NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hoping to become one of most wealthy people on the planet, a member of the elite 0.1% club? Are you choosing a college or graduate school with the richest, best connected alumni? We've found the top schools for the global ultra-high net worth (UHNW) population, those that have $30 million or more in net assets.
According to the most recent Wealth-X and UBS World Ultra Wealth Report, the United States is the country with the largest amount of wealth in the world and holds almost a third of the world's ultra-high net worth population. In 2014, there were 211,275 ultra-high net worth individuals in the world. At the same time, the UHNW population in the U.S. managed to increase by over 4,000 new individuals, which was more than the entire UHNW population of Australia.
So, how did this increase happen? In addition to the strong performance of the country's equity markets and a decrease in unemployment, more than three quarters of the UHNW individuals in the U.S. are self-made entrepreneurs, whose new ideas have been made into profitable business ventures.
About 88% of the total global UHNW population hold a bachelor's degree and 5% come from ten universities, all of which attract students from across the globe and are located in the United States.
Click through to see which universities have the largest ultra-high net worth alumni population.
10. Cornell University
UHNW Alumni Population: 560
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $70,900
Notable Alumni: Adolph Coors, Joseph Coors, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bill Maher, Bill Nye, E.B. White
Cornell was founded in 1865, and is a federal land-grant research university and private Ivy League. The University has over 240,000 living alumni.
9. Yale University
New Haven, CT
UHNW Alumni Population: 570
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $66,000
Notable Alumni: George H. W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Francis S. Collins, Paul Krugman, Clarence Thomas, Stephen A. Schwarzman
Founded in 1701, Yale is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. The University has an alumni network of 168,987 former students.
8. Northwestern University
UHNW Alumni Population: 575
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $64,100
Notable Alumni: Stephen Colbert, Ira Glass, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, George R.R. Martin, George McGovern, Harold Washington
Northwestern University is an internationally recognized academic institution that was opened in 1855. Its Alumni Association connects over 200,000 former students with current students and other alumni.
7. University of Chicago
UHNW Alumni Population: 665
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $62,800
Notable Alumni: Larry Ellison, Milton Friedman, Edwin Hubble, Carol Moseley Braun, Bernie Sanders
Founded in 1890, the University of Chicago is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions. There are over 157,000 University of Chicago alumni worldwide.
6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
UHNW Alumni Population: 670
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $91,600
Notable Alumni: Buzz Aldrin, Kofi Annan, Carly Fiorina, William Clay Ford, Jr., Lorenzo Mendoza, Pranav Mistry
MIT was incorporated in 1861, and is now one of the world's top universities. Over 10,000 of the more than 130,000 living alumni live outside of the United States.
5. New York University
New York, NY
UHNW Alumni Population: 860
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $58,800
NotableAlumni: Woody Allen, Lady Gaga, Carl Icahn, Angelina Jolie, Jonas Salk, Martin Scorsese
NYU was founded in 1831, and is one of the largest private universities in the United States. The University has almost 470,000 alumni living in the United States and 183 foreign countries.
4. Columbia University
New York, NY
UHNW Alumni Population: 940
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $72,900
Notable Alumni: Warren Buffett, Eric Holder, Katie Holmes, Mike Jeffries, Barack Obama, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt
Columbia University was founded in 1754, and is the fifth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States as well as the oldest in the state of New York. The Columbia Alumni Association is a network of 320,000 former students.
3. Stanford University
UHNW Alumni Population: 1,240
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $80,900
Notable Alumni: Sergey Brin, Chelsea Clinton, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Marissa Mayer, Larry Page, Christen Press
Opened in 1891, Stanford is one of the world's leading research universities. Today, there are over 217,000 Stanford alumni living worldwide.
2. University of Pennsylvania
UHNW Alumni Population: 1,580
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $78,200
Notable Alumni: Michael Stuart Brown, Warren Buffett, Noam Chomsky, Ronald Perelman, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Elon Musk, Steve Wynn
In 1740, George Whitefield founded Penn as both a charity school that and a house of worship for his followers. Of its 290,000 alumni living in the United States, there are over 23,000 alumni living in countries around the world.
1. Harvard University
UHNW Alumni Population: 3,130
Average Salary of Graduates (Ten Years Later): $87,200
Notable Alumni: Lloyd Blankfein, George W. Bush, Al Gore, John F. Kennedy, James McNerney, Bill O'Reilly, John Roberts, Mitt Romney
Harvard University was established in 1636, and is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The University has over 320,000 living alumni, with almost 52,000 living in 201 countries outside of the U.S.