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Forbes Billionaires who went to Business Schools in Europe


Do you dream of doing an MBA and eventually rub shoulders with some of the Forbes billionaires? Someone might dream of working in a Silicone Valley company, while someone might dream of starting their own business. EDUopinions today will explore Forbes billionaires who went to Business Schools in Europe. According to BusinessBecause, 16 of the world’s 100 richest people were awarded MBA degrees. Five of them earned their degrees from European universities.

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5 Forbes Billionaires who went to Business Schools in Europe

Serge Dassault

The head of Dassault Group ranks highest on this list. He inherited the Dassault group from Marcel Dassault, his father, who started Dassault Aviation in 1929. Serge Dassault earned his two engineering degrees from École Polytechnique and Supaéro. Later he received an Executive MBA from HEC Paris. According to Forbes, Serge Dassault’s net as of 2018 was worth US$22.6 billion.

Susanne Klatten

She is the richest woman in Germany and was awarded an MBA from IMD Business School in Switzerland. In addition, Susanne did a course in marketing and management from the University of Buckingham. She inherited the company Atlanta AG from her grandfather. Atlanta AG is now a pharmaceutical and chemical corporation giant. Susanne is the sole owner of the company and her current net worth is $20.5 billion, as estimated by Forbes.

James Ratcliffe

James is a British billionaire chemical engineer, financier, and industrialist. He ranks as the 110th richest person in the world in the Forbes billionaires list and his net worth is the US $12.7 billion. Ratcliffe earned his fortune as the CEO of Ineos chemicals. He earned his engineering degree from the University of Birmingham in 1974 and then, in 1980, he earned another degree from the London Business School. However, he still has a close relationship with the institution. In fact, he donated £25 million to LBS back in 2016.

Thomas Kwok

Thomas is a Hong Kong-based billionaire and the former joint chairman and managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties. He works alongside his brother, Raymond. His net worth is estimated at the US $2.2 billion, according to Forbes. Thomas Kwok first received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Imperial College London and then continued at London Business School where he received his MBA.

Alexey Mordashov

Despite the financial problems that his family faced when he was growing up, he worked his way up the ladder and is now one of the richest men in the world and the 4th richest in Russia, according to CEOWORLD. Mordashov is a majority shareholder in steel company Severstal, a business he ran for 19 years before resigning as CEO in 2015. He also owns a quarter of TUI Group, which is a travel and tourism company, and Power Machines. He got his MBA in 2006 from Northumbria University. His estimated net worth is $19.6 billion, according to Forbes.


If you would like to follow the paths of these people, getting the right education is definitely the first and most important step. Europe is home to some of the best business schools worldwide, apply now!

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