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Top Ten College Majors for Millionaires

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Politics enters the list in the bottom spot. Political Science is a branch of knowledge that looks at various systems of government and the analysis of political activity and behaviour. Politicians are generally elected officials serving the public in some capacity. It’s a difficult, often thankless job, but it does come with a very decent salary and benefits package at most levels of government. Both Harvard and the London School of Economics have highly respected programs. Photo by thinboyfatter

Psst! Want to know what the majority of millionaires in the world studied at university? Me too.

In a new study by WealthInsight, it would appear that there are more millionaires with a degree in engineering than any other subject. The study further reveals that these individuals are not generally engineers by trade, but rather use their training and study methods to become highly successful entrepreneurs. This, therefore, begs the question - what exactly is engineering teaching its students that makes so many of them end up filthy rich? We can only hazard a guess.

The top ten includes the usual suspects, with a heavy slant towards finance and business fields of study (which makes sense). There are no guarantees, of course, but pursuing a degree in any of these ten will put you with some rather lofty company. 

And, it must be noted, that there are plenty of millionaires outside of these ten, as well as notable examples that did not attend (or complete) a post-secondary institution of any kind. These "dropouts" include the likes of Princess Diana, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Walt Disney, Billy Joel, and Elton John.

Sadly, there are no shortcuts. There are no surefire and easy ways to financial security. The ten degrees listed here will undoubtedly help you land a financially rewarding career, but they all require discipline, hard work, and years of study and toil. 

Make it through all that, with some innovative ideas and a bit of luck on your side, and you just may join the list of famous engineers, lawyers, or accountants (are there any?). 

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