No.1: University of London - 伦敦大学 The highest proportion of millionaires (10.9 per cent) attended the University of London, but then it does consist of 19 self governing colleges, ten specialist research institutes and a community of 120,000 students.
No.2: University of Oxford - 牛津大学 Oxford University, the fifth best university in the world according to this year's QS World University Rankings, sent forth the second highest proportion (7.8 per cent) of millionaires. The oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford has taught some of the world's greatest writers, thinkers, scientists and businessmen, including billionaire financier Nat Rothschild who took a 2:1 in history. In 2011, the Eton educated scion of the prominent Rothschild family was estimated to have a personal fortune of £1 billion.
No.3: University of Cambridge - 剑桥大学 Cambridge, judged to be the world's number one university by QS World University Rankings 2011/12, graduated 5.5 per cent of the world's millionaires who attended university. Among its long list of successful, wealthy former alumni it includes many working in the media and arts, such as Stephen Fry who graduated with a 2:1 in English and reportedly became a millionaire two years later thanks to his rewrite of the musical "Me and My Girl".
No.4: University of Leeds - 利兹大学 The University of Leeds, one the UK's biggest full-time higher education institutions with approximately 21,000 undergraduates, was responsible for educating 3.9 per cent of millionaires. Mark Knopfler, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for rock band Dire Straits is among the super wealthy of Leeds ex-alumni. He studied English and later co-wrote the song 'Millionaire Blues' with Sting.
No.5: University of Manchester - 曼彻斯特大学 The University of Manchester, with nearly 40,000 students, had the fifth highest proportion of university millionaires (3.5 per cent), as well as 25 Nobel Laureates among its current and former staff. Comedian and author Ben Elton studied drama at Manchester before embarking on a career in stand-up comedy and writing. In 1998 he signed a £1.5 million two-book deal with publishers Transworld.
No.6: University of St Andrews - 圣安德鲁大学 St Andrews, famed for its royal connections and being the oldest university in Scotland, came joint fifth with Manchester, a remarkable effort considering there are only 5,000 undergraduates at the Scottish seaside university. Ex-alumni Kate Middleton, through her marriage to Prince William, now belongs to one of the richest families in the UK.
No.7: University of Birmingham - 伯明翰大学 The University of Birmingham was the alma mater of 2.7 per cent of the surveyed millionaires and counts Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter Chris Tarrant as an English graduate. Once estimated to be worth £20 million, he banked a fortune doing television advert voiceovers, personal appearances and radio and television work.
No.8: University of Bristol - 布里斯托大学 The University of Bristol boasts a 2.3 per cent share of the millionaires that went to university and counts wealthy comedy duo Matt Lucas and David Williams among its former pupils.
No.9: University of Edinburgh - 爱丁堡大学 The University of Edinburgh was the university of choice for 2.3 per cent of the millionaires, as well as millionaire author Ian Rankin who started writing his Rebus series while studying for his PhD in English Literature.
No.10: Aston University - 阿斯顿大学 Birmingham's Aston University was responsible for educating two per cent of millionaires, as well as former BP boss Tony Hayward who studied geology and was paid by BP an annual salary of just over £1 million and a bonus of £2 million in 2009. He is now involved in business with Nat Rothschild (see No.2: Oxford).
Research is based on a survey by Skandia of 549 millionaires and multi-millionaires, 65 per cent of whom went to university and are referred to.