The engineering science is maybe not the most profitable field of life, but there are some people who managed to become rich. Here are the 10 richest men with engineering education in the world.
1. Carlos Slim.
Definitely the richest engineer in the world with his $71.2 mlrd. Mr. Slim owns the Grupo Carso conglomerate with interests in finance, communication, retailing and technology. This man is a Mexican who has a Civil Engineering degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
2. Charles Koch.
The CEO of Koch Industries is strongly related to the MIT educational system having degrees in General Engineering, M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. Chemical Engineering. Koch Industries works mainly in the fields of chemicals and oil refining which brought to Charles Koch $31 mlrd.
3. David Koch.
This is the brother of Charles Koch and a co-owner of Koch Industries having 42% of the company. He has the same financial status as his brother – $31 mlrd. David Koch has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering.
4. Michael Bloomberg.
Yes, this is the current Mayor of New York city and owner of 88% of Bloomberg L.P. He is an electrical engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree from John Hopkins University . His wealth is evaluated at $31 mlrd.
5. Bernard Arnault.
This french engineer with engineering degree from École Polytechnique has $29 mlrd. He is a CEO of LVMH, a company that operates in the field of luxury goods.
6. Jef Bezos.
This one of the pioneers in e-commerce who had a significant role in the growth of this field. The founder of Amazon has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from Princeton University. His wealth is evaluated at $28,9 mlrd.
7. Larry Page.
The CEO and co-founder of Google has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Computer Science from Stanford University. This man created Google‘s PageRank on which is based the ranking algorithm of the largest search engine on the internet. He has $24,9 mlrd.
8. Sergey Brin.
Also co-founder of Google, he has a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University. His wealth is known to be $24,4 mlrd. Brin is now a US citizen, but he was born within the borders of the Soviet Union. He and his family arrived to USA while Sergey was 6 years old.
9. Mukesh Ambani.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bombay and is now a chairman of Reliance Industries Limited. His wealth is evaluated at $21 mlrd.
10. Thomas Kwok.
He has a MBA degree from London Business School, University of London, and his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering comes from the Imperial College, University of London. Now he is managing director of Sun Hung Kai Properties. Thomas Kwok, together with his brothers Walter and Raymond who are also in the company, has $17 mlrd.