MBA is one of the most sought after post-graduate course for young people as aspiring for bright careers. The true value of MBA can’t be measured, but the financial success of some of the people who pursued management education will definitely inspire you to do it. In today’s highly competitive landscape, it has become indispensable for graduates to have a professional degree in their resumes to secure good jobs with attractive packages.

Here’re 8 Billionaires who did MBA and the best thing about it is that all of them are investing back into the education and community.

Jorge Paulo Lemann

He is an MBA graduate of Harvard Business School. He stands at 19th position in the Forbes 2016 list of world billionaires, moving 7 places upwards from 26 in 2015. He is the richest man in Brazil. He owns a stake in the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. He is 76 years old.

Susanne Klatten

She is the richest woman in Germany. According to Forbes 2016 list, she is at 38th position with a net worth $19.8 Billion. She has an interest in luxury automaker BMW of which she owns almost 50% with her brother Stefan Quandt. She is an MBA graduate of International Institute for Management and Development, Switzerland. She holds stakes in energy and geological companies like Nordex AG, Geohumus, SGL group.

Philip Knight

He is an MBA graduate of Stanford Graduate School of Business. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at 24th position with a net worth $25.7 Billion. He started with Blue Ribbon Sports with $500 which later changed its name to Nike in 1978.

Kumar Mangalam Birla

He is an MBA graduate of London Business School. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at 196th position with a net worth $6.9 Billion. He is the 8th richest man in India. He has chaired Aditya Birla Group for over two decades. The company has generated over $41 Billion in revenues.

Peter Woo

He is an MBA graduate of Colombia Business School. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at 174th position with a net worth $7.5 Billion. He is the 7th richest man in Hong Kong. He began his career with Chase Manhattan Bank, then joined his father-in-law’s firm Worldwide Shipping Group, later became its vice-chairman.

Ronald Owen Perelman

He is an MBA graduate of Wharton School of Business. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at 78th position with a net worth $12.5 Billion. In 1980’s he went on an acquisition spree on Wall Street. He took over Revlon which he still owns. He has a private art collection worth $4 Billion.

David Gilbert Booth

He is an MBA graduate of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at the 1367th position with a net worth $1.4 Billion. He gave $300 million donation to his alma mater due to which it was renamed in his honor. He owns Dimensional Fund Advisors which manages assets of over $400 Billion.

Forrest Mars, Jr.

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He is an MBA graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business. According to Forbes 2016 list, he is at 27th position with a net worth $24.5 Billion. He is the owner of world’s largest candy maker Mars along with his siblings.

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