Ithaca, N.Y. – In response to a Business Insider story, an official Cornell University Twitter account asked its followers, “Want to be in the 1% of the 1%?”
The official account for the Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, @CornellCALS, retweeted the article, titled “The Best Universities for Becoming a Billionaire,” at 7:30 a.m. Friday.
“Well here’s a fun ranking…” the tweet said.
“Want to be in the 1% of the 1%? @Cornell ranked 7th best school to become a billionaire!”
As of 1:30 p.m, three users had retweeted the link, including the account for Cornell University Admissions @CornellUAO.
The article from July 21, titled “The Best Universities for Becoming a Billionaire,” ranks Cornell as #7, with 14 billionaire alumni.
The article is based on a Duke University study that analyzed attendees of the 2014 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
Schools ahead of Cornell include Columbia University, with 15; New York University, with 17; and, topping the list, Harvard University, with 52 billionaire alumni.
Noteworthy alumni from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences include Jon Daniels, general manager of the Texas Rangers; Bryan Colangelo, president and general manager of the Toronto Raptors; and Robert Baker, inventor of the chicken nugget.