21 February 2012
Aston University has been rated among the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires.
Research by investment firm Skandia highlights that 2 per cent of the UK’s millionaires went to Aston University, placing Aston University 10th overall.
The independent survey of 549 millionaires and multi-millionaires, which recently featured in The Telegraph, also revealed that 65 per cent of those interviewed went to university, with a third achieving a Masters. The survey of UK based millionaires also highlights that 71 per cent attended state school.
Both Aston University and University of Birmingham are featured in the list-placing two West Midlands universities in the top 10. Others on the list include St Andrews, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Manchester and Bristol.
Universities attended by the millionaires:
University of London
University of Oxford
University of Cambridge
University of Leeds
University of Manchester
University of St. Andrews
University of Birmingham
University of Bristol
University of Edinburgh
University of Liverpool
The Open University
University of Glasgow
The survey also highlights that two thirds of UK based millionaires see themselves as savers with men more likely to be savers than women (73% men; 59% women)
Millionaires are more likely to take advice from an IFA than an account or bank manager (37%;25%;22%)
Two thirds (67.1%) deem that the London 2012 Olympics will be good for the UK economy and will leave some form of positive legacy.