10 Elite Prep Schools That Have Produced Wall Street's Biggest Names

The Browning School

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We recently did a report on where some of Wall Street’s top hedge fund managers went to college.While there’s a belief that in order to get a Wall Street job you need to graduate from an Ivy League with a 3.5 GPA, we learned that a bunch of the most successful hedge funders went to non-Ivy League schools. 

So we were curious where some of Wall Street’s biggest names went to high school.

We decided to comb through alumni lists of prep schools to find ones with big name Wall Street alums. 

Of course, you don’t have to go to one to be successful on the Street just like you don’t have to graduate from an Ivy League either. 

We’ve included our round up in the slides that follow. 

Episcopal High School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Julian Robertson (Tiger Management), Lee Ainslie III ('Tiger Cub'/Maverick) and Louis Bacon (Moore Capital)

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Enrollment: ~435

Fun Fact: 'Tiger Cub' Lee Ainslie III's father was the headmaster of EHS.

Deerfield Academy

Notable Wall Street Alum: Chase Coleman (Tiger Global), John Weinberg (former Goldman Sachs chairman)

Location: Deerfield, Massachusetts

Enrollment: ~600

The Browning School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Jamie Dimon (JPMorgan Chase CEO)

Location: 52 East 62nd Street, New York, NY

Enrollment: ~375 (all boys)

Fun Fact: Famed short-seller Jim Chanos (Kynikos Associates) is the president of the school's board of trustees. His three sons graduated from Browning.

Philips Exeter Academy

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Tom Steyer (former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital Management) and Olivier Sarkozy (Carlyle Group's head of the global financial services)

Location: Exeter, New Hampshire

Enrollment: ~1,071

Fun Fact: Bloomberg TV anchor Trish Regan graduated from there, too.

Phillips Academy (Andover)

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Teddy Forstmann, Scott Mead (former Goldman partner/ dealmaker and founder of Richmond Park Capital), Oscar Tang (founder of Reich and Tang), Sandra 'Sandy' Urie (Cambridge Associates founder)

Location: Andover, Massachusetts

Enrollment: ~1,102

Source: Phillips

Ethical Culture Fieldston School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Leon Black (Apollo Management) and Thomas Strauss (former president of Salomon Brothers)

Location: New York, New York

Enrollment: ~1,600 (pre-K through 12)

Fun Fact: Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein's wife, Laura, is on the school's board of trustees. She graduated in 1971.

Lawrenceville School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): John Gutfreund (former CEO of Salomon Brothers), Glenn Hutchins (co-founder of Silver Lake), Seth Waugh (former Deutsche Bank CEO) and Meredith Whitney (CEO of the Meredith Whitney Advisory Group.

Location: Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Enrollment: ~809

Fun Fact: Meredith Whitney went to Madeira, an all-girls boarding school in Virginia, and then did her post grad year at Lawrenceville.

Milton Academy

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Richard Perry (Perry Capital)

Location: Milton, Massachusetts

Enrollment: ~675 (upper school)

Fun Fact: Perry, who runs the hedge fund Perry Capital, worked at Milton's finance office part-time as a student. He also ran a real estate investment trust (REIT) for a school project, according to Fortune.

Loomis Chaffee School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Henry Kravis (KKR), Chase Olcott Stevenson (former Goldman Sachs partner) and John D. Rockefeller III.

Location: Windsor, Connecticut

Enrollment: ~650

Source: Loomis Chaffee School

The Hotchkiss School

Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Shelby Bonnie (Allen & Company partner), Stephen Greenberg (Allen & Co. managing director), Raymond J. McGuire (Head Global Banking, Citigroup), Harold Stanley (founder of Morgan Stanley), Robert Lehman (Lehman Brothers)

Location: Lakeville, Connecticut

Enrollment: ~599

Source: Hotchkiss

Now let's see which Wall Streeters were frat boys in college...

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