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.
Location: Exeter, New Hampshire
Fun Fact: Bloomberg TV anchor Trish Regan graduated from there, too.
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.
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
Fun Fact: Meredith Whitney went to Madeira, an all-girls boarding school in Virginia, and then did her post grad year at Lawrenceville.
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.
Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Henry Kravis (KKR), Chase Olcott Stevenson (former Goldman Sachs partner) and John D. Rockefeller III.
Location: Windsor, Connecticut
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
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