We decided to comb through alumni lists of some of the country’s top prep schools to find the ones with big name Wall Street alums.
Of course, you don’t have to go to a prep school to be successful on the Street just like you don’t have to graduate from an Ivy League with a 3.5 GPA either.
We’ve included our round up in the slides that follow.
If we’re missing any big names, feel free to send an email to [email protected]
Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Tom Steyer (former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital Management), Stephen Mandel ('Tiger Cub'/ Lone Pine) and Olivier Sarkozy (Carlyle Group's head of the global financial services)
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: Glenn Hutchins was on the wrestling team and the football team in high school.
Notable Wall Street Alum(s): Richard Perry (Perry Capital)
Location: Milton, Massachusetts
Enrollment: ~675 (upper school)
Fun Fact: Perry (pictured second in the back row for the tennis team photo) 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): KKR's Henry Kravis (pictured front row center of the 1962 wrestling team), 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