For 40 Young Americans, the Path to Riches Didn't Necessarily Lead Through Top Colleges

Students who wonder if it really matters where they attend college have another reason to be doubtful.

A survey by Fortune magazine of the 40 wealthiest Americans under the age of 40 has found that while quite a few went to prestigious institutions, a surprising number attended less-notable colleges

and universities, dropped out, or never even set foot on a campus.

Sure, Jeff Bezos, a Princeton University graduate and chairman of, weighed in at the No. 5