Here's What the Leaders of the 11 Most Successful U.S. Companies Studied in College
If you want to be the CEO of a powerful company, choosing the right college major is an important place to start.
We took a look at the leaders of the top 11 companies in this year's Fortune 500, and by and large, they each majored in a field directly related to industry of their future employer. And nearly all of the CEOs obtained post-graduate education after getting their bachelor's degree.
Here are the college degrees held by some of America's most powerful CEOs.
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Steven Collis -- AmerisourceBergen
AmerisourceBergen is worth $17.31 billion.
B.S. in commerce -- University of the Witwatersrand
Honors bachelor of commerce -- University of the Witwatersrand
James Hackett -- Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is worth $46.65 billion.
B.S. in finance -- University of Michigan
Randall Stephenson -- AT&T
AT&T is worth $212.54 billion.
B.S. in accounting -- University of Central Oklahoma
Master of Accountancy -- University of Oklahoma
Mary Barra -- General Motors
General Motors is worth $61.64 billion.
B.S. in electrical engineering -- General Motors Institute
M.B.A. -- Stanford University
Larry Merlo -- CVS Health
CVS Health Corp. is worth $71.18 billion.
B.S. in pharmacy -- University of Pittsburgh
David Wichmann -- UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is worth $202.57 billion.
B.S. in accounting -- Illinois State University
John Hammergren -- McKesson
McKesson is worth $29.41 billion.
B.A. in business administration -- University of Minnesota
M.B.A. -- Xavier University
Darren Woods -- ExxonMobil
ExxonMobil is worth $339.55 billion.
B.S. in electrical engineering -- Texas A&M University
M.B.A. -- Northwestern University
Tim Cook -- Apple
Apple is worth $871.85 billion.
B.S. in industrial engineering -- Auburn University
M.B.A. -- Duke University
Warren Buffett -- Berkshire Hathaway
Berkshire Hathaway is worth $443.69 billion.
B.S. in business administration -- University of Nebraska
M.S. in economics -- Columbia University
Doug McMillon -- Walmart
Walmart is worth $228.28 billion.
B.S. in business administration -- University of Arkansas
M.B.A. in finance -- University of Tulsa