What are the top degrees for becoming a millionaire?

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I was just wondering what the best degrees are for eventually becoming a millionaire? I would assume Medicine if you become a specialist, Law, and Economics to become an investment banker.
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I was just wondering what the best degrees are for eventually becoming a millionaire? I would assume Medicine if you become a specialist, Law, and Economics to become an investment banker.
Maths/Economics.
Most millionaire type jobs are in the banking and finance industry who like to employ mathematicians and economists.

I wouldn't really count Law since to be a successful lawyer you need to have contacts and a network which most successful lawyers only have through a middle class upbringing.
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I wouldn't really count Law since to be a successful lawyer you need to have contacts and a network which most successful lawyers only have through a middle class upbringing.
Where did you get that idea from?



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Maths/Economics.
Most millionaire type jobs are in the banking and finance industry who like to employ mathematicians and economists.

I wouldn't really count Law since to be a successful lawyer you need to have contacts and a network which most successful lawyers only have through a middle class upbringing.
Lol no, universities have contacts with many good Law firms, which is how they get placements for their Law graduates.
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The start your own successful business, learning on the job degree
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Theology
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I was just wondering what the best degrees are for eventually becoming a millionaire? I would assume Medicine if you become a specialist, Law, and Economics to become an investment banker.
maybe something like a good fine art degree so you can sell a painting .
or even computing4business so you can get a billionaire.


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Lol no, universities have contacts with many good Law firms, which is how they get placements for their Law graduates.
Look at the stats for Oxbridge

Cambridge: 52% doing futher study.
Average salary: £20,000
Most common job types students do after six months : Legal professionals 15%
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/Subjec...FT-UG_LWTX_KIS

Oxford: 55% doing futher study.
Most common job types students do after six months: Legal professionals 20%
http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/Subjec...0007774FT-M100

If they have "contacts with many good Law firms" how come so many do futher study?
Why do so few become legal professional? And why such low pay?
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Not medicine for sure- rarely will you be a millionaire

Law requires you to have good contacts because most likely you will not join one of the biggest law firms

if you really want to be a millionaire you need to have a business plan already because degrees will most likely not make you one
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Golf Course Management
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There isn't really a degree that is guaranteed to make you millions.
Innovation is where its at. You can innovate in any fields and end up with millions.
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You don't need a degree to be filthy rich. Mike Ashley managed it. I believe he is wealthier than every UK graduate. Ask yourself what qualities does he have which graduates lack?
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Art degree.

Everyone knows good art sells for millions. Be set for life with just one painting!
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You might want to ask in the medicine sub forum what you need to do to become a specialist AFAIK doing it for the money is a bad idea though
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A degree won't make you a millionaire, as in most cases neither will working for somebody else.
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Business or Finance. But you need to have a lucky break to make it big i.e. design something new and innovative, or get a high position at a top financial company.

Medicine isn't actually paid that great here. Only after at least 15 years post-qualification will you start earning £100k/year as a consultant. Even if you add private practice on top of that, not many doctors will end up being millionaires in the UK. Enough to live a more than comfortable lifestyle, but not what I would call filthy rich. It's possible in US/Australia though, they pay doctors **** loads. Places like the middle east is also good for doctors as its tax free.
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(Original post by IamLiquid)
Why do so few become legal professional? And why such low pay?
Because it's after six months. This isn't really a timeframe that makes sense in relation to law, since unless you've already done it you have to do a professional course after university before practising.

Nor is it very much about growing up with contacts. That's a bit of a myth perpetuated by people who didn't get offers and therefore assume that there's some elite cabal screwing them.
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Sorry, What definition of Millionaire are you taking? The Owning £1 million or the earning £1 million a year? As lots of degrees can get you into the first one, and very very few into the 2nd.
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Chemistry

Then start a pharmaceutical company to make a profit out of the sick.

You'll be rollin'
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