If you are someone that dreams of being on ruthless Wall Street, managing billions in assets, investing, selling and buying stocks, then these 10 schools are your best bet of getting a job there. Although the annual fees are some of the highest around the world, the starting salaries will be well worth the investment.
University of California at Los Angeles — Anderson School of Management
With an average starting salary of $140,457, the school fees of $59,290 are an investment. UCLA provide a marketing partnership with Google to provide students with the best of education. Notable alumni include YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and a number of Google executives.
University of Michigan — Ross School of Business
Michigan’s average starting salary for business school graduates is $145,926, but their fees are $64,678. They have over 50 peer coaches to help students and have impressive ties with companies including Amazon, Deloitte, Google, McKinsey & Co., and Microsoft.
Harvard University — Harvard Business School
The world’s most expensive MBA program is of course at Harvard at $75,353. Graduates should expect to earn around $153,830 and is considered the very best in academic excellence. It is amongst the most prestigious schools in the world and it’s alumni include the likes of Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former President George W. Bush, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
University of California at Berkeley — Haas School of Business
The second-oldest business school in the US gives MBA graduates a starting salary of around $140,067. The tuition fees are $57,560 and the school boasts the highest diversity rate in MBA classes.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Sloan School of Management
The Sloan School of Management offers three MBA tracks including enterprise management, entrepreneurship and innovation, and finance. Not only is their starting salary $143,565, 93% of 2016 graduated accepted job offers within 90 days from companies including Amazon, Google, McKinsey & Co., and Microsoft. All this for fees costing $68,250.
Stanford University — Graduate School of Business
The Palo Alto based school is known for producing Silicon Valley superstars and the best entrepreneurs. Although they get plenty of job offers, many of it’s students go on to start their own companies. The average starting salary is $153,553 and the fees are $66,540.
Columbia University — Columbia Business School
Columbia churns out some of the best business and finance brains that find themselves at the biggest investment banks. The starting salary is around $150,229 and their annual fees are $71,624. Their prestigious alumni include Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and former Bank of America executive Sallie Krawcheck.
New York University — Stern School of Business
Stern’s MBA offers three specializations, ranging from luxury marketing to banking and real estate. As a result, post-graduates have ended up at companies including Boston Consulting Group, NBCUniversal, Morgan Stanley, and Burberry, with an average starting salary of $145,413. Their fees are $69,110 which seems to be worth it.
University of Chicago — Booth School of Business
Booth offers a very real experience on their MBA program, equipping their student for work in big corporations. The experience pays off and 95% of students in 2016 secured employment within three months of graduating with an average starting salary of $147,475 and fees of $67,668.
University of Pennsylvania — The Wharton School
Wharton is home to the second most-expensive program in the country and has a very high average starting salary of $155,058. Their fees of $73,634 seem to be justified by their 96% job placement rate.
Taylor Swift – $17 Million, Rhode Island
One of the things that makes the life of a celebrity so alluring is the idea that you can use your newfound wealth to build the house of your dreams. Though some celebs are happy flying under the radar, many have put massive amounts of money into lavish homes, taking advantage of their fame and fortune. When Taylor needs to get away from the glitz of LA, she has this massive Rhode Island mansion to call home.
Johnny Depp – $3 Million, The Bahamas
Johnny Depp may have been a household name long before he made his debut in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, but it became clear just how much island life suited him. For someone who appreciates privacy as much as Depp, owning an entire island with multiple houses is certainly the best option. Though purchasing a private island isn’t exactly cheap, Depp saves some money by keeping the entire thing wired up with solar energy.
Kathie Lee Gifford – $10.5 Million, Florida
When you’re a morning show legend who was once married to a football player, you can certainly have your pick of houses. Some of the perks of Gifford’s Key Largo mansion include being located steps from the water, plus having the exclusive privilege of being located within a private ocean club. However, Gifford has been trying to get rid of the property for several years, but it seems there aren’t many others who can afford her asking price.
Judge Judy Sheindlin – $9 Million, Rhode Island
This beautiful New England seaside mansion is nothing short of magnificent, and we would expect nothing less from the court queen herself. Though she still paid a hefty price to take over this property, Judge Judy put her talents to use when deciding that a $3.5 million discount was more than worth it for this little piece of paradise. This massive house is located on a cliff and boasts enough room for the whole family to come and visit.
Mukesh Ambani – $1 Billion, Mumbai
Look, when you’re the richest man in your country, you probably shouldn’t feel bad for showing off your wealth. After all, with his salary, $1 billion on a custom built 27-story house is just a drop in the bucket. It might look like an office building to the uninitiated, but this massive structure is a whole lot more. It even has its own underground parking deck, a waterfall, three helicopter pads, and several swimming pools. Of course, Mukesh also needs an army to maintain the place.
Molly Brown – Priceless, Denver
Best known for surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Molly Brown was made famous to a new generation when she was played by Kathy Bates in the critically acclaimed 1998 film. Though Molly and her husband paid the substantial sum of $30,000 when they purchased this mansion back in the early 20th century, after their deaths, the mansion was abandoned. By the 1970s, however, Historic Denver began a fundraising drive in order to restore the property and then turn it into a museum dedicated to Molly Brown.
Kerry Washington – $2.695 Million, Hollywood Hills
Best known for her role in the show Scandal, Kerry Washington has also made a name for herself in movies such as Django Unchained. As a result of her Hollywood fame, the actress has managed to acquire a pretty stunning estate with her football player husband Nnamdi Asomugha. The French Country-inspired house is located in the Hollywood Hills and from her balcony, she can see the classic Hollywood Sign. It also includes four bedrooms, a pool, and a basketball court.
A Christmas Story House – Undisclosed, Cleveland
If there was ever a great movie to watch during the Christmas season, then it’s without a doubt, A Christmas Story. Starring the likes of Darren McGavin and Melinda Dillon, this classic festive film took part mainly in a Cleveland, Ohio residence. With a Victorian design, the house was eventually converted by entrepreneur Brian Jones into a museum. This is because he is a huge fan of the movie. He meticulously made sure that the house looked just like the home from the movie.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West – $20 Million, California
One of the most famous couples in the world is, without a doubt, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. While they never seem to be out of the limelight, the superstar couple tries to conduct their personal life in their $20 million Hidden Hills mansion. Now that construction is complete, the incredible house also has three acres of land, as well as eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. “Kimye” even have a pool to swim in with the kids.
Beyonce & Jay Z – $45 million, L.A.
Another high-profile couple who are living like royals through their estate is Beyonce and Jay Z. The “Crazy in Love” duo secured the mansion for a staggering $45 million. It is believed that the stunning estate has a remarkable 100 rooms! That’s not all though. It also rumored that the mansion has an M&M’s World, for some strange reason. That’s still just scratching the surface. Beyonce and Jay also have a bowling alley, an aquarium, and even their own nightclub.
Tiger Woods – $60 Million, Florida
Despite having a rollercoaster life over the last decade, Tiger Woods still lives in luxury after all this time. His personal life may have been destroyed in an instant, but nevertheless, the iconic golf player still has an incredible mansion located in Florida. Believed to be valued at $60 million, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the mansion also includes a four-hole golf course. With a comeback in the cards, Tiger still has time to get an even bigger house.
Jeff Franklin – $4 Million, San Francisco
When you are the creator of one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, in the form of Full House, you’re entitled to have your very own “Full House.” Jeff Franklin lives well in his $4 million home, located in San Francisco. In fact, it’s the actual Tanner house that the actors shot scenes in all those years ago. It only seems fitting that the showrunner of Full House would live in the exact same place.
Katy Perry – $4 Million, Los Angeles, California
After the success of her impressive music career, Katy Perry secured a nice little bit of property worth $4 million. Perry is the queen of her castle in her Mediterranean-style mansion, which features gorgeous marble, granite, and other stonework to give it an authentic feel. And of course, no multimillion-dollar property in L.A. would be complete without a pool. The always fashionable Perry has even converted the property’s garage into a giant closet so she has more storage space for her articles of clothing.
Ryan Lewis – $8 Million, Seattle, Washington
Ryan Lewis, famous as the DJ behind Macklemore, put the money earned by the duo’s hits into his home in Seattle. This magnificent property comes with a view to the ocean. In addition, Lewis made sure it came with his own personalized touches: a whiskey bar, a library, and its very own music studio where he can record tomorrow’s hits. While some of the rich and powerful live fairly modestly compared to their net worth, Lewis sure knows what to spend his money on.
Michael Phelps – $2.5 Million, Scottsdale, Arizona
Michael Phelps is probably the greatest swimmer who ever lived. His achievements in the Olympics have brought him both fame and fortune, and the latter enabled him to purchase a $2.5 million breathtaking mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona. The house sprawls over a whopping 6,000 square feet and features five bedrooms, four fireplaces, a separate section for barbecuing, and a pool — naturally. With all the money he made from endorsements following his unparalleled success in the Olympic swimming pools, it’s no surprise he could afford this beautiful home.
Jane Fonda – $13 Million Beverly Hills, California
The stylish Jane Fonda has been recognized for her fantastic taste since she came under the public’s eye. She applied this to her home as well, which cost her $13 million. This mansion is truly unique and features a glass elevator, a walk-in closet, and a pool that is heated with solar energy. The environmentalist Hollywood celebrity clearly walks the walk as well as talks the talk. It’s no wonder she can afford all of this, as she followed her father in etching an acting career for herself.
Michael Jordan – $15 Million, Chicago, Illinois
Michael Jordan is one of the most famous athletes in the world, and has raked in the profits that stem from this status. His Chicago home is worth $15 million and has an indoor basketball court, a wine cellar, a wooden luxe man cave, not to mention a tennis court. This has become a tourist destination for Chicago Bulls fans, as visitors to the city can walk up to the front gate and see his jersey number, the iconic number 23, appear on the bars.
Hayden Panettiere: $2.1 Million, Nashville, Tennessee
Hayden Panettiere is only 29 years old, yet she has accrued enough cash to purchase her own mansion. While it’s a dream for many millennials to one day own a home, Panettiere was able to cough up a ridiculous $2.1 million for her Nashville estate. It comes with a living room designed like a cabin as well as a music room where she puts all of her guitars. She looks so carefree in her magnificent home, without a care (or a mortgage) in the world.
Vanna White – $47.5 Million, Beverly Hills
The former Wheel of Fortune host once occupied this mansion of dreams with her ex-husband George Pietro until their divorce in 2002. Sitting on 22,194 square feet of land, doesn’t it seem worth working on the marriage just to live in this Tuscan style home? This two-story mansion has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a wine cellar, and a mini spa. After renting it out for many years, Pietro put it on the market, and the asking price of $47.5 million makes it one of the most expensive houses on this list!
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka – $5.5 Million, East Hampton
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka are known for expanding their real estate empire and together they own a number of different properties. However, the pride of their collection has to be this $5.5 million castle hidden in the secluded Hamptons. This amazingly tasteful home has features that most of our towns would be lucky to have. The 13.5-acre property has a tea room, swimming pool, cabana, tennis court, and a lily pond! We’re pretty sure their kids will love growing up here.
Blake Shelton – $3 Million, Nashville
The Voice coach, Blake Shelton, must have a very eye-pleasing amount in his bank account. He was able to purchase a $3 million mansion in Nashville where he used to live with his ex-wife Miranda Lambert. After divorcing, they sold the house and Blake went on the build a Hawaiian themed ranch in Oklahoma. Unsurprisingly, he did not have any loans or mortgages on either of the houses. It is no wonder he would gaze up at the ceiling of angels every night.
Britney Spears – $9 Million, California
There was not one person throughout the late ’90s that did not know the pop singer Britney Spears. With all that popularity came a great fortune and Britney was able to buy her $9 million-worth mansion in California. Her house features a spa, a golf course, and tennis court, with plenty of other lovely surroundings. You can just imagine how much fun her two children have splashing around in that pool and running wild in the large garden.
Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen – $20 Million, Tribeca, New York
This super couple both excel in their fields and their apartment certainly proves it. NFL favorite Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen invested in an ultra-luxurious condo called 70 Vestry. Each apartment in the block comes with its own expansive balcony and the interior is decorated with a contemporary style with a dash of neutral marble colors. Apparently, it is said that Gisele loves cooking and especially loves her advanced kitchen with top-of-the-range appliances.
Justin Bieber – $20 Million, Hollywood Hills
Justin Bieber is a world-renowned name and his house proves it. Taking up pretty much the majority of Hollywood Hills with his $20 million worth glass house, the 24-year-old’s house features more than 6,500 square feet of living space and an infinity pool on its 7,500 square feet of outdoor space. With the house made up of numerous glass windows and doors, we sure hope he has a good insurance and is not too bothered about his privacy.
Drake – $7.7 Million, Hidden Hills
Rappers like Drake are all known to splash the cash and live lavish lifestyles. With record hits after hits, there is no doubt that Drake has the bank account fit for this life. The Canadian-born artist is the proud owner of a $7.7 million-worth mansion in Hidden Hills. While it looks more like a 5-star hotel resort, his “home” comes fitted with huge swimming pools, caves, waterfalls, and secret passageways. Drake is officially living life as a king.
Rob Lowe – $42 Million, Santa Barbara
Neighboring with Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, actor Rob Lowe and his wife invested in this beautiful $42 million 10,000 square-foot estate property that is a designer’s dream. Featuring in Architectural Digest, this estate holds rooms which belong to an old English style theme, and the house is equipped with resort-like pools, fountains, and a hot tub. Luckily, due to its elevation, Lowe’s estate remained unharmed after the mudslides that hit the area earlier this year and destroyed many houses nearby.
Novak Djokovic – $15 Million, Miami
Novak Djokovic is as serious on the court as he is off the court. The hardworking athlete spends a lot of time working on his body, but it seems as though he pays just as much attention to the type of life he lives as well. When he dropped $15 million on his five-bedroom home in Miami, we’re pretty sure that he didn’t have to consult his accountant! The home is incredibly stylish and is situated so close to the sea, you can practically jump into if from the balcony.
Minnie Driver – $2.5 Million, Hollywood Hills
Minnie Driver is a British actress who is known in homes all around the world. However, when it came to styling and modeling her own home, she decided to add her own personal touches to the mix. Her $2.5 million home is both tasteful, wonderfully humble, and brilliantly eccentric! We love celebs who keep it real and Minnie has done just this. Her home feels cozy and warm and doesn’t look so jarringly avant-garde that it feels like you’re living in a music video 24/7.
Tommy Hilfiger – $27.5 Million, Florida
Tommy Hilfiger is a name that we immediately associate with high-end fashion and the glitz of celebrity. It is definitely true that Hilfiger has become a somewhat of a household name, but his home is something far beyond your ordinary household! The $27.5 million mansion in Gold Beach, Florida is styled in a way that seems as though the designer simply unloaded all his childhood fantasies into the design. This gives the whole place a ‘dream castle’ effect that is both kitsch and vogue at the same time!
Bill Gates – $147.5 Million, Washington
Bill Gates is well known as being one of the smartest and richest guys in the room. He is also known for being a generous philanthropist who works tirelessly to help tackle large-scale humanitarian issues and help those in need. But when it came to buying his own house, the man stopped at no expense. The result is a mansion worth a whopping $147.5 million and is around 66,000 square feet in size. The home has a giant library and every room features some of the latest tech.
Leonardo DiCaprio – $1.75 Million, Belize
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his amazing acting abilities and it’s taken him a lot of time to work his way to the point that he’s at today. When it comes to property, he’s no shy guy and has been known to spend loads on properties (of which he owns quite a few). However, this modest yet highly tasteful home literally on the beach in Belize fetches a modest price tag of $1.75 million, proving that you don’t have to spend loads to live in luxury.
Christina Anstead – $4.1 million, Newport Beach
Everything seemed to be going well for Flip or Flop star Christina Anstead, especially after she purchased her home in Newport Beach with Ant Anstead for $4.1 million. This four-bedroom, three-bath, 3-car-garage paradise was the perfect place for the couple. However, ever since their separation, Christina has become the sole owner of the home, with Ant reportedly filing an “Interspousal transfer grant deed” in court. Apparently, the document states that “this conveyance establishes sole and separate property of the spouse.”