Richest Professors

Richest Professors

Richest Professors

A professor is a scholar and a researcher. Lecturer, doctor, scholar, academic all define a person who is of highest qualification. Professors publish journals, write books and help students to understand the topic from the depth.

There research leads to making some revolutionary theories that add to the advancement in the field. Professors can earn a huge amount by contributing to the field they love. Here we share with you the list of professors who actually used their knowledge to make it big.

1. Henry Samueli - $1.7 Billion+

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Henry Samueli is tops the list of world’s richest professor. He not only is known as a professor but is also famous to own a hockey team. His love for electronics motivated him to obtain a degree in Electrical engineering. He started his career as a Professor from UCLA. Some of his awards include the 2010 UCLA Medal, 2012 Marconi Prize to name a few.

2. David Cheriton - $1.7 Billion


David Cheriton has a degree in Mathematics but eventually became a Computer Science professor.  He later bought Cisco Systems in 1996. He donated $25 million to the Computer Science Program at the University of Waterloo as well as $2 million to UBC to fund the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI).

3. Adi Shamir - $1 Billion+


Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He began his career as a guest professor at École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He is the man behind some of the significant advances in the field of cryptology. RSA algorithm in computer science is his contribution.

4. Robert S. Langer - $10 Million


Robert S. Langer is a chemical engineer. He has assisted research in the field of cancer. Langer is Institute Professor at MIT. He has contributed his knowledge to the field of medicine and biotechnology.

5. Stephen Hawking - $20 Million


Legend Stephen Hawking is a scholar in the field of mathematics.  Hawking’s theories on gravitation, predictions that black holes emit radiation are some of the contributions to the field of science.