An analysis of the BRW Young Rich List for 2016 reveals UNSW produced more young rich listers in the top 25 than any other institution.

A Sydney Morning Herald report shows that "while a number of the young rich listers have multiple qualifications from a range of organisations, UNSW has educated five in the top 25, including Atlassian's founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar". The 36-year-old tech entrepreneurs, who met while studying business information technology at UNSW, topped the list published today with earnings of $4.68 billion.

Other UNSW alumni were engineering PhD Ori Allon​ ($316 million) whose real estate technology disrupter Compass has enjoyed rapid success, and Collis Ta'eed, who, with wife Cyan is worth $184 million. Ta'eed did a bachelor of science at UNSW before undertaking postgraduate study at UTS, and then launching Envato, a network of websites with more than 6 million members, the SMH report said. 

Simon Clausen, who came in at  number 6 on the list with $391 million, studied at UNSW's Australian Graduate School of Management before becoming involved in a variety of tech businesses.

Read the full SMH report here.


Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar top the list with a record $4.6 billion wealth. Photo: AFR/Trevor Collens