Forget slaving away at a business or technology degree if you have ambitions on becoming a billionaire - an arts degree, or no degree at all may be just as good.

According to a new study from Approved Index, which looked into the backgrounds of the world's 100 richest people, the majority of top billionaires have not completed studies at university and more than three times as many studied arts as did maths or science.

These are the degree backgrounds of the world's 100 richest people:

1. None (32)

2. Engineering (22)

3. Business (12)

4. Arts (9)

5. Economics (8)

6. Finance (3)

7. Science (2)

8. Mathematics (2)

9. Law (2)

- Other (8)

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