No one asks America's top CEOs where they went to college

The No. 1 company in last year's Fortune 500 was Walmart, with US$500 billion (S$677 billion) in revenue. That would make its chief executive officer Douglas McMillon a pretty important and powerful executive, don't you think? Can you guess where he went to college? The University of Arkansas. He has an MBA, too - from the University of Tulsa.

Second on the list was Exxon Mobil. Its CEO Darren Woods went to Texas A&M University.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 15, 2019, with the headline 'No one asks America's top CEOs where they went to college'. Subscribe