A question from Yahoo! Answers:
What is a good college major for Financial Investor careers?
I want to be the best financial investor I possibly can.
It doesn’t matter.
Benjamin Graham majored in classics at Columbia, so successfully that Columbia offered him a teaching position immediately upon his graduation.
J.P. Morgan spent only six months in college (University of Göttingen, to be precise), his only objective being to learn to speak German.
J.M. Keynes enrolled in King’s College to study mathematics, but later switched to economics.
Jim Simons has a Ph.D. in math, won the American Mathematical Society’s Oswald Veblen Prize in Geometry, and has been chairman of the math department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He actually refuses to hire people with previous investment experience; instead, he prefers to hire established scientists with solid quantitative backgrounds regardless of discipline.