Laurence Tisch, Edmund T. Pratt, J.D. Power and Robert Crandall are some of the most successful and influential graduates of the Wharton Business School, according to Business Insider. Some other successful graduates include Mortimer Zuckerman, John Sculley, Edward E. Crutchfield and Ruth Porat.Continue Reading
Tisch got his MBA from Wharton in 1943, when he was just 20 years old, and he eventually became the CEO of CBS from 1986 to 1995. Pratt was the CEO of Pfizer Inc. from 1972 to 1991, overseeing a period of huge growth for the company. Power, a 1959 graduate of Wharton, created J.D. Power & Associates, a prestigious automobile market research company. Crandall is credited with creating the frequent-flyer program as the president and chairman of American Airlines.
Zuckerman owns the New York Daily News and the U.S. News & World Report, and he has an estimated net worth of $2.4 billion. Sculley was in charge of both Pepsi and Apple after graduating from Wharton in 1963. While at Apple, Sculley fired Steve Jobs. Crutchfield was the CEO of First Union Bank and oversaw a period of huge growth, with revenues climbing from $7 billion in 1994 to $258 billion six years later. Porat, the CFO of Morgan Stanley, was named the most powerful woman on Wall Street by Business Insider.Learn more about Education