Stanford: Stanford Grads' Companies Would Form World's 10th-Biggest Economy

A Stanford study reveals how worthy Stanford is to the economic world.

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    Google is just one of the companies founded by Stanford graduates.

    Stanford graduates are responsible for so much economic growth, the companies they founded would account for the world's tenth-biggest economy, according to a study conducted by -- wait for it -- Stanford professors.

    Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital paid for the 2011 Alumni Innovation Survey, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The study discovered that Stanford graduates "have created an estimated 5.4 million jobs and generate annual revenues of $2.7 trillion," the newspaper reported.
    Now that's a big game.
    Titanic firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Google, and Cisco Systems were all begun by Stanford graduates, the newspaper reported. "Almost half the sales reported by Silicon Valley's largest firms" were generated by "Stanford-affiliated" companies, the newspaper reported.