Entrepreneurship Google billionaire Eric Schmidt: ‘Almost anyone who’s successful has to start by saying they were lucky’ Updated : December 26, 2018 12:56 PM IST Schmidt, now 63, studied architecture at Princeton University, though that major didn’t last. Schmidt went on to graduate with an electrical engineering degree and then got his masters and Ph.D in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. It was perfect timing — the fact that computer industry was just getting started was absolutely key to his success. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.