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Seven Celebs with an Economics Degree: The Results May Surprise You

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An economics degree can get you many places and whether you are considering studying for an economics degree, or you are already on track to earning one, there are many famous people who have gone down the same route. Economics is often considered one of the most difficult programs to earn a degree in. If these seven celebs can do it, so can you!

Lionel Richie

Perhaps one of the most famous names on this list, the Hello singer started out just like the rest of us, at college studying for his economics degree. Richie studied at the Tuskegee University before his time as the amazing singer and songwriter we know and love. He once stayed up All Night Long just like the rest of us, studying hard to earn his education.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger has pretty much done it all, from filmmaker, actor, businessman, philanthropist, activist, author, US politician, Governor of California, and bodybuilder is it any wonder this dude also gained a degree in economics?! Schwarzenegger gained his degree at the University of Wisconsin, showing he has both brains and brawn.

Cate Blanchett

Doing it for the ladies, Cate Blanchett shows women how it is done, gaining a degree in one of the toughest subjects out there and becoming a Hollywood movie star. Not only has Blanchett won many Oscars, but she also studied for her economics degree at the University in Melbourne. Although whilst studying for her degree, Blanchett probably never imagined that she would end up playing an elf in The Lord of The Rings trilogy just years later.

Donald Trump

Perhaps not the most shocking on this list, but despite what we say about Trump, he does know his stuff regarding economics. Trump gained his degree in economics and knows exactly how to work with money, as seen by the empire he has built around him. Trump’s daughter Ivanka also followed suit and studied economics.

Danny Glover

Most people know Danny Glover from his time in the Lethal Weapon movies, but this film star also began on a different track. Before making it big in Lethal Weapon alongside Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, the actor studied economics in San Francisco.

Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick studied at the Wesleyan University before he became the head coach to the Patriots in the National Football League (NFL). If this list of famous people hasn’t inspired you to gain your Master of Science in Applied Economics yet, perhaps checking out more of what the program has to offer can help you make up your mind.

Bob Barker

For those who used to grow up watching The Price is Right, Bob Barker will be a household name. This guy started out studying for a Major in Economics before hosting his very own show. Although you don’t need an economics degree to play The Price is Right, it surely gave him a good insight into the show!

By the sounds of these seven celebs, it seems a degree in economics can lead you down any path, including fame!

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