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You might think that the biggest and most famous celebrities only went to acting school or got their big break while they were in high school so they didn’t have to even attend college at all. But it turns out that there are actually several celebs that not only went to college, but also got their business degree.
Keep reading for a list of five celebrities who surprisingly have business degrees, and if you want to follow suit, you can attend a school like Northeastern University to get your prestigious masters in business administration online.
1. Wanda Sykes
Known for her comedic talents, Wanda Sykes is a wonderful actress, but many people do not realize that she also holds a marketing degree from Hampton University, which is located in Virginia. She attended the school after graduating high school in Washington, D.C. After she graduated college, Wanda first started working in the business world before she found herself in Hollywood.
2. Cate Blanchett
Lovely Cate Blanchett grew up in Australia and went on to become an award-winning Hollywood actress. Even though she was actually interested in acting while she was in college at the University of Melbourne, she was really there to get her economics degree, which may surprise many of her fans. Once she graduated, she traveled around the world and started working as an extra before she got her big break.
3. Arnold Schwarzenegger
You may think that Arnold Schwarzenegger was always solely focused on bodybuilding and eventually his work in Hollywood, but it turns out that he was also interested in business. When he was done competing in the Mr. Olympia competition, he decided to get his college degree in international economics and international business from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. That was back in 1979 and it was early in his career as a celeb. Like many students today who enroll in online MBA programs, Arnold actually completed a lot of his courses from California.
4. Kevin Costner
Before becoming a movie star, Kevin Costner graduated from California State University’s business college. He received his BA in marketing and finance, but it was during his last year at the business school that he started to discover his artistic side. He enrolled in acting classes and ended up meeting Richard Burton before deciding that he would rather pursue a career in acting.
5. Dr. Oz
You may think of Dr. Mehmet Oz as a doctor to celebrities, and you may even watch his beloved television show, but what is surprising is that he actually holds a Wharton MBA along with his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned these degrees at the same time while he was in college because he realized that, to be a great doctor that runs helpful programs for patients, you have to know how a hospital makes money. Now that’s impressive!
So as you can see, even celebrities know the value of having a business degree. It can prepare you for a host of career paths and help you better understand how various industries make their money.