So you’ve gone to college for Economics; maybe you’re getting ready to graduate soon, or maybe you already have. Maybe you graduated with an Economics Degree 10 years ago. And if you’re anything like a lot of other folks, you’re probably wondering, Well, what now?
Recently, we’ve given some insights here with posts highlighting the Most Common Jobs for Economics Majors, and even the Best Jobs for Economics Majors—but what if a mere desk job is not your style?
What if you’re destined to be… a celebrity?
Yes, we know, Econ Major doesn’t exactly scream movie star. But you might be surprised as to which celebrities actually did get a degree in Economics; widely considered one of the hardest programs in which to earn a degree.
Oh, Hello—it looks like this famous singer/songwriter’s college Endless Love was Truly mastering Economics at Tuskegee University. We’re sure it wasn’t Easy.
This NFL Head Coach for the Patriots was a start player in the Economics game at Wesleyan University.
Fun fact! The Governator (and body builder, pretty much do-it-all-er) majored in Economics at the University of Wisconsin! And you thought he was just an action star…
Really. Who better to be the famous host of The Price is Right than a former Econ Major? No one! Correct! The price is right!
This “most powerful man in sports,” is no stranger to your T.V. screens, we’re sure, and he started out studying Econ at Washington and Jefferson.
Ben Stein, Actor/political speechwriter (Columbia University)
Who knew that this Oscar-winner and most beautiful of Elves studied Economics at Melbourne University?!
Cool Hand Luke himself studied Economics at Kenyon College back in the day—maybe this is why he had such a flare for his own business?
Okay, for real. Is anyone surprised by this? I mean—Real Estate, T.V. Mogul, politician—like him or not, the guy knows money.
Before this singer ever Bust(ed) a Move, he was studying Economics at the University of Southern California.
Reagan, A.K.A. Dutch, A.K.A. “The Great Communicator,” and, you know, a former President, started out studying Economics at Eureka College.
How do you climb to the top at Microsoft? Well this CEO studied Econ at Harvard.
This NFL quarterback didn’t always just play football; he graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford.
No surprise here—this intelligent member of the U.S. Supreme Court of Justice US Supreme Court Justice graduated from Stanford after studying Economics.
Who, you ask? Why, only the very CEO of Ebay Technologies, and one of the wealthiest women in business. She went to Princeton for her Econ degree. No big deal.
The Secretary General of the United Nations studied Economics at Macalester College before movin’ on up to her current position.
Known for his roles in the Lethal Weapon movies, among other things, this actor started out on a very different track—studying Economics at the University of San Francisco.
If you ever thought Beauty Queens weren’t smart—well, maybe you’re right sometimes. But this Miss Universe (from 2000) graduated from Bombay University with a degree in Economics.
Yes, yes, this comes as no surprise. After all, Warren Buffet is the go-to Financier. He got his Master’s in Economics from Columbia School of Business.
This US Senator studied Economics at Brooklyn College.
Like father like daughter. This businesswoman, former model, and yes, daughter of The Donald, once upon a time studied Economics. Clearly, it’s paid off.