9 Famous People with a Degree in Business

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There are celebrities and famous people who have earned a degree in business, but pursued other careers as actors, actress and producers and other professions.

There are famous people who have a gained a college education before becoming stars.  Some of these celebrities earned a degree in Business, but pursued careers as actors, actress, producers and in the sports world. 

Laz Alonso

He is an actor, best known for playing ‘Tsu'tey’ in the science fiction film Avatar.  He also appears in A&E TV Series, ‘Breakout Kings’ and Southland drama series.  He graduated from Howard University School of Business and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.  After he graduated, he worked at an Investment Banking Firm on Wall Street.

Eric Bischoff

He is known as the Executive Producer and later President of World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and then the General Manager of World Wrestling Entertainment’s Raw.  Eric Bischoff graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner is an actor, producer and director.  He graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a B.A. in Business.  After graduation, he worked as a marketing executive, but eventually quit after a month to pursue his acting career. 

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart is a standup comedian and actor. He acted in 1970 comedy, ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ as a psychologist.  He also appeared in shows like Desperate Housewives, ER and NCIS.  He graduated at Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. 

Shaquille O'Neal

He is a professional Basketball player for the NBA.  He played for four different NBA teams.  He also has produced and starred in movies like Steel and Kazaam.  He graduated from Louisiana State University with an MBA (Master of Business Administration). He is considered the only NBA with an MBA.

David Spade

He is an actor who plays ‘Russell’ on Rules of Engagement. He also starred as C.J Barnes in 8 Simple Rules and as a cast member in Saturday Night Live.  David Spade graduated with a degree in Business from Arizona State University in 1986.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

He is an actor, movie star and the 38th Governor of California.  He received his Bachelors degree in Business and International Economics at the University of Wisconsin Superior.

Teddy Sears

He is an actor, who co-stars in TNT’s, ‘The Defenders.’ He also had roles in Raising the Bar and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and One Life to Live.  He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Business Management before pursuing his acting career.

Howard West

Howard West is an actor and Executive Producer of the TV series, Seinfield.  He was born in New York City and graduated from Long Island University with a Degree in Business Management.