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Famous People who Majored in Economics

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List of famous people who majored in economics, including photos when available. This list of famous economics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent economics majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in economics you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

You can rank all of these people, from Ronald Reagan to Warren Buffett.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were economics majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied economics?"

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Ronald Reagan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Economics
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Ronald Wilson Reagan (; February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was a Hollywood actor and union leader before serving as the 33rd governor of California from 1967 to 1975. Reagan was raised in a poor family in small towns of northern Illinois. He graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and worked as a sports commentator on several regional radio stations. After moving to California in 1937, he found work as an actor and starred in a few major productions. Reagan was twice elected President of the Screen Actors Guild—the labor union for actors—where he worked to root out ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, United States of America

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Economics
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Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr. (born Leslie Lynch King Jr.; July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was an American politician who served as the 38th president of the United States from August 1974 to January 1977. Before his accession to the presidency, Ford served as the 40th vice president of the United States from December 1973 to August 1974. Ford is the only person to have served as both vice president and president without being elected to either office by the Electoral College. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ford attended the University of Michigan and Yale Law School. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve, serving from 1942 to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Economics
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Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$82 billion as of July 18, 2019, making him the third-wealthiest person in the world.Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from the University of Nebraska at the age of 19. He went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 88

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Economics
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Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington (born July 15, 1950) is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She is the founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site. In August 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform. She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Girton College, Cambridge, where she earned a B.A. in economics. At 21, she ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

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