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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 was the 40th President of the United States. Before his presidency he served as the 33rd Governor of California and was also an actor from 1937–1964. Born and raised in small towns in Illinois, Reagan graduated from Eureka College and then worked as a radio broadcaster. He moved ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1911-2004)

Birthplace: Tampico, Illinois, USA

Profession: Spokesperson, Politician, Soldier, Lifeguard, Radio personality, + more

Credits: General Electric Theater, Kings Row, Knute Rockne All American, Bedtime for Bonzo

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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 "Jerry" Ford Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving from 1973 to 1974 under President Richard Nixon. He was the first person appointed to the Vice Presidency under the ...more

Age: Died at 93 (1913-2006)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Profession: Politician, Actor, Lawyer, American football player

Credits: All the President's Men, The Bees

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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 is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the ...more

Age: 86

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur, Financier

Credits: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Billionaires' Pledge, I.O.U.S.A., The University of Sing Sing

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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 Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she became a liberal. She is the former spouse of former Republican ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Profession: Editor, Commentator, Politician, Journalist, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Saturday Night at the Mill, Bhutto, To the Contrary, How to Make Money Selling Drugs

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