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List of famous people who majored in finance, including photos when available. This list of famous finance majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in finance. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in finance you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

This list below has a variety of people in it, from Morris Chestnut to Ricky Berens.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were finance majors?" and "Which famous people studied finance?"
Phil Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Finance
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Philip H. Knight was born on February 24, 1938 in Portland, Oregon. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Nike, Inc... Knight attended the University of Oregon, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1959. In college, Knight ran track for Coach Bill Bowerman, with whom he co-founded Nike. Knight went on to Stanford Graduate School of Business where he received his MBA in 1962. Knight stepped down as the company's CEO and President on December 28, 2004. As of 2007, Knight's 35% stake in Nike gives him an estimated net worth of $9.8 billion dollars. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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#32 on The Best Things from Oregon

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Mark Shuttleworth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Finance
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Mark Richard Shuttleworth is a South African entrepreneur and space tourist who became the first citizen of an independent African country to travel to space. Shuttleworth founded Canonical Ltd. and as of 2013, provides leadership for the Ubuntu operating system. He currently lives on the Isle of Man and holds dual citizenship of South Africa and the United Kingdom. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Welkom, South Africa

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Morris Chestnut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Finance
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Morris L. Chestnut is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the films Boyz n the Hood, The Best Man and its sequel, The Brothers, Two Can Play That Game, Like Mike, Ladder 49, The Perfect Holiday, Not Easily Broken, Think Like A Man, and TV series V. Additionally, he co-starred on the short-lived Patti LaBelle 1992–1993 NBC sitcom Out All Night as Jeff Carswell. He is now the host of the new BET show Vindicated. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 50

Birthplace: Cerritos, California, United States of America

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#24 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Finance
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John Alfred Paulson is an American hedge fund manager and billionaire who heads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He has been called "one of the most prominent names in high finance" and "a man who made one of the biggest fortunes in Wall Street history". His prominence and fortune were made in 2007 when he earned "almost $4 billion" personally and was transformed "from an obscure money manager into a financial legend" by using credit default swaps to effectively bet against the U.S. subprime mortgage lending market. In 2011, Paulson earned "$4.9 billion" according to Business Insider. As of March 2014, Forbes estimates his net worth at $13.5 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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