Famous People who Majored in Social Studies

List of famous people who majored in social studies, including photos when available. This list of famous social studies 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 social studies. 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 social studies you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

Examples of people on this list include Robert L. Johnson and Jesper B. Sørensen.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were social studies majors?" and "Which famous people studied social studies?"

  • Robert L. Johnson
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    Robert L. Johnson

    Robert Louis Johnson (born April 8, 1946) is an American entrepreneur, media magnate, executive, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder of BET, which was acquired by Viacom in 2001. He also founded RLJ Companies, a holding company that invests in various business sectors. Johnson is the former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. He became the first black American billionaire. Johnson's companies have counted among the most prominent African-American businesses in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
    • Age: 76
    • Birthplace: Hickory, Mississippi
  • Maya Payne Smart

    Maya Smart is a journalist and writer who is married to basketball coach Shaka Smart.
  • Jesper B. Sørensen
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    Jesper B. Sørensen specializes in the dynamics of organizational and strategic change, and their implications for individuals and their careers. His research on firm outcomes has focused on the impact of organizational structure and culture on organizational learning, performance and innovation. His work of the dynamics of teams has led to new insights concerning how people respond to changes in the racial composition of their workgroups. Currently, Sørensen is engaged in a large-scale project on the determinants of entrepreneurial behavior that examines several previously unanswered questions, such as how work environments shape rates of entrepreneurship. Jesper B. Sørensen received his ...more
  • Sewell Chan is an American journalist who currently serves as a deputy managing editor at the Los Angeles Times. He previously worked at The New York Times from 2004 to 2018 in a variety of reporter and editorial positions.
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
  • Julian Baker

    Julian Baker has served as a director of Genomic Health since January 2001. Mr. Baker is a Managing Member of Baker Bros. Advisors, LLC which he and his brother, Felix Baker, PhD, founded in 2000. Mr. Baker’s firm manages Baker Brothers Investments, a family of long-term investment funds for major university endowments and foundations, which are focused on publicly traded life sciences companies. Mr. Baker’s career as a fund manager began in 1994 when he co-founded a biotechnology investing partnership with the Tisch Family, now known as Baker/Tisch investments. Previously, Mr. Baker was employed from 1988 to 1993 by the private equity investment arm of Credit Suisse First Boston ...more
  • Erik Garrison