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5 Top Celebrities That Went to Business School


While the entertainment industry can seem like an elusive world that is not possible to access, it’s just like any other industry, and one career path into entertainment is to study business. Studying a business MBA teaches you key critical thinking skills which can be applied to many different industries & help can help you excel no matter what you end up doing in the real world, whether you are creating a clothing line or marketing yourself as an influencer. Here we look at five celebrities who went to business school…

Tyra Banks

Tyra Lynne Banks, also known as BanX, is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer.  She is worth an estimated $90 Million (2011) having built an extremely successful career.  No doubt the President Management Program she took at Harvard Business School in 2012 has helped her to manage her success and continue to grow her brand.   In Tyra Banks world her business is herself.  She is the product she sells into different industries in the entertainment world & she is very good at it.

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal is a retired American basketball player born in New Jersey. He’s played for 6 major league basketball teams in the US winning a ton of awards for his performance.  He also has a Masters Degree in Business and a Doctorate in Education.   He’s also worked in television, movies & music once again capitalizing of his public profile to grow his networth to an estimated $400 million.

Mike Jagger

Mike Jagger is one of the icons of rock and roll, if not the most prolific of all time. The Rolling Stones used to play for no money at all in Ealing Broadway Tube Station borrowing equipment so they could play. Jagger was studying at the London School of Economics at the time but he didn’t finish, he decided to focus on his music career instead and left. His predicted net worth is $360 million aged 76.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner graduated with a BA in business which landed him his first job as a Marketing Executive.  This only lasted a short time because he realised how much he wanted to be in entertainment.  He started studying acting every night whilst working his regular job and then shortly after landed his first roles.  His business BA has helped him in his acting & music career as well as his entrepreneurial pursuits.  In 1995 Kevin Costner started developing oil separation machines as one business venture.  And in 2004 he opened a visitor centre in South Dakota,  Tatanka.

Russell Howard

Russel Howard is an english comedian who has also been involved in television, radio & acting. He grew up in Bristol & studied economics At The University of the West Of England.  His studies helped him to forge a successful career in entertainment at a young age. He is only 39 and has an estimated Net Worth of $4 million. 

No matter what industry you want to go into foundation studies in business can help you see those business opportunities and achieve financial success and is therefore a worthwhile investment.

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