3 Celebrities Who Graduated From Business School

Posted by Katie F. on March 7th, 2012

Many celebrities started out in completely different career paths before they became famous. Some were working at dead end jobs, while others completed college and were working in the field of the degree they graduated with. One of the most popular subjects to major in when it comes time for college is business and celebrities aren’t exempt from this statistic. Here are a few stars that graduated from business school before they made it big.

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner may be known for his successful acting career now, but he didn’t start pursuing acting as a profession until after he graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. He attended California State University at Fullerton and worked as a marketing director for about a month before deciding to quit and break into acting. He worked random jobs to support he and his wife while he took acting classes and went to auditions.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks may be known for being a supermodel and creator of the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model, but she’s not just a pretty face. She dropped out of Loyola Marymount University to pursue a career in modeling when she was 17 years old, but went back to school in 2010. She attended Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts for their Owner/President Management Program, which she graduated from last month.

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump was once a model and now stars on The Apprentice, works with her father Donald Trump at the Trump Organization, and designs her own line of jewelry sold at the Ivanka Trump retail store on Madison Avenue in New York City. Before she became a busy businesswoman, she graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

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