11 Famous Female Celebrities Who Studied Business, Finance and Economics
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11 Famous Female Celebrities Who Studied Business, Finance and Economics

Do you ever wonder who celebrities were before becoming famous stars? Some of these celebrities have gained a college education and studied Business, Economics or Finance. Some have even earned a degree in these fields, but later pursued careers as actors, actress, producers, singers and in the sports world. Who are these people?

These celebrities and famous people who studied business and have earned a degree in business, but pursued other careers as actors, actress, producers and other professions. 

TYRA BANKS

Tyra Banks is a Producer and actress.  She is the executive Producer of America’s Next Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show.  She attended Harvard Business School and received a diploma from Harvard Business School's Executive Education Program. 

CATE BLANCHETT

Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress.  She is known for her role in Elizabeth I, The Aviator, Lord of the Rings triology and many more films.  She studied Economics at the University of Melbourne. 

TEMPESTT BLEDSOE

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is known for her role as ‘Vanessa’ in The Cosby Show.  She graduated with a Degree in Finance from New York University. 

JAMIE CHUNG

Jamie Chung is an actress.  She is known for her role on ‘The Real World’ on MTV.  She also acted in Castle, Days of our Lives and CSI: NY.   Jamie Chung studied Economics at the University of California. 

JANET ALVAREZ GONZALEZ

Janet Alvarez Gonzalez was a director, producer, and political reporter for PBS, FOX and Jay Sears News Services in the early 1980’s.   According to the Internet Movie Database, later hosted several top television shows at Red PAT, Teletica, Bolivision, Telemundo, Univision, and Pentagon Network.  Janet Alvarez Gonzalez has a Ph.D. in Business Administration in Marketing and a Post Graduate Certificate in International Business from Argosy University.

FAMKE JASSEN

She is a Dutch actress, who is best known for her role in X-men as Jean Grey and the TV series Nip/Truck.  She studied Economics at the University of Amsterdam for one year. 

KARA LAWSON

Kara Lawson is a women’s professional basketball player for WNBA.  She attended the University of Tennessee and enrolled in the College of Business and graduated with a degree in Finance. 

LISA LESLIE

Lisa Leslie is a former professional basketball player for WNBA.  She graduated from  the University of Phoenix with a Master’s degree in Business administration.

DINA MEYER

Actress Dina Meyer is known for her roles in Miss Match, Saw films and Secret Agent Man.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration on marketing at C.W. Post. 

IVANKA TRUMP

Ivanka Trump is a model and businesswoman.  She is the daughter of Donald Trump and Ivana Trump.  She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

TRISHA YEARWOOD

Trisha Yearwood is a country music singer.  She majored in music business and graduated with a degree in Business administration. 

Source: IMDB (Internet Movie Database)

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