Sunday, January 19, 2014

9 Philosophy Majors Who Became Extremely Successful in Business

"...philosophy, one of the more cerebral and seemingly less practical majors out there, has produced some incredibly successful people."
  1. Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina was a medieval history and philosophy major at Stanford University.
  2. Activist investor Carl Icahn was a philosophy major at Princeton University.
  3. Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair was a philosophy major at the University of Kansas.
  4. Hedge fund manager George Soros was a philosophy major at the London School of Economics.
  5. Former Fannie Mae CEO Herbert Allison Jr. was a philosophy major at Yale University.
  6. Former Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin was a philosophy major at Haverford College.
  7. founder and CEO Patrick Byrne got a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University.
  8. Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield got both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in philosophy.
  9. PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel was a 20th century philosophy major at Stanford University.

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