Famous Philosophy Majors

Did you know many noteworthy and famous individuals majored in philosophy?

Business and Finance

  • The co-founders of PayPal and Flickr
  • The former CEOs of Time Warner, Fannie Mae, Hewlett Packard, and Overstock.com
  • Hedge fund manager, investor, and philanthropist George Soros George Soros

Sports and Entertainment

  • NBA coach Phil Jackson
  • Harrison Ford
  • Chris Hardwick
  • Steve Martin
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Alex Trebek
  • Gene Siskel
  • Jay Leno
  • Bruce Lee

Politics and Diplomacy

  • Thomas Jefferson, US President
  • Rahm Emanuel, White House Chief of Staff and Mayor of Chicago
  • Vaclav Havel, President of Czechoslovakia
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Robert McNamara, US Secretary of Defense
  • David Souter, Supreme Court Justice