People with Philosophy Degrees

Don’t be discouraged by those who say it is impossible to successful with a degree in philosophy. From NBA champions to founders of world’s most successful companies, here is a handful of incredible individuals who majored in philosophy:


Phil Jackson

University of North Dakota (1967)

13 time NBA Champion and Current President of Basketball Operations for the New York Knicks





Peter Thiel

Stanford University (1989)

Co-Founder of PayPal, President of Clarium Capital, Board member of Facebook, Chairman of Plantir, and Chair of Mithril Capital





George Soros

London School of Economics (1952)

Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, and Founder and adviser of the Quantum Fund