Celebrities encompass a wide range of people with a wide range of interests, so it should come as no surprise to learn that a number of them have pursued higher education to the highest degree levels that are available to them. Sometimes, they did so because they have a passion for a particular field. Other times, they did so because they have lives beyond whatever it was that made them famous in the first place. Whatever the exact cause of their pursuit of higher education, there are numerous celebrities who had earned either Ph.D.s or something similar in fields of their choosing, including a fair number of names that most people would have never expected based on a cursory knowledge of the degree holders.
Here are 20 celebrities who you didn’t know had PhDs: