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So Much for a Useless Degree

In our ongoing effort to bring comfort to parents who fear that pursuing a liberal arts degree will amass loads of debt and not prepare their children for anything other than a career as a barista, we offer the following bit of reassurance: there are any number of paths that lead to success.

So console yourselves, moms and dads--plenty of captains of industry, including those in the tech world, have managed to make something of themselves despite their useless degrees. Feast your eyes on a few examples: YouTube (CEO) History and Literature YouTube (Co-Founder) Fine Arts Netflix (Co-Founder) Math Groupon (Founder) Music HBO (CEO) Government Marriott Hotels (Founder) History and Political Science Southwest Airlines (Founder) English Chipotle (CEO) Art History Hewlett-Packard (Former CEO) Medieval History and Philosophy Xerox (Former CEO) English and Journalism Kraft Foods (CEO) Psychology American Express (CEO) History

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