Doctor Who? 15 Celebrities You Never Knew Had Honorary Doctorate Degrees

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Doctor Who? 15 Celebrities You Never Knew Had Honorary Doctorate Degrees

We recently reported the news about Kanye West receiving his honorary Doctorates and many didn’t see it coming. Did you know he joins a list of celebrities to receive similar honors like Doctor Sean Combs and  Doctor John Legend?

How many of the following celebrities did you know had Honorary Doctorate degrees? Hit the next pages to find out.



Diddy received his Honorary degree from Washington D.C.’s Howard University.

Mike Tyson

The champ accepted an Honorary Doctorate from Ohio’s Central State University in 1989.

John Legend

University of Pennsylvania presented the singer with a Doctorate in Music last year.

Jill Scott

Her Honorary Doctorate comes from Temple University.

Viola Davis

The actress received her Honorary Doctorates from the prestigious Julliard School.

Barbra Streisand

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem awarded the actress with a Doctorate.

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    Celine Dion

    Laval University in Quebec presented the singer with an Honorary Doctorates in 2008.

    Chaka Khan

    The singer received her Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College.

    Dolly Parton

    She received her degree of Doctorate in Humane and Musical Letters from the University of Tennessee.

    Gloria Estefan

    Berklee College of Music presented Gloria with an Honorary Doctorate.

    Quincy Jones

    Quincy Jones has six honorary degrees! Including one from Harvard.

    Stevie Wonder

    Stevie Wonder has four Honorary Doctorates.

    Muhammad Ali

    The former champ holds two Honorary Doctorate degrees.

    George Foreman

    Houston State Graduate School of Theology presented him with an Honorary Doctorate in 1998.

    Aretha Franklin

    The Queen has a whopping 12 Honorary Doctorates, including one she received from Harvard last year.

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