30 celebrities who have honorary degrees


JK Rowling

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J.K. Rowling has received a total of seven honorary degrees.

Apparently there's more than one way to earn a doctorate.


While institutions of higher education have been criticized for awarding honorary doctorates to non-graduates, it hasn't stopped them from honoring accomplished musicians, artists, athletes, and actors for years.

Many celebrities on our list hold not one, but two or even three honorary doctorates from some of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Keep reading to find out which universities bestowed "Dr." upon the likes of Kanye West, Magic Johnson, and Jon Bon Jovi.