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Meet the 5 most educated people in the world

Meet the 5 most educated people in the world

Success in life, like a calabash of many sides, has different meanings to different people. To some, success is better defined as an achievement of a desired aim or purpose.

More than money or fame, some people desire to align their passions with their academic pursuits. Here are the five most educated people in the world.

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VN Parthiban

He is an Indian professor with more than 145 academic degrees over the past 30 years. He has obtained multiple degrees, including Master of Science, Law, Commerce, Business Administration, Arts, and 12 research degrees.

Parthiban teaches more than 100 subjects in colleges across Chennai, and he spends all his Sundays appearing for examinations and studying.

He is worth more than $16,923 million as net worth. Speaking about his passion for education, Parthiban said; “I’m still doing more courses! My passion lies in studying for and writing examinations.”

On his upbringing, he disclosed that his mother had a difficult time raising him but she made sure he studied. And that was foundational for his quest for learning.

Michael Nicholson

Nicholson is an American perpetual student from Kalamazoo, Michigan with a lot of degrees.

He was born in 1941, and has earned 30 degrees over 55 years, including 22 master’s degrees, one bachelor’s degree, two associate degrees, three specialist degrees, and one doctorate.

Speaking about his pursuit in life, Nicholson said; “I just stayed in school and took mental jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full time in school.”

Nicholson took on a job as a parking attendant to attain a tuition discount.

Abdul Karim Bangura

He is an African man, who naturalized in America, born in August 26, 1953 from Sierra Leone and he is one of the most educated person in the world.

Bangura is a highly educated American Sierra Leonean author, academic administrator, researcher, and scientist.

He holds five doctorate degrees, speaks 18 languages, and has published over 100 books, and more than 700 scholarly articles making him one of the world’s most educated persons.

He schooled in Georgetown University in 1992, and Columbus University in 2001. Bangura has won more than 50 prestigious scholarly and community awards.

In his discussion of issues of leadership in Africa, Bangura once said; “My people of Africa, we were created in the image of God, but men have made us think that we are chickens, and we still think we are, but we are eagles. Stretch forth your wings and fly! Don’t be content with the food of chickens.”

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Benjamin Bolger

He is an American perpetual student who has earned 17 degrees as of March 2022, and is believed to be the second-most-credentialed people in modern history.

He holds degrees from Columbia, Brown, Stanford, Dartmouth, Oxford, and Cambridge, as well as another degree from Harvard, Penn, and Cornell.

Bolger was born in 1975 in Flint, Michigan, and has gotten 30 degrees so far. He is a strategic consultant, visiting assistant professor and teaching fellow at Harvard University.

Nikolaos Tzenios

Nikolaos Tzenios, commonly known as Nicolas Tzenios is the most titled science academician in the world. He has seven doctoral degrees.

He is a renowned researcher and academic who has a distinguished record of accomplishments in the field of public health, medical research, global security, and education, among others.

Tzenios is a fellow of seven science academies and holds seven university doctorate degrees.

He has received numerous awards and titles, including the titles “Most Titled Science Academician in the World” and “Most Highly Educated Person in the World” from the Official World Records.