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Phil Knight, one of the founders of Nike, – the world’s largest supplier of athletic shoes – has a personal fortune which is worth at least 8 billion US dollars.

Notwithstanding this enormous wealth, a few years ago he decided to take a degree course in English literature and creative writing at Stanford University in America.

Similarly, the well-known Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira studied history on a summer school course at the University of California in Los Angeles.

By using her middle names when registering for this course, her professors did not even realise she was a pop star.


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Read by John Edwin Skelton.