Chip And Joanna Gaines Finish School At Harvard

Chip and Joanna Gaines went back to school. The “Fixer Upper” stars were just some of those part of Harvard’s Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports programme.

The two stopped by the Ivy League school to help learn the ins and out of the media business, as well as give their own expertise.

Run by Anita Elberse, the professor posted a picture of the BEMS students.

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“Collectively, this group alone has won an NBA Championship 🏀, Olympic Gold medal 🥇, UEFA Champions League trophy, Golden Ball and Golden Glove award, and scored 5 World Cup Goals in total across three consecutive World Cups ⚽️; received 2 ESPYs, 10 All League Teams, 2 McDonald’s All-American, and 5 All-Star selections; made 5 NCAA Final Four appearances, played 220 national-team games 🏆, won 1 Grammy and 2 MTV Music Video Awards 🎶; starred in 300 television episodes 📺, solving countless (fictional) crimes and surprising nearly 80 couples with a beautifully renovated home (involving as many demo days and an estimated 700 tons of shiplap 😉); and even has a royal title (that’s right — we have a real prince in the house! 👑),” she captioned the photo.

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Boooom!!! We’re at it again with the “Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports” (#BEMS) program! As always, the class includes a number of people with careers that stand out even from the accomplished executives that normally fill our classrooms… Collectively, this group alone has won an NBA Championship 🏀, Olympic Gold medal 🥇, UEFA Champions League trophy, Golden Ball and Golden Glove award, and scored 5 World Cup Goals in total across three consecutive World Cups ⚽️; received 2 ESPYs, 10 All League Teams, 2 McDonald’s All-American, and 5 All-Star selections; made 5 NCAA Final Four appearances, played 220 national-team games 🏆, won 1 Grammy and 2 MTV Music Video Awards 🎶; starred in 300 television episodes 📺, solving countless (fictional) crimes and surprising nearly 80 couples with a beautifully renovated home (involving as many demo days and an estimated 700 tons of shiplap 😉); and even has a royal title (that’s right — we have a real prince in the house! 👑) So inspiring that even for these superstars, the learning never stops—and amazing that they chose to join us at @HarvardHBS this week. 🙏🙌😍 #Harvard #BEMS #crushingit @lifeatHBS (📷 by the equally amazing @evephoto)

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Along with the HGTV stars, Ciara, Eric Olsen, Australian soccer player Tim Cahill, German soccer star Oliver Kahn and NBA players Julius Randle, Luc Mbah a Moute and Kevin Love all took part.

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Chip and Joanna not only gave the class a look at how they got started with “Fixer Upper” and grew it into the “phenomenon” it is today, but they also spoke of launching their own network and celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary.

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We concluded the first full day of the BEMS program with a “live case” discussion with Magnolia legends @joannagaines and @chipgaines and, well… it’s pretty obvious that we had a blast. 😃 So interesting to learn more about how they got their start with Fixer Upper, grew it into a television phenomenon, built the Magnolia brand and drove crowds to Waco, Texas, and how they now approach the launch of their own network. They absolutely crushed it. 🔥🔥🔥 And to think that they are spending time with us while celebrating their 1️⃣6️⃣th wedding anniversary… Pretty impossible not to love these two — these are the kind of events I could only dream of when I started at @HarvardHBS — so I figured some cake was in order… 😍🎂🙌 #Harvard #BEMS #lifeatHBS (📷 by my favorite sidekick @kev.wolf)

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Joanna shared her own collection of pictures from the four-day course. “Course complete! School looks good on you @chipgaines,” she wrote.

A full class picture was captioned, “What we witnessed this week at @harvardhbs was human beings at their very finest. 85 people from all around the world, from all different walks of lives, with different cultural backgrounds, religions, political beliefs and professions. We learned from one another and spoke into each other’s lives, sometimes challenging but always valuing every perspective. Not a single one of us were alike, and yet by doing something as simple as listening to and respecting one another, we were challenged and made better. Thankful for this opportunity @anitaelberse – your leadership and your passion caused grown, busy adults to think with curiosity about our own businesses and about the world around us. Oh and one more thing… I know I might be biased but I’d like to officially cast my vote for Chip as CLASS PREZ. #ChipForPrez.”

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What we witnessed this week at @harvardhbs was human beings at their very finest. 85 people from all around the world, from all different walks of lives, with different cultural backgrounds, religions, political beliefs and professions. We learned from one another and spoke into each other's lives, sometimes challenging but always valuing every perspective. Not a single one of us were alike, and yet by doing something as simple as listening to and respecting one another, we were challenged and made better. Thankful for this opportunity @anitaelberse – your leadership and your passion caused grown, busy adults to think with curiosity about our own businesses and about the world around us. Oh and one more thing… I know I might be biased but I'd like to officially cast my vote for Chip as CLASS PREZ. #ChipForPrez (Photo by @evephoto ) #bems

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Last year’s students included Lindsey Vonn and Michael Strahan.

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