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Lawyer Could-Have-Been: Julio Iglesias

Here’s another entry for the list of  Lawyer Could-Have-Beens, that is, people who earned a law degree but decided to pursue some other career. 

It’s one you wouldn’t expect.

Julio Iglesias.

That’s right – the handsome Latin international singing star (left) who did “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.” The guy who has sold over 300 million records worldwide. The guy with a Web site, www.julioiglesias.com, that you can view in 21 different languages.

Julio was a soccer player and law student at Universidad Complutense Madrid in the early 1960s. He was in a bad car wreck in 1963; it took him three years to recover fully. During that time, he learned to play the guitar and soon was writing songs.

He attended music festivals throughout Europe and won a recording contract. His wealthy family in Spain, however, didn’t totally approve of his new musical career. So to make them happy, he completed his law degree in 1972.

His family might still say it’s important to have a fall-back. But Julio, who turns 66 tomorrow, clearly has had the last laugh. In 21 different languages.

One comment

  1. If he had stuck with law, we might have heard “To All the Clients I’ve Billed Before.”

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