Duke University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Duke University. The list includes people like Richard Nixon, Seth Curry, Tim Cook, Mike Posner & Rand Paul. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, media personalities and sportspersons etc.
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 1 
Kyrie Irving
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Kyrie Irving
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 2 
Tim Cook
(CEO of Apple)
Tim Cook
40
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 3 
Richard Nixon
(President of the United States (1969-74))
Richard Nixon
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1913
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yorba Linda, California, United States
Died: April 22, 1994
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Ken Jeong
(Stand-Up Comedian and Actor Best Known for His Role in 'The Hangover' Film Series)
Ken Jeong
51
Birthdate: July 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 5 
Zion Williamson
(Basketball Player)
Zion Williamson
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 6 
Seth Curry
(Basketball player)
Seth Curry
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Jayson Tatum
(Basketball player)
Jayson Tatum
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 8 
Rand Paul
(United States Senator from Kentucky (Since 2011))
Rand Paul
43
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 9 
Melinda Gates
(Philanthropist, Ex-Wife of Bill Gates)
Melinda Gates
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 15, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
 10 
Ron Paul
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Grant Hill
(Basketball player)
Grant Hill
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 5, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 12 
Mike Posner
(Singer-songwriter, Record Producer)
Mike Posner
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 13 
Belle Knox
(Actress)
Belle Knox
3
Birthdate: June 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 14 
Brandon Ingram
(Basketball player)
Brandon Ingram
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 15 
Retta
(Stand-up Comedian)
Retta
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
JJ Redick
(Basketball player, Podcaster)
JJ Redick
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Adam Silver
(Lawyers)
Adam Silver
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 18 
Jahlil Okafor
(Basketball player - Center)
Jahlil Okafor
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 19 
Marvin Bagley III
(Basketball player)
Marvin Bagley III
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 20 
Daniel Jones
(American football player)
Daniel Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 21 
Cody Ko
(YouTuber)
Cody Ko
1
Birthdate: November 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
J. B. Pritzker
(43rd Governor of Illinois)
J. B. Pritzker
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atherton, California, United States
 23 
Elizabeth Dole
(Politician)
Elizabeth Dole
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Salisbury, North Carolina, USA
 24 
Grayson Allen
(Basketball player)
Grayson Allen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 25 
Austin Rivers
(Basketball player)
Austin Rivers
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 26 
Douglas Brunt
(Novelist)
Douglas Brunt
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 27 
Judy Woodruff
(Journalist)
Judy Woodruff
8
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
 28 
Eric Bolling
(Presenter, Television presenter, Baseball player, Journalist)
Eric Bolling
3
Birthdate: March 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
 29 
Quinn Cook
(Basketball player)
Quinn Cook
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 30 
Sylvia Earle
(The First Female Chief Scientist of the ‘U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’)
Sylvia Earle
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gibbstown, Greenwich Township, New Jersey, United States
 31 
Jay Williams
(Basketball player)
Jay Williams
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 32 
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
(Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Energy Services)
Gérard Louis-Dreyfus
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 16, 2016
 33 
Dan Abrams
(Entrepreneur)
Dan Abrams
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
 34 
Bailey Chase
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
Bobby Hurley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player,)
Bobby Hurley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 36 
Jerome Bruner
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Jerome Bruner
1
Birthdate: October 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City
Died: June 5, 2016
 37 
Sean Flynn
(Actor, Photojournalist)
Sean Flynn
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: June 1, 1971
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Stephen Miller
(Politician writer)
Stephen Miller
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Quin Snyder
(Basketball player)
Quin Snyder
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mercer Island, Washington, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 40 
Mason Plumlee
(Basketball Player)
Mason Plumlee
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 41 
Ayda Field
(Actress)
Ayda Field
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
RJ Barrett
(Basketball Player)
RJ Barrett
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 14, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Christian Laettner
(Basketball Player)
Christian Laettner
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Angola, New York, USA
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 44 
Tyus Jones
(Basketball player)
Tyus Jones
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Burnsville, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Richard Brake
3
Birthdate: November 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Wales, UK
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Carlos Boozer
(Basketball player)
Carlos Boozer
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Bavaria, Germany
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 47 
Benjamin Watson
(American Football Player)
Benjamin Watson
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
 48 
Charles H. Townes
0
Birthdate: July 28, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Died: January 27, 2015
 49 
Shane Battier
(Basketball player)
Shane Battier
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 50 
Elton Brand
(Basketball Player)
Elton Brand
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cortland, New York, USA
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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