Discover the notable alumni of Harvard University. The list includes people like Kamala Harris, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John F. Kennedy, Natalie Portman & Theodore Roosevelt. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, leaders and media personalities etc.
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984, American
Founder of Facebook

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858, American
26th U.S. President

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
American actress

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925, American
Brother of President John F. Kennedy

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946, American
Actor, Director
John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923, American
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)

Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
08 September 1981, American
Actor, Voice Actor
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian

Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948, American

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937, Indian
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969, American

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947, American
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983, American
Co-Founder of Facebook

J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer
22 April 1904, American

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956, American
Former CEO of Microsoft
Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
28 September 1967, American

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863, American
Newspaper Baron

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
18 October 1919, Canadian
15th Prime Minister of Canada

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Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953, Pakistani
Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975, American
Actor, Producer, Writer
Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
05 June 1941, American
Business Tycoon

Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
28 August 1969, American
COO of Facebook
Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936, British
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980, American
Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
09 June 1916, American
Former United States Secretary of Defense

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984, American

Rutherford B. HayesRutherford B. Hayes
04 October 1822, American
President of the U.S.A

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
25 August 1918, American
Conductor (New York Philharmonic)

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
13 July 1864, American
Pete SeegerPete Seeger
03 May 1919, American
American singer

Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
04 April 1884, Japanese
Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl
B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner
20 March 1904, American
American psychologist

Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author

Meredith SalengerMeredith Salenger
14 March 1970, American
William JamesWilliam James
11 January 1842, American
Philosopher, Psychologist

Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
10 June 1959, American
54th Governor of New York
Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
15 July 1930, Algerian, French

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Al FrankenAl Franken
21 May 1951, American
Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929, Canadian, American

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American

Donal LogueDonal Logue
27 February 1966, Canadian

Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
22 June 1964, American
Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923, Israeli
Former President of Israel
Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg
07 April 1931, American

John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress

Norman MailerNorman Mailer
31 January 1923, American
Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer

Vir DasVir Das
31 May 1979, Indian
Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American

Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992, Chinese
Daughter of Xi Jinping

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac
29 November 1932, French
Politician, Ex-President of France, Ex-Prime

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
13 December 1953, American
Edward SaidEdward Said
01 November 1935, American

Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
24 October 1932, American
Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective

Syngman RheeSyngman Rhee
26 March 1875, South Korean
Alfred KinseyAlfred Kinsey
23 June 1894, American

Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
30 November 1971, Canadian
John UpdikeJohn Updike
18 March 1932, American

Tyler WinklevossTyler Winklevoss
21 August 1981, American
Rower, Entrepreneur

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett
28 March 1942, American

Ben BradleeBen Bradlee
26 August 1921, American
Newspaper Editor & Journalist
Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
13 November 1956, American
72nd Governor of Massachusetts

Lloyd BlankfeinLloyd Blankfein
15 September 1954, American
CEO of Goldman Sachs
Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897, Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863, Spanish, Italian
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

J. P. Morgan Jr.J. P. Morgan Jr.
07 September 1867, American

Broderick CrawfordBroderick Crawford
09 December 1911, American
Maya LinMaya Lin
05 October 1959, American

Harvard is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the world. At some point of time we have all dreamed to be an alumnus of this premier educational institute. Founded in the year 1636, the Harvard University invariably stands among top 5 best universities /educational institutions in the world, year-after-year. Over several centuries since its formation, thousands of extraordinary and impressive students have walked through the halls of Harvard. These notable Harvard alumni have made their mark in various spheres of life. These accomplished individuals/alumni have shone in the field of politics, finance, science, art, entertainment, business, sports and more.

We know many successful political leaders, celebrities and business experts who have graduated from Harvard and that is the reason why many government agencies, top law firms and Fortune 500 companies make a beeline to recruit Harvard graduates. Some of the eminent personalities who were former students of Harvard are Bill Gates – the founder of the multi-Billion dollar ‘Microsoft’ corporation, actors Natalie Portman and Matt Damon, ‘Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is also an alumnus of Harvard.

Besides numerous successful businessmen, scientists, scholars, writers, there are many celebrity actors and artists that have also been Harvard alumni. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous Harvard students of all time, along with the field/area of their achievements. This list of notable Harvard University alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable Harvard alumni who made it to this list.