Harvard University Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 35th President of the United States
Birthdate: May 29, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: November 22, 1963

 2 Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer, Director
Birthdate: June 9, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 3 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 26th U.S. President
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919

 4 Matt Damon

Matt Damon.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois.
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Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 7 Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Saba, Texas, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer, Environmental Activist
Birthdate: November 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008

 11 Robert Frost

Robert Frost.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California
Died: January 29, 1963

 12 T. S. Eliot

T. S. Eliot.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Essayist, Playwright
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 4, 1965
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 13 J. Robert Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer.
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: February 18, 1967

 14 William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Newspaper Baron
Birthdate: April 29, 1863
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: August 14, 1951

 15 Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Vice Preseiden of the United States
Birthdate: October 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: California
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 16 Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of Facebook
Birthdate: May 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 17 Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emersion.
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Famous As: American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882

 18 Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina

 19 Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Birthdate: March 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 18, 2020
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 20 Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States

 21 B. F. Skinner

B. F. Skinner.
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Famous As: American psychologist
Birthdate: March 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 18, 1990

 22 John Adams

John Adams.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 2nd U.S. President
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1826
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 24 Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Mayor of New York City
Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 25 Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 26 Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Brother of President John F. Kennedy
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6, 1968

 27 Tom Morello

Tom Morello
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Actor, Composer, Trade unionist
Birthdate: May 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 28 Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Conductor, Composer
Birthdate: August 25, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1990

 29 Isoroku Yamamoto

Isoroku Yamamoto.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941
Birthdate: April 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died: April 18, 1943

 30 Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata .
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Birthdate: December 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surat
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 William James

William James.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Psychologist
Birthdate: January 11, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: August 26, 1910

 32 Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 15th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28, 2000

 33 John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Braintree
Died: February 23, 1848

 34 Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas.
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Famous As: Actor, Voice Actor
Birthdate: September 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 35 Al Gore

Al Gore.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 36 Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Governor of Massachusetts
Birthdate: March 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 37 Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Lisa Brennan-Jobs.
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Famous As: Daughter of Steve Jobs
Birthdate: May 17, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oregon, United States

 38 Robert Kraft

Robert Kraft.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Chief Executive Officer of the New England Patriots
Birthdate: June 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 39 Colin Jost

Colin Jost.
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Famous As: Screenwriter, Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 40 Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: El Biar, French Algeria
Died: October 9, 2004

 41 Benazir Bhutto

Benazir Bhutto.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Karachi
Died: December 27, 2007

 42 Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: American singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: January 27, 2014

 43 Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: COO of Facebook
Birthdate: August 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 44 Jacques Chirac

Jacques Chirac.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of France
Birthdate: November 29, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 26, 2019
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Al Franken

Al Franken.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 46 Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 47 Eugene O'Neill

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: November 27, 1953

 48 Neil Gorsuch

Neil Gorsuch.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: August 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 Elena Kagan

Elena Kagan.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper West Side, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 50 E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 14, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 3, 1962
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.