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.
Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858, American
26th U.S. President

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984, American
Founder of Facebook

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
20 November 1925, American
Brother of President John F. Kennedy

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947, American
Former Governor of Massachusetts
John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948, American

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946, American
J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer
22 April 1904, American

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937, Indian
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

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

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Meredith SalengerMeredith Salenger
14 March 1970, American
Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975, American
Actor, Producer, Writer

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American

Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
08 September 1981, American
Actor, Voice Actor

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs
David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American

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Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
28 September 1967, American

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956, American
Former CEO of Microsoft

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

Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953, Pakistani
William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
29 April 1863, American
Newspaper Baron
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969, American

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

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American
Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney

James MurdochJames Murdoch
13 December 1972, British, American
CEO of 21st Century Fox

Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
04 April 1884, Japanese
Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American

Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
28 August 1969, American
COO of Facebook
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980, American

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984, American
William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer

Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
09 June 1916, American
Former United States Secretary of Defense

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter
Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936, British
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
13 November 1956, American
72nd Governor of Massachusetts
Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992, Chinese
Daughter of Xi Jinping

Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
30 November 1971, Canadian

Donal LogueDonal Logue
27 February 1966, Canadian

B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner
20 March 1904, American
American psychologist

Jamie DimonJamie Dimon
13 March 1956, American
CEO of JPMorgan Chase
John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
13 July 1864, American

Pete SeegerPete Seeger
03 May 1919, American
American singer
Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
25 August 1918, American
Conductor (New York Philharmonic)

Norman MailerNorman Mailer
31 January 1923, American
Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer
Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American

Al FrankenAl Franken
21 May 1951, American

Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
22 June 1964, American
Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
10 June 1959, American
54th Governor of New York

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American
Charlie MungerCharlie Munger
01 January 1924, American

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan
10 August 1963, British

William JamesWilliam James
11 January 1842, American
Philosopher, Psychologist
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American

Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
15 July 1930, Algerian, French
Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American

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

Tyler WinklevossTyler Winklevoss
21 August 1981, American
Rower, Entrepreneur

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
12 July 1895, American
Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac
29 November 1932, French
Former President of France
Robert KraftRobert Kraft
05 June 1941, American
Chief Executive Officer of the New England

Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg
07 April 1931, American

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923, Israeli
Former President of Israel

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929, Canadian, American

Carlos Salinas de GortariCarlos Salinas de Gortari
03 April 1948, Mexican

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
13 December 1953, American
Abhijit BanerjeeAbhijit Banerjee
21 February 1961, Indian, American

Stephen CoveyStephen Covey
24 October 1932, American
Writer of "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863, Spanish, Italian
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author
Vir DasVir Das
31 May 1979, Indian
Edward SaidEdward Said
01 November 1935, 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.