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
Vice Preseiden of the United States
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

Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American
Politician

Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948, American
Politician

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947, American
Former Governor of Massachusetts
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984, American
Founder of Facebook

Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Politician
Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President
Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

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

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

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

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937, Indian
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 

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

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946, American
Actor

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
Actress
Rutherford B. HayesRutherford B. Hayes
04 October 1822, American
President of the U.S.A

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

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

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American
Economist
J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer
22 April 1904, American
 

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969, American
Director

Bill O'ReillyBill O'Reilly
10 September 1949, American
Talk Show Host & Radio Personality

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
18 October 1919, Canadian
15th Prime Minister of Canada
Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953, Pakistani
 

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Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

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

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer
Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
28 September 1967, American
Actress
Al FrankenAl Franken
21 May 1951, American
 

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American
Poet

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975, American
Actor, Producer, Writer

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney
Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
17 May 1978, American
Daughter of Steve Jobs

Tyler WinklevossTyler Winklevoss
21 August 1981, American
Rower, Entrepreneur

Charlie BakerCharlie Baker
13 November 1956, American
72nd Governor of Massachusetts

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American
 

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter
James MurdochJames Murdoch
13 December 1972, British, American
CEO of 21st Century Fox

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956, American
Former CEO of Microsoft
Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
04 April 1884, Japanese
Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl

Donal LogueDonal Logue
27 February 1966, Canadian
Actor

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
05 February 1914, American
Novelist, Short Story Writer
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980, American
Journalist

Jamie DimonJamie Dimon
13 March 1956, American
CEO of JPMorgan Chase
Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
25 August 1918, American
Conductor (New York Philharmonic)

Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
28 August 1969, American
COO of Facebook

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

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936, British
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
13 December 1953, American
Economist
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984, American
Entrepreneur

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

Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
22 June 1964, American
Actress

Pete SeegerPete Seeger
03 May 1919, American
American singer
Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
30 November 1971, Canadian
Actress

Charlie MungerCharlie Munger
01 January 1924, American
Investor
Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
10 June 1959, American
54th Governor of New York

Meredith SalengerMeredith Salenger
14 March 1970, American
Actress

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, 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
Norman MailerNorman Mailer
31 January 1923, American
Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American
Banker

B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner
20 March 1904, American
American psychologist
John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress

William JamesWilliam James
11 January 1842, American
Philosopher, Psychologist
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Chrystia FreelandChrystia Freeland
02 August 1968, Canadian
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
15 July 1930, Algerian, French
Philosopher

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American
Playwright
Xi MingzeXi Mingze
27 June 1992, Chinese
Daughter of Xi Jinping
Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg
07 April 1931, American
Activist

Jay RockefellerJay Rockefeller
18 June 1937, American
Political Leader

Charles SumnerCharles Sumner
06 January 1811, American
Politician

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
12 July 1895, American
Architect
Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923, Israeli
Former President of Israel

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian
11 April 1899, American
Chemist

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

Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929, Canadian, American
Architect

Andrew SullivanAndrew Sullivan
10 August 1963, British
Author
Edward SaidEdward Said
01 November 1935, American
Professor

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician
Karenna Gore SchiffKarenna Gore Schiff
06 August 1973, American
Author, Attorney

James RooseveltJames Roosevelt
23 December 1907, American
United States Congressman, US Military Officer,
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State
Vir DasVir Das
31 May 1979, Indian
Actor

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.