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.
Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
14 February 1942, American
Mayor of New York City
Pete ButtigiegPete Buttigieg
19 January 1982, American
Politician

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

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

Colin JostColin Jost
29 June 1982, American
Screenwriter, Actor

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
14 May 1984, American
Founder of Facebook
Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
27 October 1858, American
26th U.S. President

Matt DamonMatt Damon
08 October 1970, American
Actor

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
15 March 1933, American
Associate Justice of US Supreme Court
Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
28 December 1937, Indian
Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
16 September 1971, American
Actress
J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer
22 April 1904, American
 

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

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
20 October 1964, American
US Senator

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

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
15 September 1946, American
Actor, Director
Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
27 May 1923, American
Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America)

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
05 June 1941, American
Business Tycoon

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

Al GoreAl Gore
31 March 1948, American
Politician
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists

Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
08 September 1981, American
Actor, Voice Actor
Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
05 October 1958, American
Astrophysicist

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 

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

Michael SchurMichael Schur
29 October 1975, American
Actor, Producer, Writer
Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
12 February 1969, American
Director

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
12 March 1947, American
Former Governor of Massachusetts

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
19 March 1982, Brazilian
Entrepreneur
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

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Chris HughesChris Hughes
26 November 1983, American
Co-Founder of Facebook
Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American
Politician

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet

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

Abhijit BanerjeeAbhijit Banerjee
21 February 1961, Indian, American
Economist
Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto
21 June 1953, Pakistani
 
Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
04 April 1884, Japanese
Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl

Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
28 September 1967, American
Actress

Cole PorterCole Porter
09 June 1891, American
Composer, Songwriter

Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
18 October 1919, Canadian
15th Prime Minister of Canada
Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
24 March 1956, American
Former CEO of Microsoft

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

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

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

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

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney
Al FrankenAl Franken
21 May 1951, American
 

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

Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980, American
Journalist
Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
25 August 1918, American
Conductor (New York Philharmonic)

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

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

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

William JamesWilliam James
11 January 1842, American
Philosopher, Psychologist

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist
Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
22 May 1984, American
Entrepreneur

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

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American
 

Charlie MungerCharlie Munger
01 January 1924, American
Investor
Pete SeegerPete Seeger
03 May 1919, American
American singer

Donal LogueDonal Logue
27 February 1966, Canadian
Actor
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Meredith SalengerMeredith Salenger
14 March 1970, American
Actress

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American
Economist
David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American
Banker

Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
10 June 1959, American
54th Governor of New York
Frank GehryFrank Gehry
28 February 1929, Canadian, American
Architect

Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
30 November 1971, Canadian
Actress

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

Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
15 July 1930, Algerian, French
Philosopher
Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
22 June 1964, American
Actress

Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg
07 April 1931, American
Activist

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American
Playwright

Buckminster FullerBuckminster Fuller
12 July 1895, American
Architect
Shimon PeresShimon Peres
02 August 1923, Israeli
Former President of Israel
Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac
29 November 1932, French
Former President of France

Vir DasVir Das
31 May 1979, Indian
Actor

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
09 April 1928, American
American musician

Alain de BottonAlain de Botton
20 December 1969, Swiss, British
Author
Jared DiamondJared Diamond
10 September 1937, American
Scientist & Author

Edward SaidEdward Said
01 November 1935, American
Professor

Jay RockefellerJay Rockefeller
18 June 1937, American
Political Leader

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

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
13 December 1953, American
Economist
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
29 October 1938, Liberian
Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State

Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
08 August 1866, American
First African-American to explore the North Pole
E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American
Poet

Abigail JohnsonAbigail Johnson
19 December 1961, American
CEO of Fidelity Investments
John UpdikeJohn Updike
18 March 1932, American
 
Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett
28 March 1942, 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.