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
(Mayor of South Bend, Indiana)

19 January 1982

American

Robert KraftRobert Kraft
(Business Tycoon)

05 June 1941

American

Kamala HarrisKamala Harris
(US Senator)

20 October 1964

American

John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
(35th President of the United States)

29 May 1917

American

Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader Ginsburg
(Associate Justice of US Supreme Court)

15 March 1933

American

Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
(Actress, Producer, Director)

09 June 1981

Israeli,American

Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg
(Founder of Facebook)

14 May 1984

American

Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt
(26th U.S. President)

27 October 1858

American

Matt DamonMatt Damon
(Actor)

08 October 1970

American

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler
(American actress)

16 September 1971

American

John AdamsJohn Adams
(2nd U.S. President)

30 October 1735

American

Robert F. KennedyRobert F. Kennedy
(Brother of President John F. Kennedy)

20 November 1925

American

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Colin JostColin Jost
(Screenwriter, Actor)

29 June 1982

American

Henry KissingerHenry Kissinger
(Diplomat, National Security Advisor (America))

27 May 1923

American

Tommy Lee JonesTommy Lee Jones
(Actor, Director)

15 September 1946

American

Eduardo SaverinEduardo Saverin
(Entrepreneur)

19 March 1982

Brazilian

Mitt RomneyMitt Romney
(Former Governor of Massachusetts)

12 March 1947

American

Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg
(Mayor of New York City)

14 February 1942

American

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Al GoreAl Gore
(Politician)

31 March 1948

American

W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)

23 February 1868

Ghanaian

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams

11 July 1767

American

Darren AronofskyDarren Aronofsky
(Director)

12 February 1969

American

Jonathan Taylor ThomasJonathan Taylor Thomas
(Actor, Voice Actor)

08 September 1981

American

Neil deGrasse TysonNeil deGrasse Tyson
(Astrophysicist)

05 October 1958

American

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Benazir BhuttoBenazir Bhutto

21 June 1953

Pakistani

Ratan Tata Ratan Tata
(Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons)

28 December 1937

Indian

J. Robert OppenheimerJ. Robert Oppenheimer

22 April 1904

American

Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer
(Former CEO of Microsoft)

24 March 1956

American

Robert FrostRobert Frost
(Poet)

26 March 1874

American

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
(Poet)

26 September 1888

American

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Pierre TrudeauPierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)

18 October 1919

Canadian

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Canadian

Michael SchurMichael Schur
(Actor, Producer, Writer)

29 October 1975

American

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
(Writer)

21 February 1962

American

Ted CruzTed Cruz
(Politician)

22 December 1970

American

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
(American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet)

25 May 1803

American

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Mira SorvinoMira Sorvino
(Actress)

28 September 1967

American

Lisa Brennan-JobsLisa Brennan-Jobs
(Daughter of Steve Jobs)

17 May 1978

American

Sheryl SandbergSheryl Sandberg
(COO of Facebook)

28 August 1969

American

William Randolph HearstWilliam Randolph Hearst
(Newspaper Baron)

29 April 1863

American

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
(Political Activist, Attorney)

27 February 1934

American

Rutherford B. HayesRutherford B. Hayes
(President of the U.S.A)

04 October 1822

American

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Robert McNamaraRobert McNamara
(Former United States Secretary of Defense)

09 June 1916

American

William S. BurroughsWilliam S. Burroughs
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

05 February 1914

American

B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner
(American psychologist)

20 March 1904

American

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
(Imam of Nizari Ismailism)

13 December 1936

British

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
(Economist)

30 June 1930

American

Dustin MoskovitzDustin Moskovitz
(Entrepreneur)

22 May 1984

American

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Leonard BernsteinLeonard Bernstein
(Conductor (New York Philharmonic))

25 August 1918

American

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

American

John Jacob Astor IVJohn Jacob Astor IV
(Businessman)

13 July 1864

American

Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
(Journalist)

06 June 1980

American

William JamesWilliam James
(Philosopher, Psychologist)

11 January 1842

American

Al FrankenAl Franken

21 May 1951

American

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Jacques DerridaJacques Derrida
(Philosopher)

15 July 1930

Algerian,French

Isoroku YamamotoIsoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)

04 April 1884

Japanese

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
(Banker)

12 June 1915

American

Shimon PeresShimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

02 August 1923

Israeli

Vir DasVir Das
(Actor)

31 May 1979

Indian

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
(American novelist)

03 February 1874

American

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Frank GehryFrank Gehry
(Architect)

28 February 1929

Canadian,American

Donal LogueDonal Logue
(Actor)

27 February 1966

Canadian

Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
(54th Governor of New York)

10 June 1959

American

Pete SeegerPete Seeger
(American singer)

03 May 1919

American

Daniel EllsbergDaniel Ellsberg
(Activist)

07 April 1931

American

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
(Playwright)

16 October 1888

American

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Amy BrennemanAmy Brenneman
(Actress)

22 June 1964

American

Meredith SalengerMeredith Salenger
(Actress)

14 March 1970

American

John HancockJohn Hancock
(Former President of the Continental Congress)

23 January 1737

American

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

American

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II

05 February 1900

American

Chris HughesChris Hughes
(Co-Founder of Facebook)

26 November 1983

American

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State)

29 October 1938

Liberian

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
(Poet)

14 October 1894

American

Xi MingzeXi Mingze
(Daughter of Xi Jinping)

27 June 1992

Chinese

Norman MailerNorman Mailer
(Novelist, Journalist and Screen Writer)

31 January 1923

American

Jacques ChiracJacques Chirac
(Politician, Ex-President of France, Ex-Prime Minister of France and Ex-Mayor of Paris)

29 November 1932

French

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke
(Economist)

13 December 1953

American

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Matthew HensonMatthew Henson
(First African-American to explore the North Pole)

08 August 1866

American

Tom LehrerTom Lehrer
(American musician)

09 April 1928

American

Edward SaidEdward Said
(Professor)

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.