London School Of Economics Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of London School Of Economics (LSE). The list includes people like John F. Kennedy, B. R. Ambedkar, Mick Jagger, George Soros & Pierre Trudeau. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, leaders, business people, miscellaneous and media personalities etc.
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Pierre Trudeau
(15th Prime Minister of Canada)
Pierre Trudeau
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: September 28, 2000

Pierre Trudeau was a Canadian politician who served as the 15th prime minister of the country. His personality generated excitement within Canada's mass media, which gave rise to the term Trudeaumania. The effects of Trudeau's contribution to Canadian nationalism can still be felt in Canada. 

 2 
Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore, Straits Settlements
Died: March 23, 2015

Lawyer-turned-politician Lee Kuan Yew, also known as LKY, was the first prime minister of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990. He established the People's Action Party. He later also served as his country’s Senior Minister and Minister Mentor. He was also part of David Rockefeller's International Council and Forbes's Brain Trust.

 3 
Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)
Kwame Nkrumah
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27, 1972

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian revolutionary and politician. He played an important role in the independence of the Gold Coast in 1957, after which he served as the first prime minister of Ghana from 1957 to 1960 and then as the first president of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. He also played an influential role as an advocate of Pan-Africanism.

 4 
Margrethe II of Denmark
(Queen of Denmark)
Margrethe II of Denmark
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Margrethe II, the reigning queen of Denmark, ascended to the throne after the death of her father, King Frederick IX, becoming the first female monarch of her country since Margrethe I. At 13, she was named her father’s heir through a constitutional amendment allowing daughters to inherit the Danish throne.
 5 
Jaime Murray
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Stacie Monroe’ in the TV Series ‘Hustle’)
Jaime Murray
11
Birthdate: July 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Jaime Murray is best known as Stacie Monroe from Hustle, Lila West from Dexter, and Gaia from the miniseries Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Fans also loved her in Hustle, Once Upon a Time, and Ringer. Also a talented model, she has appeared in magazines such as GQ and Cosmopolitan.

 6 
Ramsay MacDonald
(Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Ramsay MacDonald
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lossiemouth
Died: November 9, 1937
 7 
K. R. Narayanan
(President of India)
K. R. Narayanan
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Uzhavoor
Died: November 9, 2005

Born to a modest Ayurveda practitioner in a Kerala village, K. R. Narayanan initially dabbled in journalism and then studied political science at LSE. He later served as the president of India, becoming the first Dalit to achieve the feat. He had also been an ambassador to the U.S. and China.

 8 
Cherie Blair
(Wife of Former British Prime Minister 'Tony Blair')
Cherie Blair
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bury, England

Apart from being the wife of former UK prime minister Tony Blair, Cherie Blair is also a successful attorney in her own right. The daughter of actor Tony Booth, she is has also taught at the University of Westminster. She is associated with charitable campaigns on breast cancer and other causes, too.

 9 
Juan Manuel Santos
(President of Colombia)
Juan Manuel Santos
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá

Juan Manuel Santos is a Colombian politician who served as the 32nd president of Colombia. He is credited with co-founding the Social Party of National Unity, which he led to prominence. For his efforts to put an end to Colombia's more than 50-year-long civil war, Santos was honored with the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

 10 
Michael Lewis
(Journalists)
Michael Lewis
3
Birthdate: October 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 11 
Jo Cox
(Former British Member of Parliament for Batley and Spen (2015 - 2016))
Jo Cox
108
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Batley, West Yorkshire, England
Died: June 16, 2016

British MP and Labour Party politician Jo Cox had also worked with Oxfam. The world was shocked by the news of her brutal assassination in 2016. She was shot and stabbed multiple times by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair, who believed the white race was under threat due to leftist beliefs.

 12 
Ronald Coase
(Economist)
Ronald Coase
2
Birthdate: December 29, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Willesden, London, England
Died: September 2, 2013

British-American economist and Nobel laureate Ronald Coase was a significant figure of new institutional economics. As a child, he attended a school for the disabled due to weakness in his legs. The Chicago Law School professor is remembered for his iconic essays such as The Nature of the Firm.

 13 
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
(Model, Socialite and Daughter of Actress Isabella Rossellini)
Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Mwai Kibaki
(Former President of Kenya)
Mwai Kibaki
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gatuyaini

Mwai Kibaki is a Kenyan politician. From 2002 to 2013, Kibaki served as the president of Kenya. Before being elected as the third president of Kenya, Kibaki served as the vice-president of Kenya from 1978 to 1988. Apart from being a politician, Kibaki is an avid golfer and is one of the most important members of the Muthaiga Golf Club.

 15 
Anthony Giddens
(Sociologist)
Anthony Giddens
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Edmonton, London, England
 16 
Eric Garcetti
(42nd Mayor of Los Angeles)
Eric Garcetti
12
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Eric Garcetti is the incumbent mayor of Los Angeles and the first elected Jewish mayor of the city. He was previously a member of the City Council and also served as its president. He loves photography and is a skilled jazz pianist, too. He has also been a Navy lieutenant.
 17 
Charles Saatchi
(Businessman)
Charles Saatchi
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baghdad

Charles Saatchi is an Iraqi-British businessman. He is credited with co-founding the popular advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi. He then went on to co-found another international advertising agency called M&C Saatchi after Charles and his brother Maurice were forced out of Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995. He also owns Saatchi Gallery and is known for sponsoring the Young British Artists.

 18 
Bret Stephens
(Political Commentator, Journalist, Columnist and Editor)
Bret Stephens
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Bret Stephens is an American conservative journalist, columnist, and editor. Over the years he has worked for popular publications like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has also served as the editor-in-chief for The Jerusalem Post. Bret Stephens has won several prestigious awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and the Reason Foundation's Bastiat Prize.

 19 
Peter R. Orszag
(CEO of Financial Advisory at 'Lazard')
Peter R. Orszag
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The CEO of Lazard, Peter R. Orszag has previously also been associated with Citigroup and has headed the OMB. A Princeton alumnus and a PhD from the London School of Economics, he has also been associated with organizations such as the National Academy of Medicine and been a lecturer of macroeconomics.

 20 
Zecharia Sitchin
(Science fiction writer)
Zecharia Sitchin
19
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 11, 1920
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
Died: October 9, 2010
 21 
Romano Prodi
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)
Romano Prodi
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Scandiano

Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi is also known as “The Professor,” having served as an economics professor at the University of Bologna. The Olive Tree Coalition leader has also previously worked with Goldman Sachs. He has also led the European Commission of the EU.

 22 
Kimba Wood
(Judge)
Kimba Wood
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Port Townsend, Washington
 23 
John Atta Mills
(Former President of Ghana (2009 – 2012))
John Atta Mills
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tarkwa, Ghana
Died: July 24, 2012

John Atta Mills was a Ghanaian legal scholar and politician. He is best known for his service as the President of Ghana from 2009 until his death in 2012. Previously, he had served as the Vice President of Ghana from 1997 to 2001. John Atta Mills was the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize.

 24 
Oscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)
Oscar Arias Sanchez
11
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

Nobel Prize-winning Costa Rican politician Oscar Arias Sanchez has been the president of his country twice and is known for his effective Central American peace plan. Born into an affluent coffee-farming family, Sanchez completed his PhD from the University of Essex and has more than 50 honorary doctorates.

 25 
Ralf Dahrendorf
(Former European Commissioner for Trade (1970 - 1973))
Ralf Dahrendorf
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: June 17, 2009

Ralf Dahrendorf was a German-British sociologist, philosopher, and political scientist. As a class conflict theorist, he was a leading expert on analyzing class divisions in modern society. He was the author of multiple articles and books, including Class Conflict in Industrial Society (1959). He served as a professor of sociology in several universities in Germany and the UK.  

 26 
Thomas Mesereau
(Lawyer)
Thomas Mesereau
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
 27 
Leonid Hurwicz
(Mathematician, Economist)
Leonid Hurwicz
1
Birthdate: August 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: June 24, 2008

Born in Moscow, Polish economist Leonid Hurwicz initially studied law but fled to the US during World War II. He was later associated with the MIT, among other prestigious institutes, and won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his pioneering contribution to the mechanism design theory.

 28 
Hilla Limann
(President of Ghana (1971 – 1981))
Hilla Limann
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gwollu, Gold Coast, Ghana
Died: January 23, 1998

Hilla Limann was a Ghanaian politician and diplomat. He is best remembered for his service as the President of Ghana from 1979 to 1981. In September 2019, the 40th anniversary of his presidency was commemorated with the launch of a charity organization called The Hilla Limann Foundation.

 29 
Leo Rosten
(Humorist)
Leo Rosten
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: February 19, 1997
 30 
Kamisese Mara
(Politician)
Kamisese Mara
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 6, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lomaloma, Fiji
Died: April 18, 2004
 31 
Leopold Kohr
(Economist)
Leopold Kohr
0
Birthdate: October 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria
Died: February 26, 1994
 32 
Sebastian Kulczyk
(Businessman)
Sebastian Kulczyk
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Poznań, Poland
 33 
Robert McKenzie
(Professor)
Robert McKenzie
0
Birthdate: September 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Died: October 12, 1981
 34 
Hortense Powdermaker
(Cultural anthropologist)
Hortense Powdermaker
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: June 15, 1970
 35 
Merlyn Rees
(Politician)
Merlyn Rees
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cilfynydd, Wales
Died: January 5, 2006
 36 
Mark Hampton
(Interior designer)
Mark Hampton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: July 23, 1998
 37 
Lewis Namier
(Historian)
Lewis Namier
1
Birthdate: June 27, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wola Okrzejska, Poland
Died: August 19, 1960
 38 
Xavier de Maistre
(Harpist)
Xavier de Maistre
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toulon, France
 39 
Ella Winter
(Journalist)
Ella Winter
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1898 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: August 5, 1980
 40 
Donald Soper
(Religious leader)
Donald Soper
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wandsworth,London, England
Died: December 22, 1998

Donald O. Soper, Baron Soper of Kingsley, was not an ordinary Peer. He was also a Methodist Minister, a member of the Labor Party, a socialist, pacifist, fine orator and an established author. Along with doing mission work in London, he took up many radical causes and became known for his fight against poverty, arms trade, gambling and blood sport.

 41 
Richard Pankhurst
(Academic)
Richard Pankhurst
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodford Green,London, England
Died: February 16, 2017
 42 
Kim Sang-Man
(Publisher)
Kim Sang-Man
0
Birthdate: January 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Julpo-myeon, Buan-gun, South Korea
Died: January 26, 1994
 43 
Shloka Mehta
(Wife of Akash Ambani)
Shloka Mehta
38
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 11, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mumbai
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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