Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Massachusetts Institute Of Technology. The list includes people like Dolph Lundgren, Buzz Aldrin, John Forbes Nash Jr., Benjamin Netanyahu & James Woods. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, engineers, intellectuals & academics, writers and miscellaneous etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Will Smith

Will Smith.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 2 John Forbes Nash Jr.

John Forbes Nash Jr..
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015

 3 Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 4 Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: August 18, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 5 Claude Shannon

Claude Shannon.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptographer
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001

 6 I. M. Pei

I. M. Pei.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Master of Modern Architecture
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Suzhou, China
Died: May 16, 2019

 7 Sal Khan

Sal Khan
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
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 8 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: American engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 9 Dolph Lundgren

Dolph Lundgren.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Spånga
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 10 Amar Bose

Amar Bose.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Electrical Engineer and Sound Engineer
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Died: July 12, 2013

 11 James Woods

James Woods.
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Famous As: Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, US
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 12 Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai.
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Famous As: Inventor of Email
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tamil Nadu

 13 Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 William Shockley

William Shockley.
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1989

 15 Raghuram Rajan

Raghuram Rajan.
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Famous As: Adviser
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhopal
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 Charles Koch

Charles Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 17 Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Pioneering Architect
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14, 1924

 18 Jonah Peretti

Jonah Peretti
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Contra Costa County, California, United States

 19 James Harris Simons

James Harris Simons.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Newton

 20 Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce.
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Famous As: Co-inventor of the integrated circuit
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990

 21 John G. Trump

John G. Trump
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Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 21, 1985

 22 Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: September 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: May 24, 2019
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 23 Neri Oxman

Neri Oxman.
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Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: February 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haifa

 24 Herman Hollerith

Herman Hollerith.
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Famous As: Father of modern automatic computation
Birthdate: February 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: November 17, 1929

 25 Bob Lazar

Bob Lazar.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Conspiracy Theorist
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

 26 Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller
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Famous As: Economist, Writer, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: March 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit

 27 Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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Famous As: Economist & Author
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary

 28 David H. Koch

David H. Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita
Died: August 23, 2019
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 29 Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28, 1986

 30 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi-Uku

 31 Aafia Siddiqui

Aafia Siddiqui
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Neuroscientist
Birthdate: March 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Karachi
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 32 Lawrence Summers

Lawrence Summers
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 33 Thomas Massie

Thomas Massie
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States

 34 Aditya Vikram Birla

Aditya Vikram Birla
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Business magnate
Birthdate: November 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kolkata
Died: October 1, 1995

 35 Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Mitchell
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Officer, Astronaut, Aviator
Birthdate: September 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: February 4, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 36 Tom Scholz

Tom Scholz
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 37 Ricardo Rossello

Ricardo Rossello
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico

 38 Greg Mankiw

Greg Mankiw
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Famous As: Economist, Blogger
Birthdate: February 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trenton

 39 Franklin Chang Díaz

Franklin Chang Díaz.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Former NASA Astronaut
Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San José

 40 Charles Duke

Charles Duke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Air force officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Fighter pilot, Flight instructor, Aviator, Businessperson
Birthdate: October 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlotte
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 41 Ray Tomlinson

Ray Tomlinson.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Inventor of the First Email System
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Died: March 5, 2016

 42 Leslie Lamport

Leslie Lamport
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

 43 Tony Tan

Tony Tan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Seventh President of Singapore
Birthdate: February 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

 44 Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 45 George P. Shultz

George P. Shultz
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: December 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 46 Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, U.S.

 47 Michele Lee

Michele Lee
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 48 Qian Xuesen

Qian Xuesen
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronautical engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: October 31, 2009

 49 Bill Ford

Bill Ford.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: May 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

 50 Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician, Computer scientist
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is widely considered the best institution in the world for a degree in Engineering. The campus of this university, situated in the city of Cambridge, in the United States, sprawls over 168 kilometers. According to a 2017 survey conducted by ‘Times Higher Education’, this famous institution was ranked 2nd in the whole of United States and 5th in the world. ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ is not a globally recognized educational institution merely for its infrastructure or quality of education, but also for its notable alumni. The institution has produced several great entrepreneurs who have set fine examples of how a business has to be managed. Apparently, the university has produced more than 80 Nobel laureates, around 45 Rhodes Scholars and more than 30 astronauts. Some of the students who are a part of the institution’s alumni association are outstanding achievers and role models to many people around the world. A few noteworthy personalities who were once students of this famous university are Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, noted Indian economist Raghuram Rajan and television host Janet Hsieh. Kofi Annan has been immensely praised world over for his humanitarian works. He is also the founder of the non-profit initiative called the ‘Kofi Annan Foundation’ and was appointed the chairman of the organization ‘The Elders’. We are presenting to you a list of notable alumni of the ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology’ who made waves for their remarkable achievements.