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 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)

John Forbes Nash Jr.
22
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015

 2 
Richard Feynman
(1965 Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate and Seventh-Greatest Physicist of All Time)

Richard Feynman
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988

 3 
Kofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)

Kofi Annan
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: August 18, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 4 
Sal Khan
(Teacher)

Sal Khan
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.

 5 
I. M. Pei
(Architect)

I. M. Pei
15
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: May 16, 2019

 6 
Claude Shannon
(Mathematician, Engineer & Cryptographer Known as a 'Father of Information Theory')

Claude Shannon
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001

 7 
Ben Bernanke
(14th Chair of the Federal Reserve (2006-2014))

Ben Bernanke
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
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 8 
Buzz Aldrin
(Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Engineer)

Buzz Aldrin
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

 9 
James Woods
(Best Known for His Films: ‘The Onion Field’, ‘Videodrome’, ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ and ‘Salvador’)

James Woods
19
Birthdate: April 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vernal, Utah, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 
Amar Bose
(The Founder of 'Bose Corporation')

Amar Bose
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 12, 2013

 11 
Charles Koch
(Co-Owner of Koch Industries)

Charles Koch
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 12 
Mario Draghi
(Economist, Banker, University teacher)

Mario Draghi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome

 13 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of ‘Hewlett-Packard’, the First Woman to Lead a Fortune Top-20 Company)

Carly Fiorina
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 14 
William Shockley
(Physicist)

William Shockley
3
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1989

 15 
James Harris Simons
(Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager)

James Harris Simons
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Newton

 16 
Louis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)

Louis Sullivan
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14, 1924

 17 
Robert Noyce
(Co-inventor of the integrated circuit)

Robert Noyce
0
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990

 18 
Bob Lazar
(Conspiracy Theorist)

Bob Lazar
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

 19 
John G. Trump
(Scientist)

John G. Trump
4
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 21, 1985

 20 
Neri Oxman
(Architect)

Neri Oxman
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haifa

 21 
Murray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)

Murray Gell-Mann
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: May 24, 2019
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 
Jonah Peretti
(Businessperson)

Jonah Peretti
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Contra Costa County, California, United States

 23 
Ronald McNair
(Physicist, Astronaut)

Ronald McNair
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28, 1986

 24 
Mohamed Hadid
(Developing mansions in Bel Air and Beverly Hills)

Mohamed Hadid
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 
Shiva Ayyadurai
(Entrepreneur)

Shiva Ayyadurai
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 26 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)

Joseph E. Stiglitz
4
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary

 27 
Herman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)

Herman Hollerith
0
Birthdate: February 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: November 17, 1929

 28 
Raghuram Rajan
(Economist, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (2013-16))

Raghuram Rajan
6
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 
George P. Shultz
(Economist)

George P. Shultz
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 30 
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(7th Director-General of the World Trade Organization)

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 31 
Alicia Nash
(Physicist)

Alicia Nash
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Salvador, El Salvador
Died: May 23, 2015

 32 
Bill Koch
(Entrepreneur)

Bill Koch
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 33 
Lawrence Summers
(Economist)

Lawrence Summers
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 34 
Franklin Chang Díaz
(Former NASA Astronaut, Founder and CEO of ‘Ad Astra Rocket Company’)

Franklin Chang Díaz
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 5, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 35 
Esther Duflo
(American-French Economist)

Esther Duflo
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 36 
Thomas Massie
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th District )

Thomas Massie
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States

 37 
Robert J. Shiller
(Economist, Writer, Educationist, University teacher)

Robert J. Shiller
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit

 38 
Edgar Mitchell
(Officer, Astronaut, Aviator)

Edgar Mitchell
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: February 4, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 39 
Ivan Sutherland
(Computer scientist)

Ivan Sutherland
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States

 40 
Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)

Lisa Su
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan

 41 
Ray Tomlinson
(Inventor of the First Email System)

Ray Tomlinson
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Died: March 5, 2016

 42 
Charles Duke
(Air force officer, Astronaut, Test pilot, Fighter pilot, Flight instructor, Aviator, Businessperson)

Charles Duke
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlotte
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 

Dylan Bruno
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 
Tom Scholz
(Musician)

Tom Scholz
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 45 
Leslie Lamport
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Programmer, Engineer, Writer)

Leslie Lamport
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City

 46 
Abhijit Banerjee
(Economist)

Abhijit Banerjee
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 47 
Alan Mulally
(Engineer)

Alan Mulally
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oakland, California, U.S.

 48 

Daniel Chester French
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 20, 1850
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Exeter
Died: October 7, 1931

 49 
Jon Kabat-Zinn
(Physician)

Jon Kabat-Zinn
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 50 
Ubolratana Rajakanya
(Member of Royal Thai Family)

Ubolratana Rajakanya
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland
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.