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
31
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.
6
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
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988

 4 Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan
7
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
1
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptographer
Birthdate: April 30, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Petoskey, Michigan, United States
Died: February 24, 2001

 6 Sal Khan

Sal Khan
2
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.

 7 I. M. Pei

I. M. Pei
5
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Architect
Birthdate: April 26, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guangzhou, China
Died: May 16, 2019
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 8 Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Fighter pilot, Astronaut, Engineer
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

 9 Ben Bernanke

Ben Bernanke
1
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: 14th Chair of the Federal Reserve (2006-2014)
Birthdate: December 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States

 10 Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman
2
Famous As: Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: February 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Albany

 11 James Woods

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

 12 Amar Bose

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

 13 Shiva Ayyadurai

Shiva Ayyadurai
3
Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

 14 Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina
2
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)

 15 Raghuram Rajan

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

 16 Charles Koch

Charles Koch
4
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 17 William Shockley

William Shockley
2
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1989

 18 Louis Sullivan

Louis Sullivan
0
Listed In: Architects
Famous As: Pioneering Architect
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14, 1924

 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 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, Kansas, United States
Died: August 23, 2019

 22 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

 23 Mohamed Hadid

Mohamed Hadid
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Developing mansions in Bel Air and Beverly Hills
Birthdate: November 6, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nazareth, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 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

 25 Mario Draghi

Mario Draghi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist, Banker, University teacher
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome

 26 Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann
1
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)

 27 Neri Oxman

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

 28 Ronald McNair

Ronald McNair
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist, Astronaut
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28, 1986

 29 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

 30 Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

 31 Lawrence Summers

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

 32 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: 7th Director-General of the World Trade Organization
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 33 Esther Duflo

Esther Duflo
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Famous As: American-French Economist
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France

 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 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

 36 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)

 37 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

 38 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

 39 Bill Koch

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

 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 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)

 42 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

 43 Tony Tan

Tony Tan
1
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Seventh President of Singapore
Birthdate: February 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

 44 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

 45 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

 46 Greg Mankiw

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

 47 Alex Padilla

Alex Padilla
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Serving as the junior United States senator from California
Birthdate: March 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 48 Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Computer scientist
Birthdate: May 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States

 49 Ubolratana Rajakanya

Ubolratana Rajakanya
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Member of Royal Thai Family
Birthdate: April 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

 50 Qian Xuesen

Qian Xuesen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronautical engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou
Died: October 31, 2009
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.