Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
John Forbes Nash Jr.
(Mathematician)
John Forbes Nash Jr.
30
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 13, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia, United States
Died: May 23, 2015
 2 
Richard Feynman
(One of the Joint Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965)
Richard Feynman
16
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
17
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
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 11, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
 5 
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
 6 
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
 7 
Ben Bernanke
(American Economist and 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
 8 
Buzz Aldrin
(American Astronaut, Fighter Pilot and the Second Person to Set Foot on the Moon)
Buzz Aldrin
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
James Woods
(Best Known for His Roles in the Films: 'Salvador' and 'Ghosts of Mississippi')
James Woods
23
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
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: November 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 12, 2013
 11 
Benjamin Netanyahu
(Prime Minister)
Benjamin Netanyahu
39
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Charles Koch
(American Billionaire Businessman, Chairman, and CEO of ‘Koch Industries’)
Charles Koch
10
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
 13 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of ‘Hewlett-Packard’, the First Woman to Lead a Fortune Top-20 Company)
Carly Fiorina
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Elaine Chao
(18th United States Secretary of Transportation (2017 - 2021))
Elaine Chao
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
 15 
James Harris Simons
(Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager)
James Harris Simons
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Birthplace: Newton
 16 
Mario Draghi
(Economist, Banker, University teacher)
Mario Draghi
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rome
 17 
Robert Noyce
(Co-inventor of the integrated circuit)
Robert Noyce
1
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990
 18 
Louis Sullivan
(Pioneering Architect)
Louis Sullivan
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: April 14, 1924
 19 
Richard Stallman
(Free Software Movement Activist and Programmer)
Richard Stallman
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Abhijit Banerjee
(Indian-born American Economist, Professor and 2019 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences)
Abhijit Banerjee
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 21 
Neri Oxman
(Architect)
Neri Oxman
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: February 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Haifa
 22 
Bob Lazar
(Conspiracy Theorist)
Bob Lazar
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Gables, Florida, United States
 23 
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)
 24 
John G. Trump
(Scientist)
John G. Trump
7
Birthdate: August 21, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 21, 1985
 25 
Ronald McNair
(Physicist, Astronaut)
Ronald McNair
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lake City
Died: January 28, 1986
 26 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)
Joseph E. Stiglitz
4
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary
 27 
Jonah Peretti
(Businessperson)
Jonah Peretti
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Contra Costa County, California, United States
 28 
Shiva Ayyadurai
(Indian-American Politician, Entrepreneur and Anti-Vaccine Activist)
Shiva Ayyadurai
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 2, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
 29 
George P. Shultz
(Economist)
George P. Shultz
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 30 
Herman Hollerith
(Father of modern automatic computation)
Herman Hollerith
2
Birthdate: February 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buffalo
Died: November 17, 1929
 31 
Raghuram Rajan
(Former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India)
Raghuram Rajan
6
Birthdate: February 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 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 
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
(Nigerian-American Economist Who Has Served in Several Ministerial Positions in Nigeria)
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ogwashi Ukwu, Nigeria
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Lawrence Summers
(71st United States Secretary of the Treasury(1999 - 2001))
Lawrence Summers
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 35 
David H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)
David H. Koch
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: August 23, 2019
 36 
William Shockley
(American Physicist, Inventor and Winner of the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics)
William Shockley
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 13, 1910
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 12, 1989
 37 
Thomas Massie
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th District )
Thomas Massie
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States
 38 
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
 39 
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
 40 
Edgar Mitchell
(American Astronaut Who was the Sixth Person to Walk on the Moon)
Edgar Mitchell
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 17, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hereford
Died: February 4, 2016
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Robert J. Shiller
(Economist, Writer, Educationist, University teacher)
Robert J. Shiller
1
Birthdate: March 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit
 42 
Ivan Sutherland
(Computer scientist)
Ivan Sutherland
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hastings, Nebraska, United States
 43 
Esther Duflo
(American-French Economist)
Esther Duflo
0
Birthdate: October 25, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
 44 
Lisa Su
(Entrepreneur)
Lisa Su
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tainan, Taiwan
 45 
Ray Tomlinson
(Inventor of the First Email System)
Ray Tomlinson
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: April 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Amsterdam, New York, U.S.
Died: March 5, 2016
 46 
Leslie Groves
(United States Army Officer in Charge of the Construction of 'The Pentagon' and Director of 'The Manhattan Project')
Leslie Groves
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: July 13, 1970
 47 
Charles Duke
(Former NASA Astronaut Who Became the Youngest Person to Walk on the Moon)
Charles Duke
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 3, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Charlotte
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 48 
Dylan Bruno
0
Birthdate: September 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Tom Scholz
(Musician)
Tom Scholz
3
Birthdate: March 10, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 50 
Whitfield Diffie
(Cryptographer and one of the pioneers of public-key cryptography along with Martin Hellman and Ralph Merkle)
Whitfield Diffie
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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.