Discover the notable alumni of Princeton University. The list includes people like Jeff Bezos, John F. Kennedy, MacKenzie Bezos, Michelle Obama & Robert Mueller. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, writers, intellectuals & academics, leaders and miscellaneous etc.
Jeff BezosJeff Bezos
12 January 1964, American
Founder of
John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
35th President of the United States

Alan TuringAlan Turing
23 June 1912, British
Computer Scientist

Robert MuellerRobert Mueller
07 August 1944, American
Former Director of FBI, Attorney

MacKenzie BezosMacKenzie Bezos
07 April 1970, American
Novelist, Journalist

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
17 January 1964, American
First Lady of the United States
Brooke ShieldsBrooke Shields
31 May 1965, American
Actress and Model

Richard FeynmanRichard Feynman
11 May 1918, American

Woodrow WilsonWoodrow Wilson
28 December 1856, American
Father of the League of Nations

James StewartJames Stewart
20 May 1908, American
Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
02 June 1972, British, American

F. Scott FitzgeraldF. Scott Fitzgerald
24 September 1896, American
John Forbes Nash Jr.John Forbes Nash Jr.
13 June 1928, American

Grover ClevelandGrover Cleveland
18 March 1837, American
President of the U.S.A

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny
07 August 1960, American
James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751, American
4th President of the United States

Ted CruzTed Cruz
22 December 1970, American
Pete HegsethPete Hegseth
06 June 1980, American

Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
25 June 1954, American

Ralph NaderRalph Nader
27 February 1934, American
Political Activist, Attorney
Lee IacoccaLee Iacocca
15 October 1924, American

Wayne RogersWayne Rogers
07 April 1933, American
Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
10 June 1959, American
54th Governor of New York

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt
27 April 1955, American
Former CEO of Google

Eugene Gladstone O'Neill Eugene O'Neill
16 October 1888, American

Jose Ferrer José Ferrer
08 January 1912, Puerto Rican
Actor, Director
George WillGeorge Will
04 May 1941, American
Terence TaoTerence Tao
17 July 1975, Australian, American

Adlai Stevenson IIAdlai Stevenson II
05 February 1900, American

John RawlsJohn Rawls
21 February 1921, American
American Philosopher

Kip ThorneKip Thorne
01 June 1940, American
Edward SaidEdward Said
01 November 1935, American

Syngman RheeSyngman Rhee
26 March 1875, South Korean

Rossif SutherlandRossif Sutherland
25 September 1978, Canadian

Lester B. PearsonLester B. Pearson
23 April 1897, Canadian
14th Prime Minister of Canada

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Allen DullesAllen Dulles
07 April 1893, American
Former Diplomat & Head of CIA
John Foster DullesJohn Foster Dulles
25 February 1888, American
Former United States Secretary of State

Michael PorterMichael Porter
23 May 1947, American
Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker
John C. BreckinridgeJohn C. Breckinridge
16 January 1821, American
Former Vice President of the United States

Shloka MehtaShloka Mehta
11 July 1990, Indian
Wife of Akash Ambani

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
John BardeenJohn Bardeen
23 May 1908, American
Nobel Laureate in Physics

Steven WeinbergSteven Weinberg
03 May 1933, American
Gary BeckerGary Becker
02 December 1930, American

Maria RessaMaria Ressa
02 October 1963, Filipino

Brendan WallaceBrendan Wallace
1983 AD, American
Emma Watson’s Boyfriend

Norman ThomasNorman Thomas
20 November 1884, American

Laurance RockefellerLaurance Rockefeller
26 May 1910, American
Venture Capitalist & Environmentalist
George M. DallasGeorge M. Dallas
10 July 1792, American
11th Vice President of the U.S.A

Arthur ComptonArthur Compton
10 September 1892, American
Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics

Frederick BuechnerFrederick Buechner
11 July 1926, American
Author, Presbyterian Minister

Robert HofstadterRobert Hofstadter
05 February 1915, American
Lawrence KudlowLawrence Kudlow
20 August 1947, American
Director of the National Economic Council

Walter Houser BrattainWalter Houser Brattain
10 February 1902, American
Edwin Mattison McMillanEdwin McMillan
18 September 1907, American

Luther MartinLuther Martin
20 February 1748, American

Henry Van DykeHenry Van Dyke
10 November 1852, American
Sam ShoemakerSam Shoemaker
1893 AD, American

Bill FordBill Ford
03 May 1957, American
American businessman
Emma BoettcherEmma Boettcher
1992 AD, American
Game Show Contestant

David E. KelleyDavid E. Kelley
04 April 1956, American
Film producer, Screenwriter, Lawyer

John EdwardsJohn Edwards
10 June 1953, American
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Podcaster
David PetraeusDavid Petraeus
07 November 1952, American

Cornel WestCornel West
02 June 1953, American
Theologian, Philosopher, University teacher,
Samuel AlitoSamuel Alito
01 April 1950, American
Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer

Richard HolbrookeRichard Holbrooke
24 April 1941, American
Banker, Diplomat, Politician, Writer

Jeffrey R. MacDonaldJeffrey R. MacDonald
12 October 1943, American
Military physician, Soldier

Andrew NapolitanoAndrew Napolitano
06 June 1950, American
Radio personality, Judge, Television presenter,
Jim LeeJim Lee
11 August 1964, American, South Korean
Comics artist, Publisher, Blogger, Writer, Artist,
George F. KennanGeorge F. Kennan
16 February 1904, American
Diplomat, Historian, Geopolitician, Political

Marvin MinskyMarvin Minsky
09 August 1927, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, University

John StosselJohn Stossel
06 March 1947, American
Television presenter, Journalist, Writer

Edward WittenEdward Witten
26 August 1951, American
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher,
James ForrestalJames Forrestal
15 February 1892, American
Officer, Banker, Investment banker

Robert NozickRobert Nozick
16 November 1938, American
Philosopher, University teacher

Paul VolckerPaul Volcker
05 September 1927, American
Economist, Banker

Pete ConradPete Conrad
02 June 1930, American
Officer, Astronaut, Aviator, Racecar driver

Lauren BushLauren Bush
25 June 1984, American
Model, Actor
Peter R. OrszagPeter R. Orszag
16 December 1968, American
Economist, Banker, Politician

Michael Eric DysonMichael Eric Dyson
23 October 1958, American
Historian, Biographer
Frank StellaFrank Stella
12 May 1936, American
Painter, Sculptor

Martin SeligmanMartin Seligman
12 August 1942, American
Psychologist, Bridge player, Writer, University

Akshay VenkateshAkshay Venkatesh
21 November 1981, Australian, Indian
Mathematician, University teacher
Greg MankiwGreg Mankiw
03 February 1958, American
Economist, Blogger

Alonzo ChurchAlonzo Church
14 June 1903, American
Mathematician, Philosopher, University teacher,
Edoardo AgnelliEdoardo Agnelli
09 June 1954, American

Robert VenturiRobert Venturi
25 June 1925, American

W. S. MerwinW. S. Merwin
30 September 1927, American
Poet, Writer, Translator

John Fitzgerald KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
29 May 1917, American
Politician, Military Officer, Author
Stanley JordanStanley Jordan
31 July 1959, American
Street artist, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Jazz

Wilder PenfieldWilder Penfield
26 January 1891, Canadian
Surgeon, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, University
Arvind PanagariyaArvind Panagariya
30 September 1952, British

David RemnickDavid Remnick
29 October 1958, American

Andrew SchlaflyAndrew Schlafly
27 April 1961, American
Lawyer, Engineer, Teacher

Steven StrogatzSteven Strogatz
13 August 1959, American
Mathematician, Physicist, University teacher
Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

Students who are familiar with famous American universities would probably understand how reputed Princeton University is. This renowned educational institution, which started way before the American Revolution, is one of the wealthiest universities in the world, with an endowment of more than $20 Billion USD. The university has often been praised for having one of the most beautiful campuses in the whole of America. Princeton University has a long history spanning several decades and several eminent yesteryear personalities have been associated with this renowned institution. For instance, the world famous scientist Albert Einstein, known for his ‘Theory of Relativity’, was a member of the ‘Institute For Advanced Study’, affiliated with the ‘Princeton University’. James F Williamson earned himself a place in history after the first ‘Princeton University’ graduate to acquire a ‘Doctorate in Philosophy’, back in 1877. Several noteworthy celebrities had once been students of this famous university situated in New Jersey. The 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, was an alumnus of this great institution. Other famous celebrities who studied at the Princeton University are former American first lady Michelle Obama, legendary mathematician Alan Turing, slain American president John F Kennedy and actress Brook Shields. Alan Turing is considered the father of Artificial Intelligence and has contributed immensely to the field of mathematics. Michelle Obama had graduated from Princeton University back in 1985. This list consists of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who were once students of the world renowned ‘Princeton University’. Some of them have become chapters in history, thanks to their remarkable achievements.