Princeton University Notable Alumni

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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.
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 1 
Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)
Jeff Bezos
265
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Alan Turing
(English Mathematician Who is Considered as the Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)
Alan Turing
102
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954
 3 
James Stewart
(American Actor Known for His Distinctive Drawl and Everyman Screen Persona)
James Stewart
33
Birthdate: May 20, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 2, 1997
 4 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
 5 
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Best Known for His Novel 'The Great Gatsby')
F. Scott Fitzgerald
34
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21, 1940
 6 
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
 7 
Ethan Coen
(Film Producer and Director)
Ethan Coen
14
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
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
 9 
Michelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017)
Michelle Obama
258
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Terence Tao
(One of the Greatest Living Mathematicians Who is Referred to as the 'Mozart of Mathematics')
Terence Tao
16
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 11 
Wentworth Miller
(Best Known for His Lead Role of 'Michael Scofield' in the Series 'Prison Break')
Wentworth Miller
29
Birthdate: June 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Aaron Burr
(3rd Vice President of United States)
Aaron Burr
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1756
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 14, 1836
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 13 
Brooke Shields
(Actress & Model)
Brooke Shields
41
Birthdate: May 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
Ellie Kemper
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series ‘The Office’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’)
Ellie Kemper
29
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 15 
Eugene O'Neill
(American Playwright and Winner of the 1936 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Eugene O'Neill
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 27, 1953
 16 
James Madison
(4th President of The United States)
James Madison
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia, United States
Died: June 28, 1836
 17 
MacKenzie Scott
(Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos)
MacKenzie Scott
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
David Duchovny
(Best Known for Playing FBI Agent 'Fox Mulder' on the TV Series ‘The X-Files’)
David Duchovny
10
Birthdate: August 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )
Sonia Sotomayor
22
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
 20 
Eric Schmidt
(CEO of Google (2001-2011))
Eric Schmidt
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Falls Church, Virginia, United States
 21 
Dean Cain
(Best Known for Portraying 'Superman' in the TV Series 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman')
Dean Cain
16
Birthdate: July 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 22 
Meg Whitman
(Former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Meg Whitman
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States
 23 
Elena Kagan
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Elena Kagan
10
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
Lee Iacocca
(Businessman)
Lee Iacocca
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 2, 2019
 25 
Wayne Rogers
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: December 31, 2015
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 26 
Molly Ephraim
(Actress)
Molly Ephraim
5
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 27 
John Rawls
(American Moral, Legal and Political Philosopher)
John Rawls
2
Birthdate: February 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: November 24, 2002
 28 
Ralph Nader
(American Lawyer and Politician Known for His Involvement in Consumer Protection and Environmentalism)
Ralph Nader
12
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
José Ferrer
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Films: ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘The Caine Mutiny’ and ‘Lawrence of Arabia’)
José Ferrer
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: January 26, 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 30 
Edward Said
(American Professor of Literature and Founder of the Academic Field of Postcolonial Studies)
Edward Said
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandatory Palestine
Died: September 25, 2003
 31 
Mel Ferrer
(Actor & Director Known for His Films: 'Scaramouche', 'Lili' and 'Knights of the Round Table')
Mel Ferrer
7
Birthdate: August 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 32 
Jim Lee
(Comic Book Artist, Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of 'DC Comics')
Jim Lee
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 33 
David Petraeus
(4th Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011 - 2012))
David Petraeus
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 34 
Samuel Alito
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Samuel Alito
7
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
 35 
Robert Mueller
(6th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2001 - 2013))
Robert Mueller
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Susie Dent
(English Lexicographer, Etymologist and Media Personality)
Susie Dent
6
Birthdate: November 19, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 37 
Marvin Minsky
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher)
Marvin Minsky
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 9, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 24, 2016
 38 
Pete Hegseth
(Journalist)
Pete Hegseth
14
Birthdate: June 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
John Bardeen
(American Physicist, Engineer and the Only Person to Win the Nobel Prize in Physics Twice)
John Bardeen
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 30, 1991
 40 
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
 41 
Jeffrey R. MacDonald
(Military physician, Soldier)
Jeffrey R. MacDonald
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: United States of America
 42 
Queen Noor
(Queen of Jordan)
Queen Noor
4
Birthdate: August 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 43 
Martin Seligman
(Psychologist)
Martin Seligman
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
 44 
Parker Stevenson
1
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 45 
Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)
Thornton Wilder
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 7, 1975
 46 
Pete Conrad
(NASA Astronaut Who Became the Third Person to Walk on the Moon)
Pete Conrad
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 8, 1999
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
James Baker
(10th and 16th White House Chief of Staff)
James Baker
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 28, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
 48 
Lawrence Kudlow
(Director of the National Economic Council)
Lawrence Kudlow
3
Birthdate: August 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey
 49 
Kip Thorne
(Physicist)
Kip Thorne
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Logan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 50 
George P. Shultz
(Economist)
George P. Shultz
3
Birthdate: December 13, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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