Princeton University Notable Alumni

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.

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 
Jeff Bezos
(The Founder & Executive Chairman of Amazon)

Jeff Bezos
201
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 
Alan Turing
(Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence)

Alan Turing
78
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, England
Died: June 7, 1954

 3 
James Stewart
(Ranked 3rd on the List of 'Greatest American Male Actors')

James Stewart
25
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
23
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
24
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 24, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 21, 1940

 6 
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

 7 
Richard Feynman
(One of the Joint Winners of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965)

Richard Feynman
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1918
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 15, 1988
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 8 
Ethan Coen
(Known for Writing, Directing and Producing Films Jointly with His Brother 'Joel Daniel Coen')

Ethan Coen
10
Birthdate: September 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis Park, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 
Michelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States (2009-17))

Michelle Obama
225
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 10 
Terence Tao
(Mathematician)

Terence Tao
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

 11 
Wentworth Miller
(Played Lead Role in the Series 'Prison Break')

Wentworth Miller
23
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
18
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
30
Birthdate: May 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 
Ellie Kemper
(Actress)

Ellie Kemper
18
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 15 
James Madison
(4th President of The United States)

James Madison
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Port Conway, Virginia, United States
Died: June 28, 1836

 16 
MacKenzie Scott
(Novelist, Ex-Wife of Jeff Bezos)

MacKenzie Scott
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 17 

David Duchovny
8
Birthdate: August 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 
Sonia Sotomayor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (since 2009))

Sonia Sotomayor
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 25, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

 19 
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

 20 
Meg Whitman
(Former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise)

Meg Whitman
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States

 21 
John Rawls
(Philosopher)

John Rawls
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: November 24, 2002

 22 
Dean Cain
(Best Known for Portraying 'Superman' in the TV Series 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman')

Dean Cain
8
Birthdate: July 31, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 
Robert Mueller
(Director of FBI (2001-2013))

Robert Mueller
10
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 7, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

 24 
Elena Kagan
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (Since 2010))

Elena Kagan
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper West Side, New York, United States

 25 
Lee Iacocca
(Businessman)

Lee Iacocca
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 2, 2019

 26 

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)

 27 
Molly Ephraim
(Actress)

Molly Ephraim
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 28 
Edward Said
(Professor)

Edward Said
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandatory Palestine
Died: September 25, 2003

 29 
Ralph Nader
(Political Activist)

Ralph Nader
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Winsted, Connecticut, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 30 
José Ferrer
(Actor, Director)

José Ferrer
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died: January 26, 1992
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 31 
David Petraeus
(Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-12))

David Petraeus
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 32 
Jim Lee
(Publisher and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics)

Jim Lee
0
Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 33 
Mel Ferrer
(Actor & Director Known for His Films: 'Scaramouche', 'Lili' and 'Knights of the Round Table')

Mel Ferrer
5
Birthdate: August 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
Died: June 2, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 34 
Pete Hegseth
(Journalist)

Pete Hegseth
10
Birthdate: June 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 35 
John Bardeen
(Engineer and Physicist)

John Bardeen
4
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: May 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 30, 1991

 36 
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

 37 
Jason Garrett
(Former American Football Quarterback and Head Coach of the 'Dallas Cowboys' in the 2010's)

Jason Garrett
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 
Martin Seligman
(Psychologist)

Martin Seligman
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States

 39 

Parker Stevenson
1
Birthdate: June 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 40 
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

 41 
Lawrence Kudlow
(Director of the National Economic Council)

Lawrence Kudlow
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey

George Will
3
Birthdate: May 4, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois

 43 
Queen Noor
(Queen of Jordan)

Queen Noor
3
Birthdate: August 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 44 
Kip Thorne
(Physicist)

Kip Thorne
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Logan
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 45 
Pete Conrad
(American NASA astronaut was 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)

 46 
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

 47 

Nicholas Hammond
1
Birthdate: May 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 48 
Gary Becker
(Economist)

Gary Becker
0
Birthdate: December 2, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 3, 2014

 49 
Moe Berg
(Baseball coach)

Moe Berg
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 29, 1972
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 50 
Qubilah Shabazz
(Malcolm X's Daughter)

Qubilah Shabazz
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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.