Stanford University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Stanford University. The list includes people like Elon Musk, John F. Kennedy, Mukesh Ambani, Sundar Pichai & Jennifer Connelly. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as business people, scientists, engineers, miscellaneous and writers etc.
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 1 
Reese Witherspoon
76
Birthdate: March 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 2 
Sundar Pichai
(CEO of Google Inc)
Sundar Pichai
135
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Tiger Woods
(One of the Greatest Golfers of All Time)
Tiger Woods
61
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Sigourney Weaver
(American Actress and an Influential Figure in Science Fiction and Popular Culture)
Sigourney Weaver
20
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
 5 
Larry Page
(Co-founder of Google)
Larry Page
51
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Sergey Brin
(Co-Founder of 'Google')
Sergey Brin
20
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Jennifer Connelly
(Best Known for Her Role in the Films: 'A Beautiful Mind' and 'Little Children')
Jennifer Connelly
49
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Raymond Burr
7
Birthdate: May 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
Died: September 12, 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Ted Danson
(Best Known for His Roles in the NBC Sitcom ‘Cheers’ and the CBS Sitcom ‘Becker’)
Ted Danson
13
Birthdate: December 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Mukesh Ambani
(Indian businessman)
Mukesh Ambani
53
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 11 
Herbert Hoover
(31st President of the United States (1929 – 1933))
Herbert Hoover
35
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: October 20, 1964
 12 
Evan Spiegel
(Co-Founder and CEO of the Social Media Company ‘Snap Inc.’)
Evan Spiegel
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 13 
Sterling K. Brown
(Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’)
Sterling K. Brown
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 14 
John Elway
(American football player)
John Elway
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Angeles, Washington, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 15 
Christian McCaffrey
(American football player)
Christian McCaffrey
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 16 
Fred Savage
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Kevin Arnold’ in the TV Series ‘The Wonder Years’)
Fred Savage
16
Birthdate: July 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Kal Penn
(Known for His Portrayal of White House Staffer Seth Wright on TV Series 'Designated Survivor')
Kal Penn
20
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
John Steinbeck
(American Writer and Winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature)
John Steinbeck
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968
 19 
Aaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)
Aaron Swartz
28
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11, 2013
 20 
Issa Rae
(Co-Creator, Co-Writer, and Star of the HBO Television Series ‘Insecure’)
Issa Rae
30
Birthdate: January 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Sandra Day O’Connor
(The First Female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States)
Sandra Day O’Connor
11
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
 22 
Andrew Luck
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Andrew Luck
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
Maya Harris
(American Lawyer, Public Policy Advocate & Sister of 49th Vice President of United States, Kamala Harris)
Maya Harris
25
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States
 24 
Tom Steyer
(Founder of the Popular Investment Firm 'Farallon Capital')
Tom Steyer
13
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Andre Braugher
12
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Laurene Powell Jobs
(Widow of Steve Jobs)
Laurene Powell Jobs
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Milford, New Jersey, United States
 27 
Sam Harris
(American Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Author)
Sam Harris
10
Birthdate: April 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
 28 
Gretchen Carlson
(Former Host of CBS News Show 'The Early Show' and Fox News Show 'Fox & Friends')
Gretchen Carlson
20
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 29 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
 30 
Jawed Karim
(Co-Founder of 'YouTube' and the First Person to Upload a Video to the Site)
Jawed Karim
43
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany
 31 
Kevin Systrom
(Computer Programmer, Entrepreneur and Co-Founded of ‘Instagram’)
Kevin Systrom
25
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: December 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 32 
Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 33 
Richard Sherman
(One of the Greatest Football Cornerbacks of All Time)
Richard Sherman
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Rachel Maddow
(Political Commentator and Host of ‘The Rachel Maddow Show', a Weekly Television Show on MSNBC)
Rachel Maddow
42
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 35 
Reed Hastings
(Businessman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ‘Netflix’)
Reed Hastings
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 36 
Ben Savage
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Cory Matthews’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’)
Ben Savage
12
Birthdate: September 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Jerry Yang
(Co-Founder and Former CEO of ‘Yahoo! Inc.’)
Jerry Yang
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Tom Watson
(Professional golfer)
Tom Watson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 39 
Edith Head
(Costume designer)
Edith Head
3
Birthdate: October 28, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San Bernardino, California, United States
Died: October 24, 1981
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 40 
Alexander Payne
(Director)
Alexander Payne
5
Birthdate: February 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Jack Palance
(American Actor Who Was Known for Playing Tough Guys and Villains)
Jack Palance
11
Birthdate: February 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 10, 2006
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Azim Premji
(Business Tycoon)
Azim Premji
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi
 43 
Kurtwood Smith
5
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Alexandra Botez
(Chess player)
Alexandra Botez
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Stephen Breyer
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1994 to 2022)
Stephen Breyer
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
 46 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of ‘Hewlett-Packard’, the First Woman to Lead a Fortune Top-20 Company)
Carly Fiorina
9
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 47 
Joe Kennedy III
(Politician)
Joe Kennedy III
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States
 48 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
(American Philanthropist and Founder of the ‘Special Olympics’)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 11, 2009
 49 
Nolan Bushnell
(Entrepreneur)
Nolan Bushnell
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clearfield
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 50 
Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)
Mae Jemison
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
The famous Stanford University, situated in the United States, is unarguably one of the best educational institutions in the world today. Founded by the industrialist Leland Stanford and his wife Jane back in 1885, Stanford’s reputation has grown by leaps and bounds over the years. Sprawling over a distance of approximately 12 square kilometers, this notable institution is nestled between the cities of San Jose and San Francisco It is believed that the quality of education imparted to the students as well as the infrastructure of Stanford is outstanding. Many famous celebrities who have inspired people around the world with their remarkable achievements have been a part of this institution’s notable alumni association. Former American President John F Kennedy is one such noteworthy alumnus who studied here for a short period. Acclaimed actress Reese Witherspoon, the current CEO of ‘Google’, Sundar Pichai and ace golfer Tiger Woods are a few other noteworthy names who were once students of this famous institution. The fact that these famous faces have studied at Stanford is another reason why the institution has been a favorite among many students. These aspirants have been leaving no stone unturned to secure a place at this esteemed university. They believe that being an alumnus of Stanford is a great accomplishment in itself. Here’s a list which includes several famous celebrities who were once students of the notable Stanford University.