Stanford University Notable Alumni

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.

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 

Reese Witherspoon
41
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
64
Listed In: Business People
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
44
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cypress, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 

Sigourney Weaver
12
Birthdate: October 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

 5 
Larry Page
(Co-founder of Google)

Larry Page
38
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
12
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 7 

Jennifer Connelly
29
Birthdate: December 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 

Raymond Burr
2
Birthdate: May 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New Westminster, Canada
Died: September 12, 1993
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 
Ted Danson
(Actor)

Ted Danson
6
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
36
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)

Herbert Hoover
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1874
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Branch, Iowa, United States
Died: October 20, 1964

 12 
John Elway
(American football player)

John Elway
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Angeles, Washington, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 13 
Evan Spiegel
(CEO of Snap Inc.)

Evan Spiegel
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 14 

Sterling K. Brown
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 
Kal Penn
(Known for His Portrayal of White House Staffer Seth Wright on TV Series 'Designated Survivor')

Kal Penn
15
Birthdate: April 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montclair, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 16 

Fred Savage
8
Birthdate: July 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 17 
Maya Harris
(Lawyer, Political scientist, Writer)

Maya Harris
22
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 30, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States

 18 
Tom Steyer
(Banker)

Tom Steyer
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 19 
Aaron Swartz
(Computer Programmer)

Aaron Swartz
20
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: January 11, 2013

 20 

John Steinbeck
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States
Died: December 20, 1968

 21 
Christian McCaffrey
(American football player)

Christian McCaffrey
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 
Sandra Day O’Connor
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1981-2006))

Sandra Day O’Connor
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 26, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States

 23 
Gretchen Carlson
(Television Host)

Gretchen Carlson
8
Birthdate: June 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Anoka, Minnesota, USA
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 24 
Andrew Luck
(American Football Player)

Andrew Luck
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 25 
Issa Rae
(Actress)

Issa Rae
21
Birthdate: January 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 26 

Andre Braugher
5
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 27 
Rachel Maddow
(American television host)

Rachel Maddow
34
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States

 28 
Tom Watson
(Professional golfer)

Tom Watson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 29 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)

Vint Cerf
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

 30 
Laurene Powell Jobs
(Businesswoman, Widow of Steve Jobs)

Laurene Powell Jobs
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Milford, New Jersey, United States

 31 
Kevin Systrom
(Co‑founder of Instagram)

Kevin Systrom
16
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 32 
Jawed Karim
(Co-Founder of YouTube)

Jawed Karim
26
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Merseburg, Germany

 33 
Sally Ride
(First American Woman To Go in Space, Physicist)

Sally Ride
14
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012

 34 
Sam Harris
(Philosopher, Author)

Sam Harris
8
Birthdate: April 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 35 
Joe Kennedy III
(Politician)

Joe Kennedy III
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brighton, Massachusetts, United States

 36 
Ben Savage
(Actor)

Ben Savage
6
Birthdate: September 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 37 
Reed Hastings
(Co-Founder of Net Flix)

Reed Hastings
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 38 
Carly Fiorina
(CEO of Hewlett-Packard (1999-2005), Politician)

Carly Fiorina
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 6, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 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 
Azim Premji
(Business Tycoon)

Azim Premji
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi

 41 
Richard Sherman
(American Football Player)

Richard Sherman
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 
Nolan Bushnell
(Entrepreneur)

Nolan Bushnell
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clearfield
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 
Jerry Yang
(Co-founder of Yahoo! Inc.)

Jerry Yang
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 44 
Jidenna
(Known for The Singles 'Classic Man' and 'Yoga')

Jidenna
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

 45 
Mae Jemison
(First African American Woman To Travel To Space)

Mae Jemison
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 46 

Kurtwood Smith
2
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New Lisbon, Wisconsin
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 47 
Alexandra Botez
(Chess player)

Alexandra Botez
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 48 
Chelsea Clinton
(Bill Clinton's Daughter, Writer)

Chelsea Clinton
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 49 
Ted Koppel
(Journalists)

Ted Koppel
1
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, UK
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 50 

Jennifer Grant
4
Birthdate: February 26, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 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.