University Of Chicago Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Chicago. The list includes people like Bernie Sanders, Bob Newhart, Satya Nadella, Larry Ellison & James Watson. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, scientists, writers, media personalities 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 Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella.
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Listed In: Engineers
Famous As: Chairman & CEO of Microsoft
Birthdate: August 19, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 2 Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American writer
Birthdate: November 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States
Died: April 11, 2007

 4 Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart.
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Famous As: American stand-up comedian
Birthdate: September 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 5 Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Oracle
Birthdate: August 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 Milton Friedman

Milton Friedman.
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Famous As: Economist, Statistician
Birthdate: July 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: November 16, 2006

 7 Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina
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 8 Philip Roth

Philip Roth.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

 9 Don Shirley

Don Shirley
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 29, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Died: April 6, 2013

 10 David Rockefeller

David Rockefeller.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: June 12, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 20, 2017

 11 Marilu Henner

Marilu Henner.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 John Dewey

John Dewey.
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: October 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: June 1, 1952
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 13 Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols.
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Famous As: Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer
Birthdate: November 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: November 19, 2014

 14 James Watson

James Watson.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Molecular Biologist
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 15 Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: June 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Died: April 5, 2005

 16 Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Community Organizer
Birthdate: January 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: June 12, 1972

 17 Adam Silver

Adam Silver
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyers
Birthdate: April 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 18 David Brooks

David Brooks.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto

 19 Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 2004

 20 Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: June 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: July 17, 2001

 21 Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister
Birthdate: October 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Falkirk
Died: February 24, 1986

 22 David Suzuki

David Suzuki.
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Famous As: Academic, Enviromental Activist
Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 23 William Lyon Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: December 17, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Died: July 22, 1950

 24 Robert Bork

Robert Bork
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: March 1, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 19, 2012

 25 Harvey Levin

Harvey Levin
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: September 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 26 Herbert Simon

Herbert Simon.
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Famous As: Economist, Political scientist, sociologist, psychologist, and professor
Birthdate: June 15, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Milwaukee
Died: February 9, 2001

 27 Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz
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Famous As: Economist, University teacher, Science writer, Non-fiction writer, Professor, Critic, Writer, Scientist
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary

 28 Elaine May

Elaine May
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: April 21, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 29 Eric Bogosian

Eric Bogosian
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Woburn, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 31 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist
Birthdate: September 29, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rijeka

 32 Brock Peters

Brock Peters
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: August 23, 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 33 J. Allen Hynek

Josef Allen Hynek.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Ufologist
Birthdate: May 1, 1910
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: April 27, 1986

 34 Sessue Hayakawa

Sessue Hayakawa
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Famous As: Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director
Birthdate: June 10, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chiba
Died: November 23, 1973

 35 Samuel P. Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 24, 2008

 36 Erving Goffman

Erving Goffman
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Famous As: Sociologist, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: June 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canada
Died: November 20, 1982

 37 Tucker Max

Tucker Max
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Lynn Margulis

Lynn Margulis.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: November 22, 2011

 39 Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson.
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gary
Died: December 13, 2009

 40 Jon Corzine

Jon Corzine
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Taylorville, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 41 Mamie Till

Mamie Till
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: November 23, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: near Webb, Mississippi, USA
Died: January 6, 2003

 42 Nicholas Ray

Nicholas Ray
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: August 7, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Galesville, Wisconsin, USA
Died: June 16, 1979
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 43 John B. Goodenough

John B. Goodenough
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 25, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jena, Germany

 44 Frances Oldham Kelsey

Frances Oldham Kelsey
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Pharmacologist
Birthdate: July 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, Canada
Died: August 7, 2015

 45 John Scalzi

John Scalzi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Science Fiction Writers
Birthdate: May 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fairfield, California, USA

 46 David Axelrod

David Axelrod
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Listed In:
Famous As: Journalist, Politician, Writer, Podcaster
Birthdate: February 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City

 47 Luis Walter Alvarez

Luis Walter Alvarez.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: June 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: September 1, 1988

 48 Samuel Reshevsky

Samuel Reshevsky.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Player
Birthdate: November 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ozorków, Poland
Died: April 4, 1992

 49 Tony Snow

Tony Snow
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Famous As: Television presenter, Writer, Journalist
Birthdate: June 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berea
Died: July 12, 2008

 50 Todd Young

Todd Young
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
The University of Chicago has often been ranked one of the best institutions in the world and is a favorite among many people around the world. Some of the world’s most preferred colleges have been affiliated to this famous university. This famous university started in 1890, thanks to a donation made by the billionaire business tycoon John D Rockefeller. These institutions are ‘Pritzker School Of Medicine’, ‘The Booth School of Business’ and ‘Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies’. According to a popular online source, more than 15,000 students join the university every year. Apart from its breathtaking campuses and providing great quality of education, the University is also known for its notable alumni. These personalities include scientists, politicians, writers, scholars, sportsmen and even artistes. Noted lawyer and current commissioner of the ‘National Basketball Association’, Adam Silver, is one such alumnus of this esteemed institution. Other famous ex-students of the University of Chicago are Katharine Graham, publisher of the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’, scientist James Watson, businessman David Rockefeller, as well as writer /filmmaker Susan Sontag. David Rockefeller, who is currently more than 100 years old, was the chairman of the multi-billion dollar financial enterprise ‘Chase Manhattan Corporation’. His net worth is estimated to be more than $ 1 Billion USD, if sources are to be believed. The list just doesn’t end here. There are many more noteworthy individuals who were once students of the ‘University Of Chicago’. Their success stories have been sources of inspiration for many youngsters of today.