Check out the list of notable University Of Chicago alumni. Some of the notable University Of Chicago students are Bernie Sanders, Carl Sagan, Kurt Vonnegut, Roger Ebert and Larry Ellison.

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.
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
(Politician)

08 September 1941

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut

11 November 1922

11 April 2007

Indianapolis, Indiana,, United States

American

Scorpio

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
(Founder of Oracle)

17 August 1944

Manhattan, New York

American

Leo

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman
(Economist, Statistician)

31 July 1912

16 November 2006

Brooklyn, New York, USA

American

Leo

Bob NewhartBob Newhart

05 September 1929

Oak Park, Illinois, U.S.

American

Virgo

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
(Banker)

12 June 1915

20 March 2017

New York City

American

Gemini

James WatsonJames Watson
(Molecular Biologist)

06 April 1928

Chicago

American

Aries

Mike NicholsMike Nichols
(Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer)

06 November 1931

19 November 2014

Berlin, Germany

American

Scorpio

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
(Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq)

30 October 1944

03 November 2015

Kadhimiya, Iraq

Iraqi

Scorpio

Philip RothPhilip Roth
(Novelist)

19 March 1933

Newark, New Jersey, USA

American

Pisces

Susan SontagSusan Sontag

16 January 1933

28 December 2004

New York City

American

Capricorn

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
(Community Organizer)

30 January 1909

12 June 1972

Chicago

American

Aquarius

Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
(Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister)

20 October 1904

24 February 1986

Falkirk

Canadian

Libra

Aldrich AmesAldrich Ames
(Former CIA Officer & Agent for the Soviet Union & Russia)

26 May 1941

River Falls, Wisconsin

American

Gemini

Arne DuncanArne Duncan

06 November 1964

Chicago

American

Scorpio

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki

24 March 1936

Vancouver

Canadian

Aries

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

24 December 2008

New York City

American

Aries

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
(Novelist)

10 June 1915

05 April 2005

Lachine, Quebec, Canada

American

Gemini

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson
(Economist)

15 May 1915

13 December 2009

Gary

American

Taurus

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
(Physicist)

24 November 1926

Shanghai, China

Chinese,American

Sagittarius

Gary BeckerGary Becker
(Economist)

02 December 1930

03 May 2014

Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States

American

Sagittarius

Luis Walter AlvarezLuis Walter Alvarez
(Physicist)

13 June 1911

01 September 1988

San Francisco

American

Gemini

Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis
(Author)

05 March 1938

22 November 2011

Chicago

American

Pisces

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock

30 December 1869

28 March 1944

Swanmore, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Canadian

Capricorn

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
(Physicist)

01 October 1922

Hefei, Anhui Province, China

American

Libra

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz
(Economist)

24 August 1927

Chicago, Illinois, USA

American

Virgo

Jerome Isaac FriedmanJerome Isaac Friedman
(Physicist)

28 March 1930

Chicago, Illinois

American

Aries

Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
(Physicist)

25 May 1921

Bad Kissingen

American

Gemini

James CroninJames Cronin
(Physicist)

29 September 1931

25 August 2016

Chicago

American

Libra

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
(Economist)

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Canadian,American

Cancer

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
(Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author)

22 June 1909

21 May 2006

Glen Ellyn

American

Cancer

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig

06 September 1928

Minneapolis

American

Virgo

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
(Physicist)

08 August 1901

27 August 1958

Canton

American

Leo

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir

26 June 1916

10 September 1988

Wisconsin

American

Cancer

Roger Wolcott SperryRoger Wolcott Sperry
(Neuropsychologist)

20 August 1913

17 April 1994

Hartford, Connecticut, United States

American

Leo

David BrooksDavid Brooks
(Journalist)

11 August 1961

Toronto

Canadian,American

Leo

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
(Astronomer, Ufologist)

01 May 1910

27 April 1986

Chicago

American

Taurus

Leo RostenLeo Rosten

11 April 1908

19 February 1997

Łódź

American

Aries

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
(Economist, Political scientist, sociologist, psychologist, and professor)

15 June 1916

09 February 2001

Milwaukee

American

Gemini

Herbert C. BrownHerbert C. Brown
(Chemist)

22 May 1912

19 December 2004

London, England,

American

Gemini

Owen ChamberlainOwen Chamberlain
(Physicist)

10 July 1920

28 February 2006

San Francisco, California, USA

American

Cancer

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
(Social Activist)

08 January 1867

09 January 1961

Boston

American

Capricorn

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
(Chemist, Physicist)

07 June 1896

31 October 1986

Newburyport, Massachusetts, US

American

Gemini

Frank Sherwood RowlandFrank Sherwood Rowland
(Atmospheric Chemist)

28 June 1927

10 March 2012

Delaware, Ohio, United States

American

Cancer

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
(Scientist)

10 January 1898

12 October 1979

Schenectady

American

Capricorn

Edward Lawrie TatumEdward Lawrie Tatum
(Biochemist)

14 December 1909

05 November 1975

Boulder, Colorado, United States

American

Sagittarius

Charles SimicCharles Simic
(Poet)

09 May 1938

Belgrade

American

Taurus

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
(Economist)

17 January 1911

01 December 1991

Seattle

American

Capricorn

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
(Economist, University teacher, Science writer, Non-fiction writer, Professor, Critic, Writer, Scientist)

09 February 1943

Gary

American

Aquarius

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
(Politician, Journalist, Author)

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
(Psychologist)

09 January 1878

25 September 1958

Greenville

American

Capricorn

Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble
(Astronomer)

20 November 1889

28 September 1953

Marshfield

American

Scorpio

John Paul StevensJohn Paul Stevens
(Navy officer, Judge, Lawyer)

20 April 1920

Chicago

American

Aries

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
(Sociologist, Non-fiction writer)

11 June 1922

20 November 1982

Canada

Canadian,American

Gemini

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
(Economist, University teacher, Journalist)

30 June 1930

Gastonia

American

Cancer

Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
(Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist)

29 September 1934

Rijeka

American

Libra

Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
(Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist, University teacher, Computer scientist)

15 June 1916

09 February 2001

Milwaukee

American

Gemini

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
(Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician, Economist, Banker)

22 December 1943

Brooklyn

American

Sagittarius

Elaine MayElaine May
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor, Writer, Playwright)

21 April 1932

Philadelphia

American

Taurus

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
(Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist, University teacher)

27 February 1863

26 April 1931

Massachusetts

American

Pisces

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
(Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer)

25 October 1927

19 January 1987

New York City

American

Scorpio

David AxelrodDavid Axelrod
(Journalist, Politician, Writer, Podcaster)

22 February 1955

New York City

American

Pisces

Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
(Singer, Musician)

17 December 1942

04 May 1987

Chicago

American

Sagittarius

Lewis HineLewis Hine
(Sociologist, Photographer, Artist)

26 September 1874

03 November 1940

Oshkosh

American

Libra

Harvey LevinHarvey Levin
(Lawyer)

02 September 1950

Los Angeles

American

Virgo

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
(Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Paleoanthropologist, University teacher)

28 June 1943

Chicago

American

Cancer

Eugene FamaEugene Fama
(Economist, Educationist, University teacher)

14 February 1939

Boston

American

Aquarius

Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer
(Artist, Painter, Sculptor)

29 July 1950

Gallipolis

American

Leo

Richard RortyRichard Rorty
(Philosopher, Educationist, University teacher, Writer)

04 October 1931

08 June 2007

New York City

American

Libra

David GraeberDavid Graeber
(Anthropologist, University teacher, Writer, Trade unionist)

12 February 1961

American

Aquarius

Sessue HayakawaSessue Hayakawa
(Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director)

10 June 1889

23 November 1973

Chiba

Japanese

Gemini

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(Theologian)

22 September 1941

Philadelphia

American

Virgo

Samuel ReshevskySamuel Reshevsky
(Chess player, Journalist)

26 November 1911

04 April 1992

Ozorków

Polish

Sagittarius

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
(Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary critic, Science fiction writer, Stage magician)

21 October 1914

22 May 2010

Tulsa

American

Libra

Gertrude HimmelfarbGertrude Himmelfarb
(Historian, University teacher, Writer)

08 August 1922

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Hyman MinskyHyman Minsky
(Economist)

23 September 1919

24 October 1996

Chicago

American

Virgo

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
(Psychologist, School teacher, University teacher)

21 February 1913

13 September 1999

Lansford

American

Pisces

George StiglerGeorge Stigler
(Economist)

17 January 1911

01 December 1991

Seattle

American

Capricorn

Norman MacleanNorman Maclean
(Novelist, Journalist, Writer, University teacher)

23 December 1902

02 August 1990

Clarinda

American

Capricorn

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
(Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher, Literary critic, Journalist)

23 April 1929

Paris

French,American

Taurus

James M. BuchananJames M. Buchanan
(Economist, University teacher)

03 October 1919

09 January 2013

Murfreesboro

American

Libra

Chen-Ning YangChen-Ning Yang
(physicist, university teacher, theoretical physicist)

22 September 1922

Hefei

Chinese

Virgo

Robert Lucas, Jr.Robert Lucas, Jr.

15 September 1937

Yakima

American

Virgo

Zalmay KhalilzadZalmay Khalilzad
(Diplomat)

22 March 1951

Mazar-i-Sharif

American

Aries

David D. FriedmanDavid D. Friedman
(Economist, Physicist, Blogger, Writer, University teacher)

12 February 1945

New York City

American

Aquarius

Tony SnowTony Snow
(Television presenter, Writer, Journalist)

01 June 1955

12 July 2008

Berea

American

Gemini

Joi ItoJoi Ito
(Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist)

19 June 1966

Kyoto

Japanese,American

Gemini

David SteinbergDavid Steinberg
(Actor, Film director, Screenwriter)

09 August 1942

Winnipeg

Canadian

Leo

Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
(Economist, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher)

24 February 1929

23 April 2005

Berlin

German

Pisces

Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
(Sociologist, Psychologist)

07 March 1900

13 April 1987

St. Louis

American

Pisces

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
(Journalist, Historian)

19 December 1875

03 April 1950

New Canton

American

Sagittarius

John GriersonJohn Grierson
(Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter)

26 April 1898

19 February 1972

Q2674217

British

Taurus

Raymond SmullyanRaymond Smullyan
(Mathematician, Pianist, Philosopher, University teacher, Computer scientist, Stage magician, Scientist)

25 May 1919

06 February 2017

New York City

American

Gemini

James Q. WilsonJames Q. Wilson
(Political scientist, Criminologist, University teacher)

27 May 1931

02 March 2012

Denver

American

Gemini

Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
(Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher)

22 July 1904

20 August 1985

Chester, Nova Scotia

Canadian

Cancer

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
(Banker, Financier)

10 August 1947

Chicago

American

Leo

Stanley MillerStanley Miller
(Chemist, Biologist, University teacher)

07 March 1930

20 May 2007

Oakland

American

Pisces

Arpad EloArpad Elo
(Chess player, Physicist, Scientist, University teacher)

25 August 1903

05 November 1992

Pápa

American

Virgo

James HeckmanJames Heckman
(Economist, Statistician, University teacher, Professor)

19 April 1944

Chicago

American

Aries

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