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.
Bernie SandersBernie Sanders
08 September 1941, American
Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967, American
CEO of Microsoft

Bob NewhartBob Newhart
05 September 1929, American
American stand-up comedian

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944, American
Founder of Oracle

Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman
31 July 1912, American
Economist, Statistician
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American

John DeweyJohn Dewey
20 October 1859, American

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American

Mike NicholsMike Nichols
06 November 1931, American
Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer
David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
01 May 1910, American
Astronomer, Ufologist
James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American

Marilu HennerMarilu Henner
06 April 1952, American
Aldrich AmesAldrich Ames
26 May 1941, American
Former CIA Officer & Agent for the Soviet Union &

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909, American
Community Organizer
Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904, Canadian
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki
24 March 1936, Canadian
Academic, Enviromental Activist

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington
18 April 1927, American

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson
15 May 1915, American
Lynn MargulisLynn Margulis
05 March 1938, American

Luis Walter AlvarezLuis Walter Alvarez
13 June 1911, American

Gary BeckerGary Becker
02 December 1930, American

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher
Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz
24 August 1927, American
Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

Arne DuncanArne Duncan
06 November 1964, American

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock
30 December 1869, Canadian
Canadian writer

Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
30 October 1944, Iraqi
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
26 June 1916, American
American author

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
08 August 1901, American

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
01 July 1941, Canadian, American

Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926, Chinese, American

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Roger Wolcott SperryRoger Wolcott Sperry
20 August 1913, American
Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922, American
Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American

David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961, Canadian, American

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist
Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American

Herbert C. BrownHerbert C. Brown
22 May 1912, American
Leo RostenLeo Rosten
11 April 1908, American
American humorist

Jerome Isaac FriedmanJerome Isaac Friedman
28 March 1930, American

James CroninJames Cronin
29 September 1931, American

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
07 June 1896, American
Chemist, Physicist

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Political scientist, sociologist,
Edward Lawrie TatumEdward Lawrie Tatum
14 December 1909, American

Owen ChamberlainOwen Chamberlain
10 July 1920, American

Frank Sherwood RowlandFrank Sherwood Rowland
28 June 1927, American
Atmospheric Chemist

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
17 January 1911, American
John Paul StevensJohn Paul Stevens
20 April 1920, American
Navy officer, Judge, Lawyer

Edwin HubbleEdwin Hubble
20 November 1889, American
Harvey LevinHarvey Levin
02 September 1950, American

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist, University teacher, Science writer,

John B. WatsonJohn B. Watson
09 January 1878, American
Elaine MayElaine May
21 April 1932, American
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor,

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Politician, Journalist, Author
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
29 September 1934, American
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist

Sessue HayakawaSessue Hayakawa
10 June 1889, Japanese
Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director

Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922, Canadian, American
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
22 December 1943, American
Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician,
Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
17 December 1942, American
Singer, Musician

Lawrence KohlbergLawrence Kohlberg
25 October 1927, American
Psychologist, Academic, Non-fiction writer

Richard RortyRichard Rorty
04 October 1931, American
Philosopher, Educationist, University teacher,

George Herbert MeadGeorge Herbert Mead
27 February 1863, American
Philosopher, Sociologist, Psychologist, University
David GraeberDavid Graeber
12 February 1961, American
Anthropologist, University teacher, Writer, Trade
Zalmay KhalilzadZalmay Khalilzad
22 March 1951, American

Jenny HolzerJenny Holzer
29 July 1950, American
Artist, Painter, Sculptor

Maurice HillemanMaurice Hilleman
30 August 1919, American

Hyman MinskyHyman Minsky
23 September 1919, American
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
22 September 1941, American

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
21 October 1914, American
Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary

Eugene FamaEugene Fama
14 February 1939, American
Economist, Educationist, University teacher

Lewis HineLewis Hine
26 September 1874, American
Sociologist, Photographer, Artist

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Journalist, Historian
David D. FriedmanDavid D. Friedman
12 February 1945, American
Economist, Physicist, Blogger, Writer, University

James M. BuchananJames M. Buchanan
03 October 1919, American
Economist, University teacher
Tony SnowTony Snow
01 June 1955, American
Television presenter, Writer, Journalist

Benjamin BloomBenjamin Bloom
21 February 1913, American
Psychologist, School teacher, University teacher

David AxelrodDavid Axelrod
22 February 1955, American
Journalist, Politician, Writer, Podcaster
George StiglerGeorge Stigler
17 January 1911, American

George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,
Norman MacleanNorman Maclean
23 December 1902, American
Novelist, Journalist, Writer, University teacher

Joi ItoJoi Ito
19 June 1966, Japanese, American
Activist, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist

James HeckmanJames Heckman
19 April 1944, American
Economist, Statistician, University teacher,

John MeriwetherJohn Meriwether
10 August 1947, American
Banker, Financier
Richard HammingRichard Hamming
11 February 1915, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

David SteinbergDavid Steinberg
09 August 1942, Canadian
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter
Samuel ReshevskySamuel Reshevsky
26 November 1911, Polish
Chess player, Journalist

Ernest Everett JustErnest Everett Just
14 August 1883, American
Biologist, Zoologist, University teacher, Marine

Herbert BlumerHerbert Blumer
07 March 1900, American
Sociologist, Psychologist

Andre Gunder FrankAndre Gunder Frank
24 February 1929, German
Economist, Writer, Sociologist, University teacher
Donald O. HebbDonald O. Hebb
22 July 1904, Canadian
Psychologist, Neuroscientist, University teacher

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.