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
Politician
Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
30 June 1930, American
Economist

Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944, American
Founder of Oracle

Satya NadellaSatya Nadella
19 August 1967, American
CEO of Microsoft

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

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman
31 July 1912, American
Economist, Statistician
Kurt VonnegutKurt Vonnegut
11 November 1922, American
American writer

Philip RothPhilip Roth
19 March 1933, American
Novelist

David RockefellerDavid Rockefeller
12 June 1915, American
Banker
Marilu HennerMarilu Henner
06 April 1952, American
Actress

Mike NicholsMike Nichols
06 November 1931, American
Film Director, Theater Director, Film Producer
Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Saul AlinskySaul Alinsky
30 January 1909, American
Community Organizer

John DeweyJohn Dewey
20 October 1859, American
Philosopher

Aldrich AmesAldrich Ames
26 May 1941, American
Former CIA Officer & Agent for the Soviet Union &

James WatsonJames Watson
06 April 1928, American
Molecular Biologist
Tommy DouglasTommy Douglas
20 October 1904, Canadian
Former Canadian Politician & Baptist Minister

Josef Allen HynekJ. Allen Hynek
01 May 1910, American
Astronomer, Ufologist

Saul Bellow Saul Bellow
10 June 1915, American
Novelist

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki
24 March 1936, Canadian
Academic, Enviromental Activist
Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington
18 April 1927, American
 

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

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig
06 September 1928, American
Writer, Philosopher

Gary BeckerGary Becker
02 December 1930, American
Economist
Arne DuncanArne Duncan
06 November 1964, American
 

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Samuel ReshevskySamuel Reshevsky
26 November 1911, American
Chess Player

Luis Walter AlvarezLuis Walter Alvarez
13 June 1911, American
Physicist

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz
24 August 1927, American
Economist
Ahmed ChalabiAhmed Chalabi
30 October 1944, Iraqi
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

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Tsung-Dao LeeTsung-Dao Lee
24 November 1926, Chinese, American
Physicist
Myron ScholesMyron Scholes
01 July 1941, Canadian, American
Economist

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
08 August 1901, American
Physicist

Virginia SatirVirginia Satir
26 June 1916, American
American author

Stephen LeacockStephen Leacock
30 December 1869, Canadian
Canadian writer
Roger Wolcott SperryRoger Wolcott Sperry
20 August 1913, American
Neuropsychologist
Jack SteinbergerJack Steinberger
25 May 1921, American
Physicist

Leo RostenLeo Rosten
11 April 1908, American
American humorist

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet

Chen Ning YangChen Ning Yang
01 October 1922, Chinese, American
Physicist
Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch
08 January 1867, American
Social Activist

Jerome Isaac FriedmanJerome Isaac Friedman
28 March 1930, American
Physicist

Herbert C. BrownHerbert C. Brown
22 May 1912, American
Chemist

James CroninJames Cronin
29 September 1931, American
Physicist

Robert Sanderson Mulliken Robert S. Mulliken
07 June 1896, American
Chemist, Physicist
David BrooksDavid Brooks
11 August 1961, Canadian, American
Journalist

Owen ChamberlainOwen Chamberlain
10 July 1920, American
Physicist
Edward Lawrie TatumEdward Lawrie Tatum
14 December 1909, American
Biochemist

Katharine Burr BlodgettKatharine Burr Blodgett
10 January 1898, American
Scientist

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Political scientist, sociologist,
Frank Sherwood RowlandFrank Sherwood Rowland
28 June 1927, American
Atmospheric Chemist

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler
17 January 1911, American
Economist
Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar
25 May 1960, American
Politician

Don ShirleyDon Shirley
29 January 1927, Jamaican, American
Composer

Adam SilverAdam Silver
25 April 1962, American
Lawyers

Eric BogosianEric Bogosian
24 April 1953, American
Actor

Liz CheneyLiz Cheney
28 July 1966, American
Politician
Katharine GrahamKatharine Graham
16 June 1917, American
Publisher

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

Rick SteinerRick Steiner
08 November 1946, American
Producer

Sessue HayakawaSessue Hayakawa
10 June 1889, Japanese
Actor, Novelist, Screenwriter, Film director
Caitlin DoughtyCaitlin Doughty
19 August 1984, American
Funeral director

John Paul StevensJohn Paul Stevens
20 April 1920, American
Navy officer, Judge, Lawyer
Ajit PaiAjit Pai
10 January 1973, Indian, American
Lawyer

Elaine MayElaine May
21 April 1932, American
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Stage actor,

William Lyon Mackenzie KingWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
17 December 1874, Canadian
Former Prime Minister of Canada
Nate SilverNate Silver
13 January 1978, American
Statistician

Harvey LevinHarvey Levin
02 September 1950, American
Lawyer
Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiMihaly Csikszentmihalyi
29 September 1934, American
Psychologist, University teacher, Psychiatrist

Carter G. WoodsonCarter G. Woodson
19 December 1875, American
Journalist, Historian

Brock PetersBrock Peters
02 July 1927, American
Actor
George SteinerGeorge Steiner
23 April 1929, French, American
Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, University teacher,

Bret StephensBret Stephens
21 November 1973, American
Journalist
Paul ButterfieldPaul Butterfield
17 December 1942, American
Singer, Musician

Robert BorkRobert Bork
01 March 1927, American
Judge

Nicholas RayNicholas Ray
07 August 1911, American
Director

Jon CorzineJon Corzine
01 January 1947, American
Politician
Herbert A. SimonHerbert A. Simon
15 June 1916, American
Economist, Psychologist, Politician, Sociologist,
Erving GoffmanErving Goffman
11 June 1922, Canadian, American
Sociologist, Non-fiction writer

John ScalziJohn Scalzi
10 May 1969, American
Science Fiction Writers

Philip KaufmanPhilip Kaufman
23 October 1936, American
Film director

Frances DeeFrances Dee
26 November 1909, American
Actress
Norman MacleanNorman Maclean
23 December 1902, American
Novelist, Journalist, Writer, University teacher

Richard RortyRichard Rorty
04 September 1931, American
Philosopher

Paul WolfowitzPaul Wolfowitz
22 December 1943, American
Political scientist, Diplomat, Politician,

David GraeberDavid Graeber
12 February 1961, American
Anthropologist, University teacher, Writer, Trade

Maurice HillemanMaurice Hilleman
30 August 1919, American
Microbiologist
Todd YoungTodd Young
24 August 1972, American
Politician

Tucker MaxTucker Max
27 September 1975, American
Writer
Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
22 September 1941, American
Theologian

Martin GardnerMartin Gardner
21 October 1914, American
Mathematician, Writer, Journalist, Literary
Phillip LindsayPhillip Lindsay
31 July 1924, American
Actor
Hastings BandaHastings Banda
15 February 1898, Malawian
President

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.