Discover the notable alumni of University Of Illinois. The list includes people like Hugh Hefner, Larry Ellison, Roger Ebert, Jesse Jackson & Shel Silverstein. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as scientists, media personalities, writers, intellectuals & academics and business people etc.
Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
09 April 1926, American
Founder of Playboy Magazine
Larry EllisonLarry Ellison
17 August 1944, American
Founder of Oracle

Roger EbertRoger Ebert
18 June 1942, American

Jawed KarimJawed Karim
28 October 1979, German, American
Co-Founder of YouTube

Temple GrandinTemple Grandin
29 August 1947, American

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein
25 September 1930, American
Jesse JacksonJesse Jackson
08 October 1941, American
Civil Rights Activist

Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
17 November 1958, American

Herbert SobelHerbert Sobel
26 January 1912, American
U.S. Army Officer

Arden ChoArden Cho
16 August 1985, American, South Korean
Steve ChenSteve Chen
18 August 1978, American

Jack WelchJack Welch
19 November 1935, American
Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Barbara BainBarbara Bain
13 September 1931, American

Rafael CorreaRafael Correa
06 April 1963, Ecuadorian

Dorothy DayDorothy Day
08 November 1897, American
Suze OrmanSuze Orman
05 June 1951, American
Author, Television Personality, Motivational

Dave EggersDave Eggers
12 March 1970, American
Allan ShermanAllan Sherman
30 November 1924, American

Jack KilbyJack Kilby
08 November 1923, American
Inventor of integrated circuit

Wallace Hume Carothers Wallace Carothers
27 April 1896, American
Inventor of Neoprene & Nylon
James R. ThompsonJames R. Thompson
08 May 1936, American
Lawyer, Politician

Rosalyn Sussman YalowRosalyn Sussman Yalow
19 July 1921, American
Medical Physicist
Ann Carlson KhanAnn Carlson Khan
 , American
Shahid Khan’s Wife

Arnold Orville BeckmanArnold Orville Beckman
10 April 1900, American

John Robert SchriefferJohn Robert Schrieffer
31 May 1931, American

Robert W HolleyRobert W. Holley
28 January 1922, American
Edwin G. KrebsEdwin G. Krebs
06 June 1918, American
Polykarp Kusch Polykarp Kusch
26 January 1911, German, American

Kandeh YumkellaKandeh Yumkella
05 July 1959, Sierra Leonean
UN Executive, Economist, Politician

Vincent du VigneaudVincent du Vigneaud
18 May 1901, American

Rasheda AliRasheda Ali
1970 AD, American
Muhammad Ali’s Daughter
Deron WilliamsDeron Williams
26 June 1984, American
Basketball player

David OtungaDavid Otunga
07 April 1980, American
Lawyer, Actor, Professional wrestler, Television

Ed BoonEd Boon
22 February 1964, American
Programmer, Engineer, Screenwriter, Computer

Max LevchinMax Levchin
11 July 1975, American
Computer scientist, Entrepreneur, Businessperson

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Sheila JohnsonSheila Johnson
25 January 1949, American
American businesswoman
Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
16 August 1947
politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer

Iris ChangIris Chang
28 March 1968, Chinese, American
Historian, Journalist, Writer
César PelliCésar Pelli
12 October 1926, Argentinian
Architect, Entrepreneur

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
13 June 1894, American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University

George CrumbGeorge Crumb
Richard HammingRichard Hamming
11 February 1915, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Engineer,

Donald JohansonDonald Johanson
28 June 1943, American
Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Prehistorian,
Andrew YaoAndrew Yao
24 December 1946
Computer scientist, University teacher

Paul HalmosPaul Halmos
03 March 1916, Hungarian, American
Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician

Sri Mulyani IndrawatiSri Mulyani Indrawati
26 August 1962, Indonesian
Economist, Politician, University teacher

Michael GrossMichael Gross
1947 AD, American
actor, stage actor, television actor, model

Scott D. AltmanScott D. Altman
15 August 1959, American
Astronaut, Fighter pilot
The University of Illinois is one of the top-ranked educational institutions in the world where students from different parts of the world come to pursue their higher education. Media sources like ‘Times Higher Education’, ‘U.S News & World Report’ and ‘Academic Ranking Of World Ranking’ have often published lists of top universities around the world and this institution has often appeared on these lists. The campus of this university is unbelievably huge and sprawls over more than 4500 acres. More than 600 buildings are situated on University of Illinois’ vast campus. The University has also been praised by media and masses alike for producing several noteworthy students, who are making waves all over the world for their incredible accomplishments. The notable alumni association of the University of Illinois includes names like film critic Roger Ebert, entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, businessman Steve Chan as well as author and motivational speaker Suze Orman. Roger Ebert has been extremely popular within Hollywood circles and cinema lovers not just for his impressive reviews, but also his books. One of his works ‘A Memoir, Scorcese By Ebert’ has been a favorite among several aspiring filmmakers. Scroll below to find a list of well-known personalities who studied at the University of Illinois. The names on the list speak volumes about the kind of students this renowned university has been producing over the years. Probably this is why this university receives applications from all parts of the world.