Famous Alumni of Harvard University - Celebrities from Harvard University

Harvard is one of the most prestigious and top-ranked universities in the world. At some point of time we have all dreamed to be an alumnus of this premier educational institute. Founded in the year 1636, the Harvard University invariably stands among top 5 best universities /educational institutions in the world, year-after-year. Over several centuries since its formation, thousands of extraordinary and impressive students have walked through the halls of Harvard. These notable Harvard alumni have made their mark in various spheres of life. These accomplished individuals/alumni have shone in the field of politics, finance, science, art, entertainment, business, sports and more. We know many successful political leaders, celebrities and business experts who have graduated from Harvard and that is the reason why many government agencies, top law firms and Fortune 500 companies make a beeline to recruit Harvard graduates. Some of the eminent personalities who were former students of Harvard are Bill Gates – the founder of the multi-Billion dollar ‘Microsoft’ corporation, actors Natalie Portman and Matt Damon, ‘Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, is also an alumnus of Harvard. Besides numerous successful businessmen, scientists, scholars, writers, there are many celebrity actors and artists that have also been Harvard alumni. We've compiled a list of some of the most famous Harvard students of all time, along with the field/area of their achievements. This list of notable Harvard University alumni is based on the individual’s achievements and fame. We are quite certain that you will be surprised by some of the notable Harvard alumni who made it to this list.

Check out the list of notable Harvard University alumni. Some of the notable Harvard University students are Mark Zuckerberg, Pierre Trudeau, Ted Cruz, Theodore Roosevelt and Matt Damon.

The Most Famous Alumni of Harvard University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Xi MingzeJune 27, 1992ChineseXi Mingze is the daughter of Chinese Leader Xi Jinping,
Michael SchurOctober 29, 1975AmericanMichael Schur is an American television actor, producer, and writer
Walter KohnMarch 9, 1923AustrianNobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist
Pete HegsethJune 6, 1980AmericanPete Hegseth is a FOX News Channel contributor from America
Jorge Paulo LemannAugust 26, 1939BrazilianJorge Paulo Lemann is a renowned Brazilian entrepreneur and one of the richest in the country
Eduardo SaverinMarch 19, 1982BrazilianEduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor
Steve BallmerMarch 24, 1956AmericanSteve Ballmer is the former CEO of Microsoft and the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers
Susan SontagJanuary 16, 1933AmericanSusan Sontag is an American critical essayist, cultural analyst, novelist, political activist, filmmaker and playwright of international repute
Jessalyn GilsigNovember 30, 1971CanadianJessalyn Gilsig is a well-established Hollywood actress, best known for her roles in TV shows such as ‘Glee’ and ‘Vikings.’ This biography profiles his childhood, family, personal life, career, etc.
Thomas SowellJune 30, 1930AmericanThomas Sowell is an American economist, syndicated columnist, writer and social theorist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a Justice at the U.S

AmericanMarch 15, 1933122 views

Robert McNamara

Robert McNamara was an American business executive and politician

AmericanJune 9, 1916112 views

Walter Kohn

Nobel Laureate Walter Kohn was an Austrian-born American theoretical chemist and physicist

AustrianMarch 9, 1923869 views

David Morris Lee

David Morris Lee is an American physicist who was a joint winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics

AmericanJanuary 20, 193197 views

Jerome Karle

Jerome Karle was an American physical chemist and crystallographer who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1985

AmericanJune 18, 1918107 views

Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman was an American physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1944

AmericanApril 21, 188290 views

Dudley R. Herschbach

Dudley Robert Herschbach is an American chemist and educator who won the prestigious Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986

AmericanJune 18, 193277 views

Walter Gilbert

Walter Gilbert is an American biochemist and physicist who won a share of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980

AmericanMarch 21, 1932144 views

William Howard Stein

William Howard Stein was an American biochemist who was jointly awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Chemistry’ in 1972

AmericanJune 25, 191192 views