Famous Cornell University Alumni People

Famous Cornell University Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Cornell University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Cornell University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Cornell University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Cornell University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Cornell University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Cornell University.

This list has everything from Bill Maher to Jane Lynch and other famous Cornell alumni. Go Big Red!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Cornell University?” and “Which celebrities are Cornell University alumni?”

Check out these notable Cornell alumni.
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    Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

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    Christopher Reeve is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Christopher Reeve Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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    Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter

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    Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Bill Maher Commentator, Comedian, Television producer

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    Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Jane Lynch Comedian, Author, Actor

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    Gabrielle Giffords is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Gabrielle Giffords Businessperson, Politician

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    Keith Olbermann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Keith Olbermann Commentator, Journalist, Actor

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    Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Ann Coulter Commentator, Author, Writer

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    Robert Smigel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Robert Smigel Humorist, Comedian, Television producer

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    Businessperson

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    Professor, Astronaut, Scientist

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    Editor, Poet, Professor

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    David Einhorn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    David Einhorn

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    Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Writer

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    Record producer, Professor, Musician

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    Raj Gupta is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Raj Gupta

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    Radio personality, Actor

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    Fashion Model, Model

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    Programmer, Computer scientist

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    Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer

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    Politician, Lobbyist

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    Abraham L. Brick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Abraham L. Brick

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    Educator, Trade unionist, Lawyer

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    Sociologist

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    Television director, Model, Actor

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    Inventor, Engineer

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    Adolph Coors II is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Adolph Coors II

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    Ratan Tata is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Ratan Tata Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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    Adolph Coors III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Adolph Coors III

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    Inventor, Scientist

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    Adrian Sexton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Adrian Sexton Businessperson

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    Inventor, Engineer

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    Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai

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    Businessperson

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    Physicist, Inventor

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    Ed Marinaro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Ed Marinaro Actor, American football player

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    Inventor

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    Journalist, Writer

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    Catherine Hicks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Catherine Hicks Actor, Singer

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    Author, Public Relations Consultant

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    Franchot Tone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Franchot Tone Actor

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    Alexander H. Joffe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Alexander H. Joffe

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cornell University Alumni

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Judge, Jurist, Lawyer

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