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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Harvard College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Harvard College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Harvard College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Harvard College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Harvard College 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 Harvard College.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Natalie Portman and John F. Kennedy.

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

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Natalie Portman Film Producer, Model, Actor

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Bill Gates Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John F. Kennedy Politician, Military Officer, Author

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Al Gore Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Robert F. Kennedy Politician, Writer, Lawyer

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Ted Kennedy Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Ralph Waldo Emerson Poet, Author, Essayist

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Michael Crichton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Michael Crichton Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Franklin D. Roosevelt Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer

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Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Al Franken Commentator, Politician, Comedian

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Ben Bernanke Businessperson, Professor, Economist

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Sheryl Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Sheryl Sandberg Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Barney Frank Politician

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William Kristol is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
William Kristol Editor, Commentator, Journalist

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Lloyd Blankfein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Lloyd Blankfein Businessperson, Lawyer

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Henry David Thoreau Poet, Writer, Philosopher

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George B. Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
George B. Kaiser Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Steve Ballmer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Steve Ballmer Businessperson

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William Randolph Hearst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
William Randolph Hearst Publisher, Politician, Film Producer

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Cass Sunstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Cass Sunstein Legal Scholar, Author, Teacher

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Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Henry Kissinger Statesman, Businessperson, Politician

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John Hancock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Activist, Author, Writer

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John Updike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John Updike Poet, Literary critic, Novelist

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Tommy Lee Jones Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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John Quincy Adams is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John Quincy Adams Politician, Diplomat, Attorney at law

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William James Sidis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
William James Sidis Inventor, Scientist

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Henry Hobson Richardson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni

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James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
James Russell Lowell Poet, Diplomat, Lawyer

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Michael LeMoyne Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni

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John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John Lithgow Poet, Musician, Author

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Deval Patrick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Deval Patrick Politician, Lawyer

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Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

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Francis Parkman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Francis Parkman Historian, Writer

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Robert Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Robert Todd Lincoln Politician, Lawyer

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Keith A. Meister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Keith A. Meister Businessperson

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Soledad O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Soledad O'Brien Journalist, Television producer, Actor

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George Santayana is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
George Santayana Poet, Novelist, Writer

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Mike Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Mike Driscoll Consultant

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Andrew Tobias is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Andrew Tobias Journalist, Author, Writer

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Melissa Scott is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Melissa Scott Novelist, Writer

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Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni

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Kenneth Reeves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Kenneth Reeves Politician

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Jeff Zucker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Jeff Zucker Businessperson, Television producer

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Guy Steele is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Guy Steele Computer scientist

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Thomas Sowell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Thomas Sowell Journalist, Professor, Author

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John L. Thornton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John L. Thornton Businessperson, Educator

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Anthony Lake is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Anthony Lake Businessperson, Professor, Political scientist

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Tim O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
Tim O'Reilly Businessperson, Writer

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John Adler is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Harvard College Alumni
John Adler Politician, Lawyer