Famous Harvard University Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Natalie Portman, Tyra Banks and many other Harvard Crimson.

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

Check out these notable Harvard alumni.
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    Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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    Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Conan O'Brien Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer

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    John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    John F. Kennedy Politician, Soldier, Screenwriter

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    Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Natalie Portman Film Producer, Model, Actor

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    Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Bill O'Reilly Commentator, Journalist, Television producer

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    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Amy Poehler Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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    Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Tyra Banks Businessperson, Television producer, Model

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    Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Matt Damon Spokesperson, Television producer, Film Producer

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    Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Al Gore Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate

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    Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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    Politician, Writer, Lawyer

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    Screenwriter, Film Director

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    Activist, Politician, Lecturer

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    Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary

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    Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician

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    Brian Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Brian Steel

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    Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

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    Entrepreneur

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    Enrique Hernandez Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Enrique Hernandez Jr.

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    Poet, Author, Essayist

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    Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

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    Entrepreneur, Consultant

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    Michael Crichton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Michael Crichton Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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    Editor, Commentator, Journalist

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    Leonard Bernstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Leonard Bernstein Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist

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    Gregory B. Kenny is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Gregory B. Kenny

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    Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Jack Lemmon Musician, Actor

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    Marc J Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Marc J Shapiro

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer

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    William S. Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    William S. Burroughs Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor

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    Businessperson

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    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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    Rashida Jones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Rashida Jones Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author

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    Venture capitalist

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    Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Theodore Roosevelt Statesman, Politician, Police officer

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    Statesman, Businessperson, Banker

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    Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Al Franken Commentator, Politician, Comedian

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    Businessperson, Professor, Economist

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    Professor, Author, Economist

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    Activist, Author, Actor

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    Politician

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    Ansel Adams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni

    Ansel Adams Conservationist, Artist, Photographer

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    Businessperson

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