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List of famous people who majored in mathematics, including photos when available. This list of famous mathematics majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in mathematics. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in mathematics you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were mathematics majors?" and "Which famous people studied mathematics?"
Reed Hastings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix and serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations. A former member of the California State Board of Education, Hastings is an advocate for education reform ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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#13 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree. ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist Internet Entrepreneur

Credits: The Internship

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#27 on The Most Influential Software Programmers of All Time

#13 on Real World Avengers Villains

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Harvey Milk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not ...more

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Age: Died at 48 (1930-1978)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Woodmere

Profession: Businessperson, Politician

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#48 on The Best Oscar-Winning Actor Performances, Ranked

#80 on The Very Best Oscar Winning Performances

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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years, and later wrote four non-fiction books: Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Academician, Advocate, Film Producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: The Wonder Years, Young Justice, Tasmanian Devils, Love at the Christmas Table

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#65 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

#68 on The Greatest '90s Teen Stars

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Bal Gangadhar Tilak, born as Keshav Gangadhar Tilak, was an Indian nationalist, journalist, teacher, social reformer, lawyer and an independence activist. He was the first leader of the Indian Independence Movement. The British colonial authorities called him "Father of the Indian unrest." He was ...more

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Age: Died at 64 (1856-1920)

Birthplace: Chikhli, India

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#16 on Freedom Fighters of India

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Felicia Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Kathryn Felicia Day is an American actress, comedian, and writer. On TV, she has played Vi in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Holly Marten in Eureka, and currently has a recurring role as Charlie on Supernatural. She has acted in movies such as Bring It On Again and June, as well as the ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, USA

Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer Writer

Credits: Co-optitude, The Guild, The Flog, Vaginal Fantasy Book Club

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#49 on The Top Fantasy Muppet Show Guest Stars

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Steve Ballmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. As of January 22, 2015, his personal wealth is estimated at US$20.6 billion, ranking number 23 on the ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson

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#18 on The Most Irreplaceable CEOs in the World

#6 on The Best NBA Team Owners of All Time

#9 on Who Should Buy the Los Angeles Clippers?

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Eileen Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Eileen Marie Collins is a retired NASA astronaut and a retired United States Air Force colonel. A former military instructor and test pilot, Collins was the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle. She was awarded several medals for her work. Colonel Collins has logged 38 ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America

Profession: Astronaut

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