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Famous People who Majored in Mathematics

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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.

List contains people like Albert Einstein and Felicia Day.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were mathematics majors?" and "Which famous people studied 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 through ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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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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    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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    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, Hot ...more

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    • Age: 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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    Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    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 also ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1856-1920)
    • Birthplace: Chikhli, India
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    Felicia Day

    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: age 36
    • Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Co-optitude, The Guild, The Flog, Vaginal Fantasy Book Club
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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: age 59
    • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson
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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 days 8 ...more

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    • Age: 59
    • Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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