Famous People who Majored in Mathematics People

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: 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: Woodmere, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Businessperson, Politician
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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, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Sidekicks, + more
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    Bal Gangadhar Tilak
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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: Konkan, Maharashtra, Eurasia, India, Ratnagiri, + more
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    Felicia Day
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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: USA, Alabama, Huntsville
    • Profession: Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer, Writer
    • Credits: Eureka, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Bring It On Again, The Guild, Warm Springs, + more
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    Steve Ballmer
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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
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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: age 59
    • Birthplace: Elmira, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Marie Curie
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    Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win twice in multiple sciences, and was part of the Curie ...more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1867-1934)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
    • Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
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    Humphrey Williams
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    Humphrey has been a key technical contributor, leader and visionary at Blazent since 2002. In roles as Chief Architect and Director of Applications Engineering, Humphrey has worked with Blazent's international, interdisciplinary application development teams to foster a sustainable, robust, and ...more

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    Danny Hillis
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    William Daniel "Danny" Hillis is an American inventor, engineer, mathematician, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a company that developed the Connection Machine, a parallel supercomputer designed by Hillis at MIT. He is also co-founder of the Long Now Foundation, ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Computer scientist
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    Story Musgrave
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    Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights.more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist, Astronaut, Computer scientist, + more
    • Credits: Mission to Mars
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    Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 42 (1912-1954)
    • Birthplace: Maida Vale, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist, Philosopher
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    David A. Wagner is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a well-known researcher in cryptography and computer security. He is a member of the Election Assistance Commission's Technical Guidelines Development Committee, tasked with assisting the EAC in drafting the ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Profession: Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist, Cryptographer
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    Brian Duffy
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    Brian Duffy is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and a former NASA astronaut. He flew aboard four Space Shuttle missions.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
    • Credits: Oh! What a Lovely War
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    Guy Gardner
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    Guy Spence Gardner is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of Colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-27 and STS-35. Gardner was also the 12th president of the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Altavista, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Astronaut
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    Dara Ó Briain is an Irish comedian and television presenter, noted for hosting topical panel shows such as The Panel, Mock the Week, Dara Ó Briain: School of Hard Sums and The Apprentice: You're Fired!. He has also featured on Don't Feed the Gondolas, Three Men in a Boat, Have I Got News for You, QI, ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Bray, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Presenter, + more
    • Credits: QI, Mock the Week, A League of Their Own, The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, Live Floor Show, + more
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    Mary E. Erdoes
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    Ms. Mary Erdoes serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at JPMorgan Private Bank. Since taking the helm of the private bank, Erdoes has raked in record annual revenues ($1.9 billion as of 2006) and an all-time high in profits, which, much like her roster of deep-pocketed clients, JPMorgan ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Profession: Businessperson
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    Dr. Timothy Chklovski is a former Artificial Intelligence researcher in Knowledge Capture and Natural Language Processing at the Information Sciences Institute. He was the founding Chief Scientist of Factual Inc, and a developer of Trellis, a system for automated assistance in support of human ...more

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    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Researcher
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    Viktor Felixovich Vekselberg is a Ukrainian-born Russian businessman. He is the owner and president of Renova Group, a large Russian conglomerate. According to Forbes, in 2014 his fortune is estimated at $17.2 billion, making him the third richest person in Russia. According to different estimates, ...more

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    • Age: age 58
    • Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    • Credits: 1612
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