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

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

Alumni range from John F. Kennedy to Brooke Shields and many other notable Princeton alumni. Go Princeton Tigers!

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

Take a look at these famous Princeton alumni!

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
John F. Kennedy Politician, Soldier, Screenwriter

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Michelle Obama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Michelle Obama Writer, Lawyer

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Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Brooke Shields Spokesperson, Television producer, Model

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Douglas Merrill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Ralph Nader Activist, Politician, Lecturer

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Jeff Bezos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Jeff Bezos Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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David Duchovny is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
David Duchovny Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

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John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
John Edwards Politician, Writer, Lawyer

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Cornel West is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Cornel West Activist, Author, Actor

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
James Stewart Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
John Bardeen Physicist, Inventor, Scientist

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Andrea Jung is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Andrea Jung Businessperson

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Eugene O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Eugene O'Neill Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright

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Malcolm Forbes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Malcolm Forbes Publisher, Businessperson, Politician

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George Will is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
George Will Commentator, Journalist, Author

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John Zuccotti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Lee Iacocca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Lee Iacocca Businessperson

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Lauren Bush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Lauren Bush Model, Designer

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Thornton Wilder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Thornton Wilder Novelist, Screenwriter, Playwright

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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
James Madison Politician, Author, Lawyer

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Richard Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Richard Halliburton Journalist, Novelist, Writer

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Martin Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Martin D Franks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Eric Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Eric Schmidt Businessperson, Software Engineer, Electrical engineer

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Richard Feynman Physicist, Scientist

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Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Woodrow Wilson Politician, Professor, Historian

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Walter Houser Brattain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Walter Houser Brattain Physicist, Inventor, Scientist

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Abe Peled is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Alan Turing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Alan Turing Mathematician, Logician, Computer scientist

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Robert P. McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Robert P. McCulloch Business magnate, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Pete Conrad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Pete Conrad Pilot, Astronaut, Actor

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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
John Foster Dulles Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer

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F. Scott Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
F. Scott Fitzgerald Poet, Novelist, Writer

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Louis Rukeyser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Louis Rukeyser Commentator, Journalist, Author

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Mel Ferrer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Mel Ferrer Television director, Film Producer, Actor

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Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Francis Robbins Upton Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor

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Addison White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Carl Icahn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Carl Icahn Businessperson, Investor, Financier

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Sherilyn S. McCoy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni

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Meg Whitman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Meg Whitman Businessperson

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Norman Finkelstein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Norman Finkelstein Professor, Political scientist, Author

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David A. Wagner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
David A. Wagner Professor, Researcher, Computer scientist

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Dean Cain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Dean Cain Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Allen Newell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Allen Newell Researcher, Computer scientist

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Wentworth Miller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Wentworth Miller Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter

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John Stossel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
John Stossel Commentator, Journalist, Screenwriter

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Grover Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Grover Cleveland Politician, Lawyer

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William Morris Meredith, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
William Morris Meredith, Jr. Poet, Educator, Professor

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Eliot Spitzer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Eliot Spitzer Commentator, Politician, Lawyer

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Edward Witten is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Princeton University Alumni
Edward Witten Mathematician, Physicist, Professor