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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Columbia Business School and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Warren Buffett and Alexander Haig.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia Business School?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia Business School alumni?”

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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder ...more

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Henry Kravis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with $94.3 billion in assets as of December 31, 2013. He has an ...more

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Sallie Krawcheck is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Ms. Krawcheck is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Citi Global Wealth Management. Until March 2007, Ms. Krawcheck served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy for Citigroup

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Leonard Lauder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Leonard A. Lauder is an American businessman. He is the chairman emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. He was chief executive until 1999. Today Estée Lauder operates several ...more

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Alexander Haig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Soldier, Civil servant
Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard ...more

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Robert J. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Robert J. Stevens, is a retired Executive Chairman of Lockheed Martin. He was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin until January 1, 2013 when Marillyn Hewson ...more

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Mitch Albom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Journalist, Musician, Novelist
Mitchell David "Mitch" Albom is an American best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, dramatist, radio and television broadcaster, and musician. His books have sold over 35 ...more

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Jonathan Root is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
As a physician, Jon Root evaluates investments in the medical field with a practitioner's eye. A common investment criteria when evaluating business opportunities in the biotechnology or medical ...more

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Irving Kahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Investor, Financial adviser, Financial Analyst
Irving Kahn was an American businessman and investor. He was the oldest living active investment professional. He was an early disciple of Benjamin Graham, the creator of the value investing ...more

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Vikram Pandit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Vikram Pandit is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi. He has over 25 years of management experience at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup.

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Meyer Feldberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Educator
Meyer Feldberg has been Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley since March 21, 2005. Professor Feldberg is widely acknowledged to be one of the most highly regarded counselors to leaders in business ...more

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Erskine Bowles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Business Administration
Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 to 2010 as the president of the University of North Carolina system. In 1997–98 he ...more

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Mario Gabelli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Stock trader
Mario Joseph Gabelli is an American stock investor, investment advisor, and financial analyst. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors a $30 billion ...more

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Mike Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Michael Stanton "Mike" Jeffries is an American businessperson and was chief executive officer of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. until December 9, 2014.

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Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Politician
Irvine Alan Stewart Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is a Scottish businessman, and a former member of the House of Lords. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK he ...more

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Ari Bousbib is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Ari Bousbib has been President of Otis Elevator Co., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., since April 2002.

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Piyush Gupta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Entrepreneur
Piyush Gupta has a proven record of delivering enterprise software to the marketplace over the last 20 years. Prior to Exeros, Piyush Gupta was founder and CEO of Promeria Software, a venture ...more

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Crandall Close Bowles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Mrs. Bowles has been Chairman of Springs Industries, Inc., a windows home furnishings company, since 1998 and a member of its board since 1978. Bowles is the fifth generation of the Springs ...more

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Keith S. Sherin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Keith S. Sherin is the CEO of GE Capital.

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Rochelle B Lazarus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Lazarus holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She joined Ogilvy Mather Worldwide, a multinational advertising agency, in 1971, becoming president of its U.S. ...more

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Robert R. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Robert R. Bennett is an American businessman who was the president and director of the Discovery Holding Company from 2005 to 2008 and president and CEO of Liberty Media from 1997 to 2005.

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Jeffrey Loria is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Art dealer
Jeffrey Harold Loria is an American art dealer, and the owner of the Miami Marlins.

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Eric A. Simonson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Eric A. Simonson is senior vice president and chief investment officer of Allstate Insurance Company and a member of the Allstate senior management team. Simonson is also president, Allstate ...more

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Carlos M. Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Businessperson
Carlos Hernandez is head of the Investment Banks Global Equities business for JPMorgan Chase Co. and a member of the firms Executive Committee and Corporate Diversity Council.

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Richard Karl Goeltz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Columbia Business School Alumni
Mr. Goeltz was vice chairman, chief financial officer and member of the Office of the Chief Executive of American Express Company from 1996 to 2000.