11.7k readers

Famous Columbia Business School Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.7k views80 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Warren Buffett1

    Warren Buffett

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor,... more on Wikipedia

    More Warren Buffett 

    The Best Warren Buffett Quotes#529 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Henry Kravis2

    Henry Kravis

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Henry R. Kravis (born January 6, 1944) is an American businessman, investor, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sallie Krawcheck3

    Sallie Krawcheck



    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Sallie L. Krawcheck (born November 28, 1964) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ellevest, a digital... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Leonard Alan Lauder (born March 19, 1933) is an American billionaire businessman and art... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexander Haig5

    Alexander Haig

    Soldier, Civil servant

    AgeDec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    BirthplaceBala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (; December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert J. Stevens6

    Robert J. Stevens



    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania

    Robert J. Stevens (born 1951), is a retired executive chairman of Lockheed Martin. He was the... more on Wikipedia
  • Mitch Albom7

    Mitch Albom

    Journalist, Musician


    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    Mitchell David Albom (born May 23, 1958) is an American author, journalist, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Jonathan Root8
    As a physician, Jon Root evaluates investments in the medical field with a practitioner's eye....
  • 9

    Irving Kahn

    Investor, Financial adviser

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Kahn (December 19, 1905 – February 24, 2015) was an American investor and... more on Wikipedia
  • Vikram Pandit10

    Vikram Pandit



    BirthplaceNagpur, India

    Vikram Shankar Pandit (born 14 January 1957) is an Indian-American banker and investor who was... more on Wikipedia
  • Meyer Feldberg11

    Meyer Feldberg

    Businessperson, Educator


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Meyer Feldberg has been Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley since March 21, 2005. Professor... more on Wikipedia
  • Erskine Bowles12

    Erskine Bowles

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    Erskine Boyce Bowles (born August 8, 1945) is an American businessman and political figure... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Mario Gabelli

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Mario Joseph Gabelli (born June 19, 1942) is an American stock investor, investment advisor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Jeffries14

    Mike Jeffries



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Michael Stanton Jeffries (born July 15, 1944) is an American businessman. He was chiefly... more on Wikipedia
  • 15


    BirthplaceKeith, United Kingdom

    Irvine Alan Stewart Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw (born 22 December 1942 in Keith, Banffshire,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ari Bousbib16

    Ari Bousbib



    Ari Bousbib has been President of Otis Elevator Co., a subsidiary of United Technologies...
  • Piyush Gupta17

    Piyush Gupta

    Piyush Gupta has a proven record of delivering enterprise software to the marketplace over the...
  • Crandall Close Bowles18

    Crandall Close Bowles



    BirthplaceFort Mill, Lancaster, South Carolina

    Mrs. Bowles has been Chairman of Springs Industries, Inc., a windows home furnishings company,...
  • Keith S. Sherin19

    Keith S. Sherin



    GE Capital is the financial services division of General Electric. Through its two divisions,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rochelle B Lazarus20

    Rochelle B Lazarus



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    A graduate of Smith College, Ms. Lazarus holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. She joined... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert R. Bennett21

    Robert R. Bennett



    Robert R. Bennett is an American businessman who was the president and director of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeffrey Loria22

    Jeffrey Loria

    Businessperson, Art dealer


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York

    Jeffrey Harold Loria (born November 20, 1940) is an American art dealer, author and the former... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Eric A. Simonson

    Eric A. Simonson is senior vice president and chief investment officer of Allstate...
  • Carlos M. Hernandez24

    Carlos M. Hernandez

    Carlos Hernandez is head of the Investment Banks Global Equities business for JPMorgan Chase...
  • 25
    Mr. Goeltz was vice chairman, chief financial officer and member of the Office of the Chief...