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Famous George Mason University Alumni

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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Karl Rove and Ken Cuccinelli, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Mason University?” and “Which celebrities are George Mason University alumni?”
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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer
Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more
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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Businessperson, Astronaut, Engineer
Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom ...more
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Sarah Kozer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Actor
Sarah Ann Kozer is a television personality best known for her appearance in the reality television series Joe Millionaire, finishing as the runner-up to Zora Andrich.
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King Kamali is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Bodybuilder
Shahriar Kamali, known as King Kamali, is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.
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Ritch Shydner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Ritch is back performing stand-up after a 13 yr. break. He is a powerhouse of funny and one of the Pioneer’s of Comedy and can be seen starring in I Am Comic. Ritch Shydner, with thirty years ...more
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Ken Cuccinelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Kenneth Thomas "Ken" Cuccinelli II is a former Attorney General of Virginia who was the Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in the 2013 Virginia gubernatorial election. He ...more
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Mark Winegardner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Writer
Mark Winegardner is an American writer born and raised in Bryan, Ohio. His novels include The Godfather Returns, Crooked River Burning, and The Veracruz Blues. He published a collection of short ...more
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Peter Boettke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Economist
Peter Joseph Boettke is an American economist of the Austrian School. He is currently a University Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University; the BB&T Professor for ...more
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Hala Gorani is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Journalist
Hala Basha-Gorani is a French raised Syrian-American, CNN International London-based Anchor and Correspondent. She anchors CNN's The World Right Now with Hala Gorani on weeknights at 9p.m. CET. ...more
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John Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Model, Actor
John Edmund Driscoll is an American television and soap opera actor.
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Rebecca Cardon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Spokesperson, Personal trainer
Rebecca Lynn Cardon is a film and television actress, personal trainer, and product spokesperson. She has appeared on several reality-TV shows — and in 2013 she self-published the book Breakups ...more
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Bruce Klein is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Businessperson
Bruce Klein is senior vice president of Cisco's U.S. Public Sector organization. He led the U.S. Federal organization since he joined Cisco in 2004, and was responsible for building a vision, ...more
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Jai Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Basketball player
Jai Lamar Lewis is an American basketball player who last played for Once Caldas in Colombia.
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Paige Moss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Paige Moss is an American stage, film and television actress.
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Tyler Cowen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Professor, Author, Economist
Tyler Cowen is an American economist, academic, and writer. He occupies the Holbert C. Harris Chair of economics as a professor at George Mason University and is co-author, with Alex Tabarrok, ...more
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Eric Schansberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Author, Preacher
David Eric "Eric" Schansberg is a professor of economics at Indiana University Southeast, an author, and a two-time Libertarian candidate for Indiana's 9th Congressional District.
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Richard Bausch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Richard Bausch is an American novelist and short story writer, and Professor in the Writing Program of Wilkinson College of the Arts & Humanities at Chapman University in Orange, California. ...more
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Robert Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Robert Rose Basketball player
Robert Rose is a retired American-Australian professional basketball player who played the majority of his career in the Australian National Basketball League.
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Sharon Creech is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Sharon Creech is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American ...more
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Angela Orebaugh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Computer scientist
Angela Orebaugh is a cyber technology and security author, researcher, and industry leader.
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John O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
John Gerard O'Hara is an Irish football player, currently assistant coach for the George Mason University soccer teams.
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Chris Widger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Chris Widger Baseball player
Christopher Jon Widger is a former Major League Baseball catcher.
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Zainab Salbi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Writer
Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi American author, women's rights activist, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and media commentator who is the founder and former CEO of Washington-based Women for Women ...more
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Stephen Moore is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Stephen Moore Editor, Commentator, Businessperson
Stephen Moore is an American economic writer and policy analyst. He founded and served as president of the Club for Growth from 1999 to 2004. Moore is a former member of the Wall Street Journal ...more
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Alex Tabarrok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Mason University Alumni
Professor, Economist
Alexander Taghi Tabarrok is a Canadian-American economist and co-author, with Tyler Cowen, of the economics blog Marginal Revolution. Tabarrok and Cowen have also ventured into online education ...more