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

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

List below includes George W. Bush, Tyra Banks and more graduates.

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

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Pilot, Businessperson, Politician George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest ...more

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Model Tyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of ...more

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

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Abigail Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Abigail Pierrepont "Abby" Johnson is an American businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of US investment firm Fidelity Investments, and chairman of ...more

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Sheryl Sandberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Sheryl Kara Sandberg is an American technology executive, activist, and author. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. In June 2012, she was elected to the board of directors by the ...more

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George B. Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur George B. Kaiser is an American businessman. He is the chairman of BOK Financial Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is among the 100 richest people in the world and one of the top 50 American ...more

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Liam Byrne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician Liam Dominic Byrne is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Hodge Hill since 2004, and is the current Shadow Minister for Universities, Science ...more

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Ray Dalio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Ray Dalio is an American businessman and founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. In 2012, Dalio appeared on the annual Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the ...more

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Jeffrey R. Immelt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001. Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in ...more

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Robert Kraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Robert Kenneth Kraft is an American business magnate. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports ...more

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Engineer William Alison "Bill" Anders, is a former United States Air Force officer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. He is, along with Apollo 8 crewmates Frank Borman and Jim ...more

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Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American business magnate and financier. He is the chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity and financial advisory firm he established in ...more

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Ratan Tata is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Ratan Naval Tata is an Indian businessman and chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons. He was the chairman of Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate from 1991–2012. He stepped down as the chairman of ...more

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Cynthia Carroll is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Petroleum geologist Cynthia Blum Carroll is an American businessperson. She was the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a British mining company, which, among other things, is the world's largest ...more

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Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Financier Leon David Black is an American businessman. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.

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Mark Pincus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Entrepreneur Mark Jonathan Pincus is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games. Pincus also founded Freeloader, Inc., Tribe Networks, and ...more

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Meg Whitman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman is an American business executive and political candidate. She is the chairwoman, president, and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. A native of ...more

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Mitt Romney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Willard Mitt Romney is an American politician and businessman who was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election. Before his presidential bid, he ...more

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Fred Haise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Astronaut Fred Wallace Haise, Jr. is an American aeronautical engineer, former test pilot, and NASA astronaut. He is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon, as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. He ...more

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Stuart Roosa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Astronaut Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 14 ...more

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Ana Patricia Botin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Ana Patricia Botin is the the head of investment banking for Spain's largest bank, Banco Santander. She is the current chairman of Banesto and considered by Forbes Magazine as one of the most ...more

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Banker John Clemens "Jack" Ryan is a former investment banker and American politician who was a candidate in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois. In 2000, he retired as an active partner at ...more

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Leonard Blavatnik is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Leonard "Len" Blavatnik is a Ukrainian-born American businessman, investor, and philanthropist. He made his fortune through business via diversified investments in myriad companies ...more

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John Edward Anderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson John Edward Anderson was the president and sole shareholder of Topa Equities, Ltd. Anderson oversaw more than 40 wholly owned subsidiaries in diverse industries such as agriculture, automotive ...more

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John Paulson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Financier John Alfred Paulson is an American hedge fund manager and billionaire who heads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He has been called "one of ...more

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Andrew Tobias is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Andrew Tobias is an American journalist, author, and columnist. His main body of work is on investment, but he has also written on politics, insurance, and other topics. Since 1999, he has been ...more

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Rita Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Rita Jenrette, born Rita Carpenter, November 25, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas is an American celebrity, actor, television journalist, and real estate executive. She is most famous for the ...more

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James Dimon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Banker Mr. Dimon became Chairman of the Board of JPMorganChase on December 31, 2006, and has been Chief Executive Officer and President of JPMorgan Chase since December 31, 2005.He had been President ...more

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Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Professor, Manager, Author Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First ...more

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W. James McNerney, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Mr. McNerney serves as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, effective July 1, 2005.

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Alan G. Lafley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Alan George "A.G." Lafley is the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble. Originally retired in 2010, he rejoined the Company on May 23, ...more

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Elaine Chao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Politician, Economist Elaine Lan Chao (born March 26, 1953) is the 18th and current United States Secretary of Transportation. A member of the Republican Party, she was previously a cabinet member in the ...more

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Peter Bynoe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Lawyer Peter Charles Bernard Bynoe is a Chicago attorney and businessman, formerly the only African-American equity partner in the Chicago office of DLA Piper. In 1989, he and his business partner ...more

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Christopher Cox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Charles Christopher Cox is an American lawyer and former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a 17-year Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, and ...more

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Henry Paulson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Henry Merritt "Hank" Paulson, Jr. is an American banker who served as the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He had served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ...more

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Harry Weller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Venture capitalist Harry joined NEA in 2002 as a Partner. He focuses on technology investments and co-leads NEA's activities in China. Harry's current board memberships include Availink, Echo Global, LianLian, ...more

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Robert McNamara is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, during which ...more

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Ananda Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Film Director Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan is a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist. Nicknamed A K, currently he is estimated to have a net worth of US$11.7 billion according to Forbes' latest annual ...more

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Ronald L. Skates is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson Ronald L. Skates served as the President and CEO of Data General from 1989 to 1999. He is a member of the Board of several companies including Cabot Microelectronics, Data General, Raytheon and ...more

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Sumantra Ghoshal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Sumantra Ghoshal was an Indian organizational theorist, Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School, and founding Dean of the Indian School of Business in ...more

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Raymond J. McGuire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Raymond J. McGuire is Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Investment Banking for Corporate and Investment Banking at Citigroup Inc. He has executed a broad range of domestic and ...more

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Thomas Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Venture capitalist Tom Stephenson focused on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Tom spent 22 years with Fidelity Investments in Boston where he helped found Fidelity ...more

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Gary M. Reiner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Gary M. Reiner is an American businessman and Operating Partner at General Atlantic. Reiner has been with the global growth equity firm since 2010, where he provides strategic counsel and serves ...more

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Chuck Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Chuck Davis is the Chairman CEO of Fandango, Inc., the nation's largest online, phone and mobile movie ticketing service. Davis officially joined the company as chairman in January 2006, and as ...more

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David Strohm is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Venture capitalist Dave joined Greylock in 1980 and opened our west coast office in 1983. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School. Dave is on the board of AtHoc, CoWare, Edge ...more

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Vicente Fox is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Vicente Fox Quesada is a Mexican businessman who was President of Mexico from 1 December 2000, to 30 November 2006 under the National Action Party. He is also the Co-President of the Centrist ...more

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Richard W. Palmer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Richard Palmer is the Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Security Technology Group at Cisco. He is responsible for Cisco's enterprise VPN and security solutions. Palmer has over ...more

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Jorge Paulo Lemann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Businessperson Jorge Paulo Lemann is a Swiss-Brazilian banker. He is ranked as the 26th richest person in the world by Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with an estimated net worth of US$25 billion as of February ...more

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Bill Helman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Venture capitalist Bill joined Greylock in 1984. His areas of focus include enterprise information technology and biomedical. Bill represents Greylock on the boards of Incipient, Music Nation, OATSystems, ...more

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John Quelch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Harvard Business School Alumni
Professor John Anthony Quelch CBE is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He holds a joint appointment at the Harvard School of Public Health as ...more