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Famous Harvard Business School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    George W. Bush

    Pilot, Public speaker


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, USA

    George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th governor...  more

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  • 2

    Tyra Banks

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood,...  more

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  • 3

    Michael Bloomberg

    Business magnate, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center

    Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician, author, and philanthropist. As of April 2019, his net worth was estimated at $62.1 billion, making him...  more

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  • 4

    Abigail Johnson

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Abigail Pierrepont Johnson (born December 19, 1961) is an American billionaire businesswoman. Since 2014, Johnson has been president and chief executive officer of American investment firm Fidelity...  more
  • 5

    Sheryl Sandberg

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Sheryl Kara Sandberg (born August 28, 1969) is an American technology executive, author, and billionaire. She is the chief operating officer (COO) of Facebook and founder of In June 2012,...  more
  • 6

    George B. Kaiser

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    George B. Kaiser (born July 29, 1942) 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 was, in 2012,...  more
  • 7

    Liam Byrne

    Spokesperson, Politician


    BirthplaceWarrington, United Kingdom

    Liam Dominic Byrne (born 2 October 1970) is a British Labour Party politician who has been Member of Parliament (MP) for Birmingham Hodge Hill since 2004. He served as Chief Secretary to the...  more
  • 8

    Ray Dalio



    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York

    Raymond Dalio (born August 8, 1949) is an American billionaire investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. Dalio is the founder of investment firm Bridgewater Associates, one of the world's...  more
  • 9

    Jeffrey R. Immelt



    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Jeffrey Robert Immelt (born February 19, 1956) is an American business executive currently working as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates. He retired as chairman of the board of the...  more
  • 10

    Robert Kraft

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts

    Robert Kenneth Kraft (born June 5, 1941) is an American businessman. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper and...  more
  • 11

    William Anders

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933), is a retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. In December 1968, as...  more
  • 12

    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stephen Allen Schwarzman (born February 14, 1947) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, a global private equity firm he established in...  more
  • 13

    Ratan Tata

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceSurat, India

    Ratan Naval Tata (born 28 December 1937) is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons who serves as its chairman emeritus. He was also chairman of Tata...  more
  • 14

    Cynthia Carroll

    Businessperson, Petroleum geologist


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Cynthia Blum Carroll (born November 13, 1956) is a British businesswoman. She was the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a British mining company, which, among other things, is the...  more
  • 15

    Leon Black

    Businessperson, Financier


    Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990....  more
  • 16

    Mark Pincus



    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Mark Jonathan Pincus (born February 13, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur known as the founder of Zynga, a mobile social gaming company. Pincus also founded the startups Freeloader, Inc.,...  more
  • 17

    Meg Whitman



    BirthplaceCold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

    Margaret Cushing Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American business executive, political activist, and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Quibi, the short-form mobile video platform, and serves on...  more
  • 18

    Mitt Romney

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American politician and businessman serving as the junior United States senator from Utah since January 2019. He previously served as the 70th Governor...  more

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  • 19

    Fred Haise



    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi, United States of America

    Fred Wallace Haise Jr. ( HAYZ; born November 14, 1933) is an American former NASA astronaut, fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force and test pilot. He is one of only 24...  more

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  • 20

    Stuart Roosa


    AgeDec. at 61 (1933-1994)

    BirthplaceDurango, Colorado

    Stuart Allen "Stu" Roosa (August 16, 1933 – December 12, 1994), Col., USAF, was an American aeronautical engineer, United States Air Force pilot, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, who was the Command...  more
  • 21

    Ana Patricia Botin



    BirthplaceSantander, Spain

    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
  • 22

    Jack Ryan

    Businessperson, Politician



    John Clemens "Jack" Ryan (born October 6, 1959) is an American former investment banker and politician who was a candidate in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois. In 2000, he retired as an active...  more
  • 23

    Leonard Blavatnik

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    Sir Leonard "Len" Blavatnik (Ukrainian: Леонід Валентинович Блаватнік, Russian: Леонид Валентинович Блаватник, Leonid Valentinovich Blavatnik; born June 14, 1957) is a Soviet-born British-American...  more
  • 24

    John Edward Anderson


    AgeDec. at 93 (1917-2011)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    John Edward Anderson may refer to: John E. Anderson (1917–2011), American businessman John Edward Anderson (psychologist) (1893–1966), American psychologist J. Edward Anderson (born 1927), American...  more
  • 25

    John Paulson

    Trader, Businessperson


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    John Alfred Paulson (born December 14, 1955) is an American investor, hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He leads Paulson & Co., a New York-based investment management firm he founded in 1994. He...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Harvard Business School and be of some renown.