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Famous Harvard University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Harvard University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Natalie Portman, Tyra Banks and many other Harvard Crimson.

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

Check out these notable Harvard alumni.
  • 1

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Programmer, Businessperson


    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York


    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (; born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and...  more

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  • 2

    Conan O'Brien

    Talk show host, Comedian


    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Conan Christopher O'Brien (born April 18, 1963) is an American television host, comedian,...  more

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  • 3

    John F. Kennedy

    Politician, Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 46 (1917-1963)

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachussetts, Brookline


    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK...  more

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  • 4

    Natalie Portman

    Film Producer, Model


    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel


    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; June 9, 1981) is an actress and filmmaker with dual...  more

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  • 5

    Bill O'Reilly

    Commentator, Journalist


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    William James O'Reilly Jr. (born September 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author, and...  more

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  • 6

    Amy Poehler

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,...  more

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  • 7

    Tyra Banks

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America


    Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television...  more

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  • 8

    Matt Damon

    Spokesperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and...  more

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  • 9

    Al Gore

    Politician, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America


    Albert Arnold Gore Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist...  more

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  • 10

    Greg Giraldo

    Comedian, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 45 (1965-2010)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Gregory C. Giraldo (December 10, 1965 – September 29, 2010) was an American stand-up comedian,...  more

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  • 11

    Robert F. Kennedy

    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 43 (1925-1968)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and...  more

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  • 12

    Alek Keshishian

    Screenwriter, Film Director


    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon


    Alek Keshishian (Armenian: Ալեք Գևորգի Քեշիշյան, born 30 July 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an...  more
  • 13

    Ralph Nader

    Activist, Politician


    BirthplaceWinsted, Connecticut, United States of America


    Ralph Nader (; born February 27, 1934) is an American political activist, author, lecturer,...  more

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  • 14
    Paul Grattan Kirk Jr. (born January 18, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician who served...  more
  • 15

    Buckminster Fuller

    Industrial designer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 88 (1895-1983)

    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts


    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist,...  more
  • 16

    Michael Bloomberg

    Business magnate, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center


    Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician,...  more

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  • 17

    Brian Steel

  • 18

    Ted Kennedy

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician...  more

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  • 19

    John Simon



    As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, John invests in both new and existing...  more
  • 20

    Enrique Hernandez Jr.

    Enrique Hernandez Jr. (born November 2, 1955) is an American lawyer and business executive. He...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America


    Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is a former entrepreneur associated with digital media, who spent more...  more
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 79 (1803-1882)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts


    Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer,...  more

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  • 23
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  • 24

    Nicholas Stoller

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom


    Nicholas Stoller is a British-American director, producer and screenwriter. He is known mainly...  more

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  • 25

    Ping Li

    Entrepreneur, Consultant


    Ping Li joined Accel Partners in 2004 and focuses primarily on information technology...  more