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Famous Harvard University Alumni

Updated May 2, 2020 79.3k views85 items

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.
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  • 1

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Programmer, Businessperson

    Age36

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York

    GenderMale

    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

    Age57

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Age39

    BirthplaceJerusalem, Israel

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    Age49

    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderFemale

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

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  • 7

    Tyra Banks

    Businessperson, Television producer

    Age46

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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

    Age49

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 9

    Al Gore

    Politician, Environmentalist

    Age72

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

    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

    Age56

    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    GenderMale

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

    Ralph Nader

    Activist, Politician

    Age86

    BirthplaceWinsted, Connecticut, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

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  • 14
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  • 15

    Buckminster Fuller

    Industrial designer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 88 (1895-1983)

    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

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

    Michael Bloomberg

    Business magnate, Businessperson

    Age78

    BirthplaceSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center

    GenderMale

    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

    GenderMale

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

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  • 19

    John Simon

    Entrepreneur

    GenderMale

    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

    Age49

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

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

    AgeDec. at 79 (1803-1882)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

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

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  • 23
    Robert R. Glauber serves on the board of directors of Freddie Mac. Mr. Glauber was Chairman...  more
  • 24

    Nicholas Stoller

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age44

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

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

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  • 25

    Ping Li

    Entrepreneur, Consultant

    GenderMale

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