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List Rules People 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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Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. Zuckerberg was made ...more

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Conan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer
Conan Christopher O'Brien is an American television host, comedian, writer, producer, musician, and voice actor. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows through Conan, which ...more

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Author
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor
Natalie Portman is an Israeli-born American actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream ...more

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Bill O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Television producer
William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The ...more

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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, director, producer and writer. She was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved ...more

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard University 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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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Spokesperson, Television producer, Film Producer
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. His career was launched with the success of his and Ben Affleck's Academy Award-winning screenplay, Good ...more

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Al Gore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States ...more

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Greg Giraldo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Gregory C. "Greg" Giraldo was an American stand-up comedian, television personality, and lawyer. Giraldo was best known for his appearances on Comedy Central's televised roast ...more

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Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 to 1968. He was ...more

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Alek Keshishian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Screenwriter, Film Director
Alek Keshishian is a Lebanese-born American film director. He is best known for his 1991 film Madonna: Truth or Dare which was, at the time, the highest-grossing documentary of all time.

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Ralph Nader is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Activist, Politician, Lecturer
Ralph Nader is an American political activist of Lebanese origin, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, ...more

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Paul G. Kirk, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. is an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, having been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the ...more

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Buckminster Fuller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary
Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or ...more

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard University 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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Brian Steel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Brian Steel

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer
Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was ...more

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John Simon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Entrepreneur
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, John invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include technology-intensive, industry-leading ...more

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Enrique Hernandez Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Enrique Hernandez Jr.
Enrique Hernandez, Jr. is an American business executive. He is president and chief executive officer of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc., and a director of Wells Fargo & Company and

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Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Entrepreneur
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is an entrepreneur and Managing Partner of KIT Capital. Isaza Tuzman started his career at Goldman Sachs, and has been in the digital media industry for more than 20 years, ...more

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Poet, Author, Essayist
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient ...more

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Robert R. Glauber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Robert R. Glauber serves on the board of directors of Freddie Mac. Mr. Glauber was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the NASD from September 2001 to September 2006.

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Nicholas Stoller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
Nicholas Stoller is an English–American screenwriter and director. He is known mainly for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the

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Ping Li is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Consultant
Ping Li joined Accel Partners in 2004 and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure (compute, networking, security and storage), as well as digital media solutions. He currently ...more