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List of famous male professors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male professors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being professors. There are thousand of males working as professors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic professors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a professor then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male professors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male professors?" and "Who are the best male professors?"
Barack Obama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Professors
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th President of the United States from 2009 to 2017. The first African American to assume the presidency, he was previously the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008. He served in the Illinois State Senate from 1997 until 2004. Obama was born in 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, two years after the territory was admitted to the Union as the 50th state. Raised largely in Hawaii, Obama also spent one year of his childhood in Washington State and four years in Indonesia. After graduating from Columbia University in New York City in 1983, he worked as a community organizer in Chicago. In ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Area code 808, Honolulu County, Hawaiian Islands, United States of America, United States, + more

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Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Professors
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William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ideologically Clinton was a New Democrat, and many of his policies reflected a centrist Third Way philosophy of governance. Born and raised in Arkansas, Clinton became a student leader and a skilled musician. He is an alumnus of Georgetown University, where he was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Rhodes Scholarship to attend the University of Oxford. He is married to ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hope, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area, Arkansas, Hempstead County, United States of America, + more

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Professors
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James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys, Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, This Is the End and The Interview. He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy ...more

Age: 39

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Professors
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Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc². He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "services to theoretical physics", in particular his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect, a pivotal step in the evolution of quantum theory. Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic ...more

Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

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