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

List below includes James Woods, Yau-Man Chan and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni?”

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Andrew Ressler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Andrew Ressler

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Yau-Man Chan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Yau-Man Chan Yau-Man Chan is a Malaysian-American table tennis player, technology executive, and reality television participant. He was the fourth place finisher in the reality television series Survivor: ...more

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Dawson Engler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Dawson Engler Professor Dawson Engler is Associate Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

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Paul Krugman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Paul Krugman Commentator, Journalist, Professor Paul Robin Krugman is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary ...more

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Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Charles Koch Businessperson, Industrialist Charles de Ganahl Koch is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries, while his brother David H. Koch ...more

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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
James Woods Television producer, Film Producer, Actor James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field, Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in ...more

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William Shockley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
William Shockley Physicist, Inventor, Scientist William Bradford Shockley Jr. was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group that included John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, the duo who invented the ...more

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Buzz Aldrin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Buzz Aldrin Pilot, Astronaut, Author Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. He set ...more

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ben Bernanke Businessperson, Professor, Economist Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States from 2006 to 2014. During ...more

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Joseph Stiglitz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Joseph Stiglitz Professor, Scientist, Author Joseph Eugene Stiglitz, ForMemRS, FBA is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and the John Bates Clark ...more

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Marcy Kaptur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Marcy Kaptur Politician, Urban planner Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district, who has served since 1983. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, ...more

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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Benjamin Netanyahu Politician, Diplomat Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is the current Prime Minister of Israel. He also currently serves as a member of the Knesset, Chairman of the Likud party and Minister of Public Diplomacy and ...more

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Daniel DiLorenzo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Daniel DiLorenzo Inventor Daniel John DiLorenzo is a medical device entrepreneur and physician-scientist. He is the inventor of several technologies for the treatment of neurological disease and is the founder of several ...more

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Danny Hillis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Danny Hillis Inventor, Computer scientist William Daniel "Danny" Hillis is an American inventor, engineer, mathematician, entrepreneur, and author. He co-founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a company that developed the ...more

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Richard Feynman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Richard Feynman Physicist, Scientist Richard Phillips Feynman, ForMemRS was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the ...more

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Peter A Darbee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Peter A Darbee Peter A. Darbee was the former Chief Executive Officer of PG&E Corporation.

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Leonard Kleinrock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Leonard Kleinrock Professor, Inventor, Computer scientist Leonard Kleinrock is an American engineer and computer scientist. A computer science professor at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, he made several important ...more

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Herman Hollerith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Herman Hollerith Businessperson, Inventor, Statistician Herman Hollerith was an American statistician and inventor who developed a mechanical tabulator based on punched cards to rapidly tabulate statistics from millions of pieces of data. He was the ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Dolph Lundgren Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Lamberto Andreotti is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Lamberto Andreotti Businessperson Lamberto Andreotti is an Italian businessman. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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Lynn Conway is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Lynn Conway Inventor, Computer scientist, Engineer Lynn Conway is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer, inventor, and transgender activist. Conway is notable for a number of pioneering achievements, including the Mead & Conway ...more

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Gregory Chamitoff is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Gregory Chamitoff Astronaut, Engineer Gregory Errol Chamitoff is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He was assigned to Expedition 17 and flew to the International Space Station on STS-124, launching 31 May 2008. He was in space 198 ...more

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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jerome Clarke Hunsaker Pilot, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer Jerome Clarke Hunsaker was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Charles Stark Draper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Charles Stark Draper Inventor, Engineer Charles Stark "Doc" Draper was an American scientist and engineer, known as the "father of inertial navigation". He was the founder and director of the Massachusetts ...more

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Robert Thirsk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert Thirsk Flight engineer, Astronaut, Physician Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, OC OBC is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a former Canadian Space Agency astronaut. He holds the Canadian records for the longest space flight and the ...more

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Bernard Marshall Gordon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Bernard Marshall Gordon Businessperson, Inventor, Computer scientist Bernard Marshall Gordon, American inventor and philanthropist, is generally called "Bernie" rather than "Mr. Gordon" by associates and subordinates. Born not long before the ...more

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Harry Ward Leonard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Harry Ward Leonard Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Harry Ward Leonard was an electrical engineer and inventor. He is best known for his invention, the Ward Leonard motor control system. Equipment based on this invention remained in service into ...more

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Kofi Annan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Kofi Annan Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Diplomat Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients ...more

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Todd Siler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Todd Siler Inventor, Science writer, Writer Todd Siler, PhD is an American multimedia artist, author, educator, and inventor, equally well known for his art and for his work in creativity research. A graduate of Bowdoin College, he became ...more

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Ivan A. Getting is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ivan A. Getting Physicist, Inventor, Electrical engineer Ivan Alexander Getting was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited with the development of the Global Positioning System. He was the co-leader of the research group which ...more

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Rusty Schweickart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Rusty Schweickart Astronaut, Scientist Russell Louis "Rusty" Schweickart is an American aeronautical engineer, and a former NASA astronaut, research scientist, Air Force fighter pilot, as well as a former business executive ...more

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Abner Doble is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Abner Doble Doble was a make of automobile produced by Doble Steam Motors Company.

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Robert Noyce is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert Noyce Businessperson, Physicist, Inventor Robert Norton Noyce, nicknamed "the Mayor of Silicon Valley," co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968. He is also credited with the realization of the ...more

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Richard H. Ranger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Richard H. Ranger Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Richard Howland Ranger was an American electrical engineer, music engineer and inventor. He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John Hilliard and Emily Anthen Gillet Ranger, He served ...more

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Stephen Benton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Stephen Benton Inventor Stephen A. Benton was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and the inventor of the rainbow hologram and a pioneer in medical imaging and fine arts holography.

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Theodore Miller Edison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Theodore Miller Edison Inventor Theodore Miller Edison was an American businessman, inventor, and environmentalist. He was the fourth son of inventor Thomas Edison, and founder of Calibron Industries, Inc.. He was the third ...more

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Ray Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Ray Tomlinson Inventor Raymond Samuel Tomlinson is a US programmer who implemented an email system in 1971 on the ARPANET. It was the first system able to send mail between users on different hosts connected to the ...more

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Hiram Percy Maxim is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Hiram Percy Maxim Inventor Hiram Percy Maxim was an American radio pioneer and inventor, and co-founder of the American Radio Relay League. He originally had the amateur call signs SNY, 1WH, 1ZM, 1AW, and later W1AW, ...more

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Samuel Face is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Samuel Face Inventor Samuel Allen Face, Jr. was an American inventor and co-developer of some of the most important advances in concrete floor technology and wireless controls.

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Saul Griffith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Saul Griffith Inventor Saul Griffith is an Australian American inventor. He is the founder or co-founder of seven companies, including Otherlab, Makani Power, and Instructables.

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Joshua Wurman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Joshua Wurman Inventor, Scientist Joshua Michael Aaron Ryder Wurman is an American atmospheric scientist and inventor noted for tornado, tropical cyclone, and weather radar research.

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Robert H. Rines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert H. Rines Inventor Robert Harvey Rines was an American lawyer, inventor, musician, and composer. He is perhaps best known for his efforts to find and identify the Loch Ness Monster.

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Irwin M. Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Irwin M. Jacobs Irwin Mark Jacobs is an electrical engineer, a co-founder and former chairman of Qualcomm, and chair of the board of trustees of the Salk Institute.

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Stephen Chou is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Stephen Chou Inventor, Scientist, Engineer

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Steve Kirsch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Steve Kirsch Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor Steven Todd Kirsch is an American serial entrepreneur who has started seven companies: Mouse Systems, Frame Technology Corp., Infoseek, Propel, Abaca, OneID, and Token. Kirsch's most recent ...more

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Dan Takuma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Dan Takuma Businessperson, Nobleman Dan Takuma was a Japanese businessman who was Director-General of Mitsui, one of the leading Japanese zaibatsu. He was a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was married to the ...more

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Thomas Sterling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Thomas Sterling Programmer, Software Engineer, Professor Thomas L. Sterling is an author.

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Terry Hart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Terry Hart Pilot, Astronaut Terry Jonathan Hart is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former NASA astronaut.

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Albert Sacco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Albert Sacco Professor, Astronaut Albert Sacco, Jr. is an American chemical engineer who flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia on shuttle mission STS-73 in 1995. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sacco ...more

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Robert Satcher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert Satcher Chemical engineer, Astronaut, Physician Robert Lee "Bobby" Satcher, Jr. is a physician, chemical engineer, and NASA astronaut. He became the first orthopedic surgeon in space during STS-129. He participated in 2 spacewalks ...more