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Famous Massachusetts Institute Of Technology Alumni

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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

    Andrew Ressler

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    Yau-Man Chan
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    Dawson Engler

    Dawson Engler

    Professor
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    Paul Krugman

    Paul Krugman

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age67

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, United States of America

    Paul Robin Krugman ( (listen) KRUUG-mən; born February 28, 1953) is an American economist who... more on Wikipedia

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    Charles Koch

    Charles Koch

    Businessperson, Industrialist

    Age84

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Charles de Ganahl Koch (; born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman and political... more on Wikipedia
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    James Woods

    James Woods

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age73

    BirthplaceVernal, Utah, United States of America

    James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. His... more on Wikipedia

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    William Shockley

    William Shockley

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 79 (1910-1989)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    William Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist... more on Wikipedia
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    Buzz Aldrin

    Buzz Aldrin

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age90

    BirthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey, United States of America

    Buzz Aldrin (born January 20, 1930) is an American engineer and a former astronaut and fighter... more on Wikipedia

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    Ben Bernanke

    Ben Bernanke

    Businessperson, Professor

    Age66

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the... more on Wikipedia
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    Joseph Stiglitz

    Joseph Stiglitz

    Professor, Scientist

    Age77

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana, United States of America

    Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (; born February 9, 1943) is an American economist, public policy... more on Wikipedia
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    Marcy Kaptur

    Marcy Kaptur

    Politician, Urban planner

    Age74

    BirthplaceArea codes 419 and 567, Ohio, Area code 419, United States of America, United States

    Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th... more on Wikipedia
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    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu

    Politician, Diplomat

    Age70

    BirthplaceTel Aviv, Israel

    Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Danny Hillis

    Danny Hillis

    Inventor, Computer scientist

    Age64

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    William Daniel "Danny" Hillis (born September 25, 1956) is an American inventor, entrepreneur,... more on Wikipedia
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    Richard Feynman

    Richard Feynman

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1918-1988)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Phillips Feynman, ForMemRS (; May 11, 1918 – February 15, 1988) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Peter A Darbee

    Peter A. Darbee was the former Chief Executive Officer of PG&E Corporation.
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    Leonard Kleinrock

    Leonard Kleinrock

    Professor, Inventor

    Age86

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York

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    Herman Hollerith

    Herman Hollerith

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1860-1929)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Herman Hollerith (February 29, 1860 – November 17, 1929) was an American inventor who... more on Wikipedia
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    Dolph Lundgren

    Dolph Lundgren

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age62

    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known... more on Wikipedia

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    Lamberto Andreotti

    Businessperson

    Age70

    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Lamberto Andreotti is an Italian businessman. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Lynn Conway

    Lynn Conway

    Inventor, Computer scientist

    Age82

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    Lynn Ann Conway (born January 2, 1938) is an American computer scientist, electrical engineer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Gregory Chamitoff

    Gregory Chamitoff

    Astronaut, Engineer

    Age58

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Gregory Errol Chamitoff (born 6 August 1962 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is an engineer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jerome Clarke Hunsaker

    Pilot, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 98 (1886-1984)

    BirthplaceCreston, Iowa

    Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984) was an American airman born in... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Stark Draper

    Charles Stark Draper

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1901-1987)

    BirthplaceWindsor, Missouri

    Charles Stark "Doc" Draper (October 2, 1901 – July 25, 1987) was an American scientist and... more on Wikipedia
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    Robert Thirsk

    Robert Thirsk

    Flight engineer, Astronaut

    Age67

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    Robert Brent "Bob" Thirsk, (born August 17, 1953) is a Canadian engineer and physician, and a... more on Wikipedia