Famous People who Majored in Civil Engineering

List of famous people who majored in civil engineering, including photos when available. This list of famous civil engineering majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in civil engineering. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in civil engineering you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List ranges from Carlos Slim Helú to Santiago Calatrava and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were civil engineering majors?" and "Which famous people studied civil engineering?"

  • Rex Wayne Tillerson (born March 23, 1952) is an American engineer and energy executive who served as the 69th United States Secretary of State from February 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, under President Donald Trump. Prior to joining the Trump administration, Tillerson was chairman and chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, holding that position from 2006 until 2017. Tillerson began his career as a civil engineer with Exxon in 1975 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. By 1989 he had become general manager of the Exxon USA central production division. In 1995 he became president of Exxon Yemen Inc. and Esso Exploration and ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Carlos Slim
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    Carlos Slim Helú (born 28 January 1940) is a Mexican business magnate, engineer, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. As of April 2019, he is the fifth-richest person in the world according to Forbes' listing of The World's Billionaires, with he and his family having a net worth estimated at $63.1 billion. He is the richest person in Latin America.His conglomerate includes education, health care, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, ...more
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Walter Scott Jr. (born May 21, 1931) is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated.
    • Age: 92
    • Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Joseph Christian Chestnut (born November 25, 1983) is an American competitive eater. He is currently ranked first in the world by Major League Eating. He is a Vallejo, California native and resides in San Jose, California. Chestnut's height is 6-feet-one-inch (1.85 m); his weight is 230 pounds (104 kg). On July 4, 2007, Chestnut won the 92nd Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, beating six-time defending champion Takeru "Tsunami" Kobayashi by consuming 66 hot dogs and buns (HDB) in 12 minutes, which set a new world record. The following year, he successfully defended his title by winning a 5 hot dog eat-off after tying Kobayashi in consuming 59 HDB in 10 minutes. On July 4, 2009, ...more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Vallejo, California, USA
  • Walter Kwok
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    Walter Kwok Ping-sheung JP (Chinese: 郭炳湘; Cantonese pronunciation: [kʷɔ̄ːk̚ pěŋ.sœ́ːŋ]; 1950 – 20 October 2018) was a Hong Kong real estate developer. He was the eldest son of Kwok Tak Seng, founder of Sun Hung Kai Properties, and his wife Kwong Siu-hing. Following their father's death in 1990, he and his brothers Thomas and Raymond inherited Sun Hung Kai Properties.Walter, formerly chairman and CEO of Sun Hung Kai Properties, negotiated his departure from the family firm in 2010. His mother remains the controlling shareholder of the company, whilst his brothers manage the firm. The Kwok family was ranked third in 2017 Asia's Richest Families, with an estimated net worth of US$40.4 billion ...more
    • Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
  • George Christopher Vance (born 30 December 1971) is an English actor who is known for his television roles as Jack Gallagher in the Fox series Mental (2009), and James Whistler in Prison Break (2007–2008). He played Frank Martin (in TNT's Transporter: The Series) and has recurred on Burn Notice (as Mason Gilroy), Dexter, the love interest of Angie Harmon's character on Rizzoli & Isles, Non on the CBS show Supergirl, and as Harry Langford on Hawaii Five-O. He is currently filming a recurring role on Bosch for Amazon.
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Paddington, London, England