Famous People who Majored in Computer Science

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List of famous people who majored in computer science, including photos when available. This list of famous computer science majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent computer science majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in computer science you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

People here include everything from Larry Page to Reed Hastings.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were computer science majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied computer science?"

Share this list of respected computer science majors by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. Some of these people might not necessarily be actors or athletes, but they're certainly all renowned in their own line of work.
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Computer Science
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James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon is an American television host, comedian, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a late-night talk show that airs on NBC. Prior to The Tonight Show, Fallon was known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1998 to 2004, and the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon from 2009 to 2014. On April 3, 2013, NBC announced that Fallon would replace Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show at the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Fallon said it will be "the same show" as Late Night: "I'm not going to change anything. It's more eyeballs watching, but it's the same show." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Computer Science
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Larry Page was Google's founding CEO and grew the company to more than 200 employees and profitability before moving into his role as president of products in April 2001. He continues to share responsibility for Google's day-to-day operations with Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin. The son of Michigan State University computer science professor Dr. Carl Victor Page, Larry's love of computers began at age six. While following in his father's footsteps in academics, he became an honors graduate from the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering, with a concentration on computer engineering. During his time in Ann Arbor, Larry built an inkjet printer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan

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Reed Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Computer Science
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Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. is an American entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and CEO of Netflix and serves on the boards of Facebook and a number of non-profit organizations. A former member of the California State Board of Education, Hastings is an advocate for education reform through charter schools. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 58

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Computer Science
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Sergey Brin, a native of Moscow, received a bachelor of science degree with honors in mathematics and computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is currently on leave from the Ph.D. program in computer science at Stanford University, where he received his master's degree. Sergey is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship as well as an honorary MBA from Instituto de Empresa. It was at Stanford where he met Larry Page and worked on the project that became Google. Together they founded Google Inc. in 1998, and Sergey continues to share responsibility for day-to-day operations with Larry Page and Eric Schmidt. Sergey's research ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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