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List of famous people who majored in engineering, including photos when available. This list of famous 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 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 engineering you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

List below includes Donald Sutherland, Michael Bloomberg and more people.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were engineering majors?" and "Which famous people studied engineering?"
Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Engineering
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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 serves as Executive Vice President. Charles and David each own 42% of the conglomerate. The brothers inherited the business from their father, Fred C. Koch, then expanded the business. Originally involved exclusively in oil refining and chemicals, Koch Industries now includes process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. The businesses produce a wide variety of well-known ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Engineering
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Donald McNichol Sutherland, OC is a Canadian actor whose film career spans 50 years. Sutherland is well known for playing a diverse range of characters, both leading and supporting, in acclaimed films such as The Dirty Dozen, M*A*S*H, Kelly's Heroes, Klute, Don't Look Now, Fellini's Casanova, 1900, The Eagle Has Landed, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ordinary People, JFK, Cold Mountain, Pride & Prejudice, and The Hunger Games film franchise. He is the father of actor Kiefer Sutherland. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Saint John, Canada

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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Engineering
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Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Born on Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after five years of private advanced research for the drug infusion pump AutoSyringe. He is the son of Jack Kamen, an illustrator for Mad, Weird Science and other EC Comics publications. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York, United States of America

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Douglas Engelbart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Engineering
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Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces. These were demonstrated at The Mother of All Demos in 1968. Engelbart's Law, the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him. In the early 1950s, he decided that instead of "having a steady job" – such as his position at NASA's Ames ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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