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

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were mathematics majors?" and "Which famous people studied mathematics?"
Reed Hastings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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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: 57

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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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: 44

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Harvey Milk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Politics and gay activism were not his early interests; he was not open about his homosexuality and did not participate in civic matters until around the age of 40, after his experiences in the counterculture of the 1960s. Milk moved from New York City to settle in San Francisco in 1972 amid a migration of gay men to the Castro District. He took advantage of the growing political and economic power of the neighborhood to promote his interests, and ran unsuccessfully for political office three times. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 48 (1930-1978)

Birthplace: Woodmere, New York, United States of America

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Danica McKellar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mathematics
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Danica Mae McKellar is an American actress, author, mathematician, and education advocate. She is well known for her role as Kevin Arnold's on-again, off-again girlfriend Winnie Cooper in the television series The Wonder Years, and later wrote four non-fiction books: Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed and Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 43

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

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