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

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were mechanical engineering majors?" and "Which famous people studied mechanical engineering?"
Charles Koch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mechanical 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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Ursula Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mechanical Engineering
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Ursula M. Burns serves as Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. As such, she is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as head of a Fortune 500 company, having succeeded Anne Mulcahy as CEO of Xerox. In 2014, Forbes rated her the 22nd most powerful woman in the world. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

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

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Gus Grissom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mechanical Engineering
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Virgil Ivan Grissom, better known as Gus Grissom, was one of the original NASA Project Mercury astronauts, test pilot, mechanical engineer, and a United States Air Force pilot. He was the second American to fly in space, and the first member of the NASA Astronaut Corps to fly in space twice. Grissom was killed along with fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. He was the first of the Mercury Seven to die. He was also a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross and, posthumously, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 41 (1926-1967)

Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States of America

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Franklin Chang Díaz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Mechanical Engineering
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Franklin Ramón Chang Díaz, Ph.D. is a Costa Rican-American mechanical engineer, physicist and former NASA astronaut. Dr. Chang Díaz became an American citizen in 1977. He is of Chinese and Costa Rican Spanish descent. Dr. Chang Díaz is currently president and CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. He is a veteran of seven Space Shuttle missions, making him the record holder as of 2014 for the most spaceflights. He was the third Latin American to go into space. Chang Díaz is a member of the NASA Astronaut Hall of Fame. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

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