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Famous Stanford University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Stanford University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Stanford University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Stanford University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Stanford University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Stanford University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Stanford University.

List below includes Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Connelly and more famous Stanford Cardinal.

Take a look at some of the most famous Stanford alumni!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Stanford University?” and “Which celebrities are Stanford University alumni?”

Check out these notable Stanford alumni and these famous Stanford alumni.
  • Doug Mackenzie1

    Doug Mackenzie

    Venture capitalist
    Doug Mackenzie joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in 1989 and became a Partner in 1992....  more
  • Reese Witherspoon2

    Reese Witherspoon

    Businessperson, Film Producer


    BirthplaceUSA, New Orleans, Louisiana

    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Tiger Woods3

    Tiger Woods

    Golfer, Athlete


    BirthplaceCypress, California, United States of America

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He...  more

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  • James Isaacs4

    James Isaacs

    As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Alliances, James Isaacs is responsible for...
  • Sigourney Weaver5

    Sigourney Weaver

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver (; born October 8, 1949) is an American actress. Dubbed...  more

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  • John F. Kennedy6

    John F. Kennedy

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 46 (1917-1963)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, USA

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK...  more

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  • Ping Li7

    Ping Li

    Entrepreneur, Consultant
    Ping Li joined Accel Partners in 2004 and focuses primarily on information technology...  more
  • Larry Page8

    Larry Page

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceEast Lansing, Michigan

    Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet...  more

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    #876 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#13 of 54 The Most Influential CEOs of All Time

  • Yul Kwon9

    Yul Kwon

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Yul Kwon (born February 14, 1975) is an American television host and former government...  more

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    #4 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#6 of 38 The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners

  • Emmy Rossum10

    Emmy Rossum

    Songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (born September 12, 1986) is an American actress, television director,...  more

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  • William C. Steere Jr.11

    William C. Steere Jr.

    William C. Steere Jr. has been Chairman Emeritus of Pfizer Inc. since July 2001....
  • Reed Hastings12

    Reed Hastings

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. (born October 8, 1960) is an American entrepreneur and...  more
  • Ken Oshman13
    M. Kenneth Oshman has been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Echelon Corporation...  more
  • Jennifer Connelly14

    Jennifer Connelly

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCairo, New York, United States of America

    Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an American actress who began her career as...  more

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  • Sergey Brin15

    Sergey Brin

    Executive Management, Businessperson


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin (Russian: Серге́й Миха́йлович Брин; born August 21, 1973) is an...  more

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  • Marc J Shapiro16

    Marc J Shapiro

  • Mukesh Ambani17

    Mukesh Ambani



    BirthplaceAden, Yemen

    Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani (born 19 April 1957) is an Indian businessman, engineer, the chairman,...  more
  • Rachel Maddow18

    Rachel Maddow

    Commentator, Radio personality


    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America

    Rachel Anne Maddow ( (listen), MAD-oh; born April 1, 1973) is an American television host and...  more

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    #24 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#190 of 210 Celebrities Who Should Run for President

  • Raymond Burr19

    Raymond Burr

    Television director, Actor

    AgeDec. at 76 (1917-1993)

    BirthplaceNew Westminster, Canada

    Raymond William Stacy Burr (May 21, 1917 – September 12, 1993) was a Canadian American actor,...  more

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    #398 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#281 of 310 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • Ted Danson20

    Ted Danson

    Activist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA

    Edward Bridge Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor and producer who played...  more

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  • Reid Hoffman21

    Reid Hoffman

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceStanford, California

    Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE (born August 5, 1967) is an American internet entrepreneur, venture...  more
  • Herbert Hoover22

    Herbert Hoover

    Businessperson, Civil engineer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1874-1964)

    BirthplaceWest Branch, Iowa, United States of America

    Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer,...  more

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  • Sally Ride23

    Sally Ride

    Physicist, Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 61 (1951-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Sally Kristen Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012) was an American astronaut and physicist....  more

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    #156 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#29 of 45 The Hottest Lady Astronauts In NASA History

  • Marissa Mayer24

    Marissa Mayer

    Businessperson, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceWausau, Wisconsin

    Marissa Ann Mayer (; born May 30, 1975) is an American information technology executive, and...  more

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    #126 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#119 of 266 The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

  • Ellen Ochoa25

    Ellen Ochoa

    Astronaut, Engineer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Ellen O. Ochoa (born May 10, 1958) is an American engineer, former astronaut and former...  more

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