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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.

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Doug Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Venture capitalist
Doug Mackenzie joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers in 1989 and became a Partner in 1992. Since joining KPCB, Doug has focused his investment activities in the software sector, including ...more

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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Actor
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer. She made her film debut as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in Freeway and ...more

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Golfer, Athlete, Writer
Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for ...more

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James Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
James Isaacs
As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Alliances, James Isaacs is responsible for sales to wireless operators and for building a world-class organization for long-term support of ...more

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Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Sigourney Weaver is an American actress and film producer, known for playing Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, Weaver quickly came ...more

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Author
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more

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Ping Li is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Consultant
Ping Li joined Accel Partners in 2004 and focuses primarily on information technology infrastructure (compute, networking, security and storage), as well as digital media solutions. He currently ...more

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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist
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 ...more

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Yul Kwon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor, Lawyer
Yul Kwon is a Korean-American television host and former government official, lawyer, and management consultant based in Virginia. He first gained national recognition as the winner of the ...more

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Emmy Rossum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Singer
Emmanuelle Grey "Emmy" Rossum is an American actress and singer-songwriter. She has starred in movies including Songcatcher, An American Rhapsody, and Passionada. Her role in Mystic ...more

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William C. Steere Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
William C. Steere Jr.
William C. Steere Jr. has been Chairman Emeritus of Pfizer Inc. since July 2001.

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Reed Hastings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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 ...more

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Ken Oshman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
M. Kenneth Oshman has been Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Echelon Corporation since September 1989. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Echelon from December 1988 to ...more

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Jennifer Connelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Model, Actor, Voice acting
Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American film actress who began her career as a child model. She appeared in magazine, newspaper and television advertising, before she made her debut role in the ...more

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Sergey Brin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Executive Management, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
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 ...more

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Marc J Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Marc J Shapiro

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Mukesh Ambani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson
Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate who is the chairman, managing director and largest shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India's ...more

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Rachel Maddow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Commentator, Radio personality, Actor
Rachel Anne Maddow is an American television host, political commentator, and author. She hosts a nightly television show, The Rachel Maddow Show, on MSNBC. Her syndicated talk radio program of ...more

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Raymond Burr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Television director, Actor, Teacher
Raymond William Stacey Burr was a Canadian-American actor, primarily known for his title roles in the television dramas Perry Mason and Ironside. He also had prominent involvement in multiple ...more

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Ted Danson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Activist, Film Producer, Author
Edward Bridge "Ted" Danson III is an American actor, author, and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on ...more

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Reid Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
Reid Garrett Hoffman is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman is best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily ...more

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Herbert Hoover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Civil engineer, Engineer
Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States. He was a professional mining engineer, and was raised as a Quaker. A Republican, Hoover served as head of the U.S. Food ...more

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Sally Ride is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut
Sally Kristen Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Born in Los Angeles, Ride joined NASA in 1978 and, at the age of 32, became the first American woman in space and still remains the ...more

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Marissa Mayer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Businessperson, Computer scientist, Engineer
Marissa Ann Mayer is the current president and CEO of Yahoo!, a position she has held since July 2012. Previously, she was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for ...more

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Ellen Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Stanford University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer
Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December ...more