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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Tel Aviv University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Tel Aviv University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Tel Aviv University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Tel Aviv University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Tel Aviv 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 Tel Aviv University.

This list has a variety of graduates, like Ariel Sharon and Ilan Ramon, in it.

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

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Ariel Sharon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician, Military Officer Ariel Sharon was an Israeli politician and general who served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel until he was incapacitated by a stroke. Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its ...more

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Ilan Ramon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot Ilan Ramon was an Israeli fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force, and later the first Israeli astronaut for NASA. Ramon was the space shuttle payload specialist of STS-107, the fatal mission of ...more

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Adi Shamir is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Mathematician, Professor, Computer scientist Adi Shamir is an Israeli cryptographer. He is a co-inventor of the RSA algorithm, a co-inventor of the Feige–Fiat–Shamir identification scheme, one of the inventors of differential cryptanalysis ...more

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Mohammad Bakri is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Mohammad Bakri is an Israeli Arab actor and film director of Palestinian descent.

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Yochai Benkler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Professor, Author, Law professor Yochai Benkler is an Israeli-American author and the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He is also a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet ...more

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Micha Sharir is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Computer scientist Micha Sharir is an Israeli mathematician and computer scientist. He is a professor at Tel Aviv University, notable for his research in computational geometry and combinatorial geometry.

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Joshua Jortner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Chemist Joshua Jortner is an Israeli physical chemist. He is a Professor Emeritus at the School of Chemistry, The Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Saul Berman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Rabbi Saul J. Berman is an American scholar and Modern Orthodox rabbi. Berman was ordained at Yeshiva University, from which he also received his B.A. and his M.H.L. He completed a degree in law, a ...more

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Zvi Galil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Zvi Galil is an Israeli computer scientist and mathematician. He is the dean of the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing. His research interests include the design and analysis ...more

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Mario Livio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Scientist, Astronomer Mario Livio is an astrophysicist and an author of works that popularize science and mathematics. He is currently an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates the ...more

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Dan Ariely is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Professor, Researcher, Author Dan Ariely is an Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He teaches at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight and also the co-founder ...more

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Idit Harel Caperton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Psychologist Idit Harel, PhD is an Israeli-American entrepreneur known for her EdTech innovations. She is an award-winning author, and futurist of global learning systems.

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Dov Khenin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Political scientist Dov Boris Khenin is an Israeli political-scientist, lawyer, and member of the Knesset for the left-wing Hadash party. He is a member of the central committee of Maki, an activist for ...more

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Elhanan Helpman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Economist Elhanan Helpman is an Israeli-American economist who works in the field of international trade, political economy and economic growth.

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Yoram Snir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Venture capitalist Yoram joined Greylock in 2005 after seven years at Cisco Systems. At his last position with Cisco Yoram lead the corporate international business development team, responsible for its ...more

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Martin Kramer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Journalist, Political scientist Martin Seth Kramer is an American-Israeli scholar of the Middle East at Shalem College in Jerusalem. His focus is on Islam and Arab politics.

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Shlomo Ben-Ami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Shlomo Ben-Ami Politician, Author Shlomo Ben-Ami is a former Israeli diplomat, politician and historian.

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Moshe Mor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Venture capitalist Moshe Mor joined Greylock in 2000. His areas of focus include: enterprise software, systems and services. Previously, Moshe spent eight years at SPL WorldGroup, a leading international provider ...more

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Aryeh Eldad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Professor, Physician Prof. Aryeh Eldad, M.D. is an Israeli physician and politician, and a former member of the Knesset for the National Union and Otzma LeYisrael.

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Nathan Seiberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Physicist Nathan "Nati" Seiberg is an Israeli American theoretical physicist who works on string theory. He is currently a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey,

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Avishay Braverman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Economist Avishay Braverman is an Israeli economist and politician. A former president of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, he served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party between 2006 and ...more

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Ghil'ad Zuckermann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Ghil'ad Zuckermann is an Israeli linguist who works with language revival, contact linguistics, lexicology and the study of language, culture and identity. Zuckermann is Professor of Linguistics ...more

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Mohammad Barakeh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Mohammad Barakeh Mohammad Barakeh is an Israeli Arab politician. A former leader of Hadash, he served as a member of the Knesset for the party between 1999 and 2015.

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Yossi Shain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Professor, Political scientist Yossi Shain is the Romulo Betancourt Professor of Political Science at Tel Aviv University where he also serves as Chairman of the Political Science Department, head of the Abba Eban Graduate ...more

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Amotz Zahavi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Scientist Amotz Zahavi is an Israeli evolutionary biologist, a Professor Emeritus at the Zoology Department of Tel Aviv University, and one of the founders of the Society for the Protection of Nature in ...more

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Avshalom Elitzur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Physicist, Philosopher Avshalom Cyrus Elitzur is an Israeli physicist and philosopher.

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Gideon Gechtman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Artist Gideon Gechtman was an Israeli artist and sculptor. His art is most noted for holding a dialogue with death, often in relation with his own biography.

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Tzvi Gal-Chen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Tzvi Gal-Chen Tzvi Gal-Chen is the father of author Rivka Galchen, and a scientist known for his work on wind and thermodynamic variables.

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Ron Huldai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Ron Huldai Politician Ron Huldai is an Israeli politician, academic administrator, former fighter pilot and current mayor of Tel Aviv.

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Amnon Lipkin-Shahak is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician, Military Officer Rav Aluf Amnon Lipkin-Shahak was an Israeli military officer and politician. He served as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, as a Member of the Knesset, and as Minister of ...more

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Anita Shapira is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Scientist Anita Shapira is an Israeli historian. She is the founder of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Emerita Professor of Jewish History at Tel Aviv University and former head of the ...more

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Silvan Shalom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician Silvan Shalom is an Israeli politician who currently serves as a member of the Knesset for Likud and Minister for Regional Development, Minister for the Development of the Negev and Galilee and ...more

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Joel C. Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Joel C. Rosenberg Novelist, Author, Writer Joel C. Rosenberg is an American communications strategist, author of the Last Jihad series, and founder of The Joshua Fund. An Evangelical Christian, he has written five novels about terrorism ...more

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Yitzhak Mordechai is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Yitzhak Mordechai Politician Yitzhak Mordechai is an Israeli former general and politician. He served as a member of the Knesset between 1996 and 2001, and as Minister of Defense and Minister of Transport. He retired from ...more

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Eliyahu M. Goldratt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Business consultant, Physicist, Author Eliyahu Moshe Goldratt was an Israeli physicist who became a business management guru. He was the originator of the Optimized Production Technique, the Theory of Constraints, the Thinking ...more

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Tommy Lapid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Presenter Yosef "Tommy" Lapid was an Israeli radio and television presenter, journalist, politician and government minister known for his sharp tongue and acerbic wit. Lapid headed the ...more

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Gideon Koren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Professor, Author, Physician Gideon Koren M.D., FACMT, FRCP is a Canadian pediatrician, clinical pharmacologist, and toxicologist. Koren is also a noted composer of Israeli popular music.

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Benny Gantz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Military Officer Benjamin "Benny" Gantz was the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.

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Yossi Beilin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician Dr Yosef "Yossi" Beilin is an Israeli statesman and scholar who has served in multiple ministerial and leadership positions in the Israeli government. Much of his political career was ...more

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Moshe Kaplinsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Moshe Kaplinsky Maj. Gen. Moshe Kaplinsky, is the CEO of Better Place Israel. Most recently, he was Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. He was previously head of the Israel Defense ...more

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Dan Gillerman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Dan Gillerman Dan Gillerman was Israel's 13th Permanent Representative to the United Nations. He was appointed in July 2002 and assumed his post on January 1, 2003, serving through 2008.

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Yaniv Berman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Screenwriter, Filmmaker, Film Director http://www.youtube.com/BermanYaniv

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Dan Shomron is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Dan Shomron Gen. Dan Shomron was the 13th Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, from 1987 to 1991. During the Six-Day War he commanded a unit on the Egyptian front and was the first paratrooper to ...more

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Haim Ramon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Haim Ramon Haim Ramon is an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset between 1983 and 2009, and as both Vice Prime Minister and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office with responsibility ...more

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Amir Gal-Or is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Amir Gal-Or Pilot, Entrepreneur Amir Gal-Or is an Israeli businessman. He is the managing partner of Infinity Group. Gal-Or served as a pilot in the Israeli Air Force.

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Erez Shachar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Erez Shachar Erez joined Evergreen in the beginning of 2004 as a managing partner. He focuses on Evergreen's investments in software. Erez joined from NUR Macroprinters Ltd. (NASDAQ: NURM), where he served ...more

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Yuval Steinitz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Politician, Philosopher Yuval Steinitz is an Israeli politician and Knesset member for Likud since 1999. He was the Finance Minister of Israel from 2009 until 2013, when he was appointed Minister of Intelligence, ...more

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Ze'ev Schiff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Ze'ev Schiff Writer Ze'ev Schiff was an Israeli journalist and military correspondent for Haaretz. Schiff moved to Mandatory Palestine with his family in 1935. He studied Middle Eastern affairs and military history ...more

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Dan Tsalka is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Writer Dan Tsalka was an Israeli writer.

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Dennis Gaitsgory is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Tel Aviv University Alumni
Mathematician Dennis Gaitsgory is a professor of mathematics at Harvard University known for his research on the geometric Langlands program. Born in what is now Moldova, he grew up in Tajikistan, before ...more