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Famous University Of Michigan Alumni

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

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

List features graduates like Madonna, Tom Brady, and many more

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Michigan?” and “Which celebrities are University of Michigan alumni?”
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Steve Blank is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Steve Blank Entrepreneur, Author

Age: 66

Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York

Steve Blank (born 1953) is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur based in Pescadero, California.Blank is recognized for developing the customer development method that launched the lean startup ...more
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter

Age: 60

Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States of America

Madonna Louise Ciccone (, Italian: [tʃikˈkoːne]; born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. Referred to as the "Queen of Pop" since the 1980s, ...more

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Commentator, Author, Writer

Age: 57

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

Ann Hart Coulter (; born December 8, 1961) is an American far-right media pundit, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She became known as a media pundit in the late 1990s, appearing in print and ...more

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Brady has played in nine Super ...more

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Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 44

Birthplace: Pequannock, New Jersey

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C Robert Kidder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni

Age: 74

Charles Robert Kidder, born 1945, was chairman and CEO of 3Stone Advisors LLC, and is now chairman of Chrysler Group LLC and has previously served as CEO of Duracell, CEO of Borden, Inc., and ...more
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Larry Page is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Age: 45

Birthplace: East Lansing, Michigan

Lawrence Edward Page (born March 26, 1973) is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin.Page is the chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. ...more

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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Model

Age: 47

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, USA

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Thomas G. Stephens is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Thomas G. Stephens
Thomas G. Stephens became GM executive vice president, March 3, 2008. He is responsible for GM Global Powertrain, an organization with 48,700 employees working at more than 80 manufacturing ...more
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Selma Blair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 46

Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, USA

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Athlete, Swimmer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Towson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Poet, Art critic, Curator

Age: Dec. at 40 (1926-1966)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1913-2006)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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Marcy Kaptur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician, Urban planner

Age: 72

Birthplace: Area codes 419 and 567, Ohio, Area code 419, United States of America, United States, + more

Marcia Carolyn Kaptur (; born June 17, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district and a Democrat. The district stretches from Kaptur's hometown of Toledo to ...more
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Michael R. Francis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Michael R. Francis
Michael R. Francis is executive vice president, marketing, for Target Corporation, an operator of Target-brand general merchandise discount stores and an online business, Target.com. Francis ...more
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David Oliver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Sechelt, Canada

David Lee Oliver (born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian assistant coach for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL) and a former professional ice hockey player who played several ...more
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John Seely Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Engineer
John Seely Brown (born 1940), also known as "JSB", is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bent towards the organizational implications of ...more
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H. H. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 35 (1861-1896)

Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States of America

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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 62

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Raoul Wallenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat, Humanitarian

Age: Dec. at 35 (1912-1947)

Birthplace: Lidingö Municipality, Sweden

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Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Larry Elder Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Charles F. Brush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1849-1929)

Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio

Charles Francis Brush (March 17, 1849 – June 15, 1929) was an American engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
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Jack Kevorkian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Painter, Musician, Author

Age: Dec. at 83 (1928-2011)

Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, USA

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 76 (1922-1998)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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