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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
Steve Blank is a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician who is based in Pescadero, California. Blank is recognized for developing the Customer Development methodology, which launched ...more

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Record producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and imagery ...more

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Ann Coulter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Commentator, Author, Writer
Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative social and political commentator, writer, syndicated columnist, and lawyer. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public ...more

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
American football player
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr., nicknamed Tom Terrific, is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college ...more

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Derek Jeter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete
Derek Sanderson Jeter is an American former professional baseball shortstop who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. A five-time World Series champion, Jeter is ...more

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C Robert Kidder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
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
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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Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Model
Lucy Alexis Liu is an American actress, model, artist, and occasional producer and director. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television ...more

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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
Selma Blair is an American film, television and theater actress. Since Blair made her professional acting debut in 1995, she has starred in a variety of film genres, including several commercial ...more

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Athlete, Swimmer
Michael Fred Phelps II is an American competition swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 22 medals. Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals, ...more

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Frank O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Poet, Art critic, Curator
Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York ...more

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Gerald Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer
Gerald Rudolph "Jerry" Ford Jr. was the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and, prior to this, was the 40th Vice President of the United States serving ...more

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Marcy Kaptur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician, Urban planner
Marcia Carolyn "Marcy" Kaptur is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district, who has served since 1983. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, ...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
David Lee Oliver is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played several seasons in the National Hockey League.

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John Seely Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Engineer
John Seely Brown, also known as "JSB", is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bent towards the organizational implications of computer-supported ...more

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H. H. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Physician
Herman Webster Mudgett, better known under the name of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, was one of the first documented serial killers in the modern sense of the term. In Chicago at the time of the 1893 ...more

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David Alan Grier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
David Alan Grier, also known as DAG, is an American actor and comedian. He is known for his work on the sketch comedy television show In Living Color.

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Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Gilda Susan Radner was an American comedian and actress. She was best remembered as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award ...more

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Raoul Wallenberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat, Humanitarian
Raoul Gustaf Wallenberg was a Swedish architect, businessman, diplomat and humanitarian. He is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the ...more

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Larry Elder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Lawyer
Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder is an American lawyer, writer and radio and television personality who calls himself the "Sage of South Central," a district of Los Angeles, ...more

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Charles F. Brush is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor
Charles Francis Brush was a U.S. 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
Jacob "Jack" Kevorkian, was an American pathologist, euthanasia activist, painter, author, composer, and instrumentalist. He is best known for publicly championing a terminal patient's ...more

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Michigan Alumni
Politician
Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. was an African-American politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Diggs was an early member of the civil rights movement. He attended the trial of Emmett Till's ...more