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

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

Alumni include Donald Trump, Sharon Stone and more.

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

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Investor Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television ...more

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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. Stone first caught the public eye opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall. She then achieved ...more

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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder ...more

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Candice Bergen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television producer, Fashion Model, Photojournalist Candice Patricia Bergen is an American actress and former fashion model. For her role as the title character on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown, she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards ...more

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Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur Elon Reeve Musk is a South African-born, Canadian-American entrepreneur, engineer, inventor and investor. He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and chief product architect of Tesla Motors, and ...more

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Elizabeth Irene Banks (born February 10, 1974) is an American actress, director, and producer. Banks made her film debut in the low-budget independent film Surrender Dorothy (1998), and is known ...more

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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more

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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter John Roger Stephens, better known by his stage name John Legend, is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He has won nine Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Academy Award. In 2007, ...more

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William Carlos Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author William Carlos Williams was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams is often numbered as being ...more

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I. M. Pei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Architect Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I. M. Pei, is a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1948, Pei was recruited by New York real estate magnate ...more

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Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Richard Anthony "Dick" Wolf is an American television producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. He has won several awards including ...more

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Safra A. Catz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson Safra Catz is the Co-President, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Oracle Corporation. She plays a big role in the company's acquisitions and oversaw the company's purchase of Siebel ...more

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C. Everett Koop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon ...more

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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Educator Marcus Aurelius Foster was an African-American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, ...more

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Vito Fossella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Accountant, Politician, Attorney at law Vito John Fossella, Jr. is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of New York who formerly represented the state's 13th Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for six ...more

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Stacey Snider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Stacey Snider is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dreamworks SKG. She was the former Chairman and CEO of Universal Pictures since 1999 until her move to Dreamworks in 2006. Stacey ...more

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Yakov Smirnoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Painter, Comedian, Actor Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a ...more

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Ken Olin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Kenneth Edward "Ken" Olin is an American actor, director and producer. He is known for his starring role on the television series thirtysomething, and most recently as executive ...more

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Luis Donaldo Colosio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Politician, Economist Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta was a Mexican politician, economist, and PRI presidential candidate, who was assassinated at a campaign rally in Tijuana during the Mexican Presidential campaign of

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Everett Sloane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Songwriter Everett H. Sloane was an American character actor who worked in radio, theatre, films and television. He was also a songwriter and theatre director.

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Michael Moritz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Investor, Venture capitalist Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz KBE is a Welsh venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, a former member of the board of directors of Google,a ...more

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Military Officer William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first ...more

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Nathaniel Wyeth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Inventor, Mechanical engineer Nathaniel C. Wyeth was an American mechanical engineer and inventor. He is best known for creating polyethylene terephthalate that could withstand the pressure of carbonated liquids. Made of ...more

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Albert C. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Chemist, Inventor, Engineer Albert Coombs Barnes was an American physician, chemist, businessman, art collector, writer, and educator, and the founder of the Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania.

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Ken Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Inventor Kenneth Y. Goldberg is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation. He is the craigslist Distinguished Professor of New Media and Professor of ...more

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Garrett Reisman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Garrett Erin Reisman is an American engineer and former NASA astronaut. He was a backup crew member for Expedition 15 and joined Expedition 16 aboard the International Space Station for a short ...more

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Anil Ambani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson Anil Dhirubhai Ambani is an Indian business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Reliance Group which came into existence in June 2005 following a demerger from Reliance ...more

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Adam Robinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Adam Robinson Adam Robinson is an American educator, freelance author, and a US Chess Federation life master. He is the co-founder of The Princeton Review. Robinson co-authored Cracking the SAT with John ...more

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Herbert E. Ives is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Physicist, Inventor Herbert Eugene Ives was a scientist and engineer who headed the development of facsimile and television systems at AT&T in the first half of the twentieth century. He is best known for the ...more

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Robert Gant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Actor, Lawyer Robert Gant is an American actor. He is sometimes credited as Robert J. Gant.

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Armand Spitz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Inventor Armand Neustadter Spitz was a planetarium designer. Armand Spitz, the son of Louis Spitz and Rose, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and ...more

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Ralph Teetor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Inventor Ralph Teetor was a prolific inventor who invented cruise control. He was the longtime president of the automotive parts manufacturer The Perfect Circle Co. in Hagerstown, Indiana, a manufacturer ...more

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Benjamin Chew Tilghman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Inventor, Engineer Benjamin Chew Tilghman was an American soldier and inventor. He is best known as the inventor of the process of sandblasting.

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Alice Stokes Paul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Author Alice Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and the main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which ...more

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Willow Bay is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Willow Bay is an American television correspondent, editor, author, and former model. She is currently director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and was previously senior editor for the ...more

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Howard Roffman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Publisher, Author, Photographer Howard Roffman is an American lawyer and marketing executive, best known for his work on the Star Wars franchise as the head of Licensing at Lucasfilm. He is also a photographer, known for a ...more

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Joshua Eilberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Lawyer Joshua Eilberg was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Stephen Decatur is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Stephen Decatur, Jr. was a United States naval officer and Commodore notable for his many naval victories in the early 19th century. He was born on the eastern shore of Maryland, in Worcester ...more

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Mark Pincus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Entrepreneur Mark Jonathan Pincus is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Zynga, which makes online social games. Pincus also founded Freeloader, Inc., Tribe Networks, and ...more

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Drew Gilpin Faust is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Historian, Professor Drew Gilpin Faust, an American historian and professor, is the first female president of Harvard University. A veteran Ivy League professor and administrator, Faust is known especially for her ...more

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Lawrence Lessig is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Professor, Author, Political Activist Lawrence "Larry" Lessig is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, ...more

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Joel Spolsky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Avram Joel Spolsky is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development, and the creator of the product management software Trello. He was a ...more

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Steve Wynn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Stephen Alan Wynn (born January 27, 1942) is an American real estate businessman and art collector. He is known for his involvement in the American luxury casino and hotel industry. Early in his ...more

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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Writer Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a ...more

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Douglas Lenat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Researcher Douglas Bruce Lenat is the CEO of Cycorp, Inc. of Austin, Texas, and has been a prominent researcher in artificial intelligence, especially machine learning, knowledge representation, blackboard ...more

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Walter O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson Walter Francis O'Malley was an American sports executive who owned the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers team in Major League Baseball from 1950 to 1979. He served as Brooklyn Dodgers chief legal ...more

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Alexei Borodin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Mathematician Alexei Borodin is Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Hilary Putnam is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Mathematician, Physician, Philosopher Hilary Whitehall Putnam is an American philosopher, mathematician, and computer scientist who has been a central figure in analytic philosophy since the 1960s, especially in philosophy of mind, ...more

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Brian L. Roberts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson Brian L. Roberts is chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation, an American company providing cable, entertainment, and communications products and services.

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Allan Gurganus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Allan Gurganus is an American novelist, short story writer, and essayist whose work, which includes Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Local Souls, is often influenced by and set in ...more