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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

Age: 72

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

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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Fashion Model, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Warren Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 88

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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Candice Bergen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television producer, Fashion Model, Photojournalist

Age: 72

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Elon Musk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 47

Birthplace: Pretoria, South Africa

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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 45

Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian

Age: 90

Birthplace: East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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John Legend is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 40

Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States of America

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William Carlos Williams ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 80 (1883-1963)

Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey

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I. M. Pei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
I. M. Pei Architect

Age: 101

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

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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

Age: 72

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

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Safra A. Catz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 57

Birthplace: Holon, Israel

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C. Everett Koop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Physician, Surgeon

Age: Dec. at 97 (1916-2013)

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

Charles Everett Koop (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013) was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned ...more
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Marcus Foster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Educator

Age: Dec. at 50 (1923-1973)

Birthplace: Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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Vito Fossella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Accountant, Politician, Attorney at law

Age: 53

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

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Stacey Snider is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Yakov Smirnoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Painter, Comedian, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Ukraine, Odessa

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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

Age: 64

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Luis Donaldo Colosio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Politician, Economist

Age: Dec. at 44 (1950-1994)

Birthplace: Magdalena de Kino, Mexico

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Everett Sloane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 56 (1909-1965)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

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Michael Moritz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Investor, Venture capitalist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

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William Henry Harrison ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1773-1841)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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Nathaniel Wyeth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Inventor, Mechanical engineer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1911-1990)

Birthplace: Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Albert C. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Chemist, Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1872-1951)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Ken Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni
Professor, Screenwriter, Inventor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Ibadan, Nigeria

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