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Famous University Of Pennsylvania Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Donald Trump1

    Donald Trump

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 45th...  more

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  • Sharon Stone2

    Sharon Stone

    Fashion Model, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMeadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Warren Buffett3

    Warren Buffett

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor,...  more

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  • Candice Bergen4

    Candice Bergen

    Television producer, Fashion Model


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California, Beverly Hills

    Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model....  more

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  • Elon Musk5

    Elon Musk

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

    Elon Reeve Musk (; born June 28, 1971) is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer....  more

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  • Elizabeth Banks6

    Elizabeth Banks

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Noam Chomsky7

    Noam Chomsky

    Linguist, Cognitive scientist


    BirthplaceEast Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive...  more

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  • John Legend8

    John Legend

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America

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  • William Carlos Williams9

    AgeDec. at 80 (1883-1963)

    BirthplaceRutherford, New Jersey

    William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet and...  more

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  • I. M. Pei10

    I. M. Pei



    BirthplaceGuangzhou, China

    Ieoh Ming Pei, commonly known as I. M. Pei (April 26, 1917 − May 15, 2019), was a Chinese-born...  more
  • Dick Wolf11

    Dick Wolf

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Richard Anthony Wolf (born December 20, 1946) is an American television producer, best known...  more

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  • Safra A. Catz12

    Safra A. Catz



    BirthplaceHolon, Israel

    Safra A. Catz (Hebrew: צפרא כץ, born December 1, 1961) is an Israeli-born American business...  more

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  • C. Everett Koop13

    C. Everett Koop

    Physician, Surgeon

    AgeDec. at 97 (1916-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Charles Everett Koop (October 14, 1916 – February 25, 2013) was an American pediatric surgeon...  more
  • Marcus Foster14

    AgeDec. at 50 (1923-1973)

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    Marcus Albert Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was an American educator who gained a...  more
  • Vito Fossella15

    Vito Fossella

    Accountant, Politician


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Vito John Fossella Jr. (born March 9, 1965) is an American Republican politician from the...  more
  • Stacey Snider16

    Stacey Snider

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stacey Snider is the Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dreamworks SKG. She was the...  more
  • Yakov Smirnoff17

    Yakov Smirnoff

    Painter, Comedian


    BirthplaceUkraine, Odessa

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  • Ken Olin18

    Ken Olin

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Kenneth Edward Olin (born July 30, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He is...  more
  • Luis Donaldo Colosio19

    Luis Donaldo Colosio

    Politician, Economist

    AgeDec. at 44 (1950-1994)

    BirthplaceMagdalena de Kino, Mexico

    Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiz ðoˈnalðo koˈlosjo muˈrjeta]; 10...  more
  • Everett Sloane20

    Everett Sloane

    Television director, Theatre Director

    AgeDec. at 56 (1909-1965)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Everett H. Sloane (October 1, 1909 – August 6, 1965) was an American character actor who...  more
  • Michael Moritz21

    Michael Moritz

    Investor, Venture capitalist


    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz (born 12 September 1954) is a British venture capitalist and...  more
  • William Henry Harrison22

    William Henry Harrison

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 68 (1773-1841)

    BirthplaceCharles City County, Colony of Virginia

    William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and...  more

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  • Nathaniel Wyeth23

    Nathaniel Wyeth

    Inventor, Mechanical engineer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1911-1990)

    BirthplaceChadds Ford, Pennsylvania

    Nathaniel C. Wyeth (October 24, 1911 – July 4, 1990) was an American mechanical engineer and...  more
  • Albert C. Barnes24

    Albert C. Barnes

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 79 (1872-1951)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Albert Coombs Barnes (January 2, 1872 – July 24, 1951) was an American chemist, businessman,...  more
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    Ken Goldberg

    Professor, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

    Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the...  more