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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 (April 26, 1917 − May 15, 2019), was a Chinese-born American architect often called the master of modern architecture. In 1948, Pei was recruited by ...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 dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. He has won several awards including an Emmy ...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 68 years, 23 days old ...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