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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?”
  • 1
    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump

    Businessperson, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Sharon Stone

    Sharon Stone

    Fashion Model, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMeadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 3
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

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

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  • 4
    Candice Bergen

    Candice Bergen

    Television producer, Fashion Model


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

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

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  • 5
    Elon Musk

    Elon Musk

    Businessperson, Investor


    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

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

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  • 6
    Elizabeth Banks

    Elizabeth Banks

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts, USA

    Elizabeth Banks (born February 10, 1974) is an American actress, director, writer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Noam Chomsky

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    John Legend

    John Legend

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America

    John Roger Stephens (born December 28, 1978), known professionally as John Legend, is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    William Carlos Williams

    AgeDec. at 80 (1883-1963)

    BirthplaceRutherford, New Jersey

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  • 10
    I. M. Pei

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Dick Wolf

    Dick Wolf

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

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

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  • 12
    Safra A. Catz

    Safra A. Catz



    BirthplaceHolon, Israel

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

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  • 13
    C. Everett Koop

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Marcus Foster

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Vito Fossella

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Stacey Snider

    Stacey Snider

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 17
    Yakov Smirnoff

    Yakov Smirnoff

    Painter, Comedian


    BirthplaceUkraine, Odessa

    Yakov Naumovich Pokhis (Russian: Яков Наумович Похис; born 24 January 1951), better known as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Ken Olin

    Ken Olin

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Kenneth Edward Olin (born July 30, 1954) is an American actor, director and producer. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Luis Donaldo Colosio

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Everett Sloane

    Everett Sloane

    Television director, Theatre Director

    AgeDec. at 56 (1909-1965)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Everett H. Sloane (October 1, 1909 – August 6, 1965) was an American character actor who... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Michael Moritz

    Michael Moritz

    Investor, Venture capitalist


    BirthplaceCardiff, Wales

    Sir Michael Jonathan Moritz (born 12 September 1954) is a British venture capitalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    William Henry Harrison

    William Henry Harrison

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 68 (1773-1841)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

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

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  • 23
    Nathaniel Wyeth

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Albert C. Barnes

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Ken Goldberg

    Professor, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceIbadan, Nigeria

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