If we start to compose a list of Harvard university people who have become famous in this or that area, it will include hundreds of names. Some of them are known by everyone and others are famous in their own sphere only. Who are they, Harvard famous alumni?
Are Harvard University notable alumni the only treasure of the facility?
The Harvard University is known for being the alma mater for many famous people. More than 150 Nobel prize owners are connected to the Harvard University in this or that way. Some of them are the University’s alumni, others have conducted their research within the University’s grounds or taught at some of its faculties.
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The university can boast of numerous winners or the Pulitzer Prize for their novels and other literary work. A range of politicians and presidents in the United States and other countries are also graduates from this university. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Finance Minister of Nigeria, is also a Harvard alumnus.
Being one of the world’s prestigious universities, belonging to the famous Ivy League, the Harvard University is even more attractive due to the personalities who have once studied there and become super successful, super famous, or super wealthy afterwards.
Well, let’s take a look at the list of 20 most famous Harvard students of all time.
20 most famous Harvard students of all time – who are they?
Everybody knows this man. He has billions of dollars now and has once been a co-founder of Microsoft, one of the most well-known brands in the computer industry. Mr. Gates is one of the wealthiest and most successful entrepreneurs in the world
You must know this Harvard guy if you use Facebook. Mark founded the worldwide social network while being a Harvard student, years back. He is currently one of the youngest business persons in the world with assets counted in billions of dollars
This young Israeli American star has appeared in a number of the most popular Hollywood movies. Now, she’s one of the prettiest actresses in the world, a film director, a successful actress, and a loving mother
The first African American president of the United States. In 2009, Mr. Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for investing extraordinary efforts into the establishment and strengthening of diplomacy and cooperation between people and nations
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mr. Tyson is one of the most famous and popular science communicators, astrophysicists, and cosmologists. Being a brilliant scientist in his area, Mr. Tyson has given a lot of efforts to make science achievable, understandable, and attractive to common people
An outstanding American diplomat and National Security Advisor, he has achieved brilliant results and received the Nobel Peace Prize. Among his outstanding achievements are improved relations between the USA, USSR, and China, and the ceasefire with Vietnam
One of the most popular American film actors and social activists. A co-founder of the H2O Africa Foundation and other environmental initiatives that are aimed at saving water
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An American poet, lecturer, and philosopher, Mr. Emerson is known as a co-founder of the ideas of Transcendentalism. He wrote a lot about the human freedom and ability to realize just anything in the world
The Iron Lady of Pakistan, Ms. Bhutto has shown that Eastern women, too, can act in politics. Under her courageous rule, the country has experienced a period of struggle for unprecedented growth
John F. Kennedy
One of the most beloved presidents of the United States known for the revolutionary approach to the current American politics. He’s remembered as an influential and charismatic leader
One of the most prominent activists of the movement for the rights and advancement of non-white population of the United States in the early 1900’s
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
This Liberian lady was the first ever female Head of State elected in Africa. Known as the “Iron Lady of Africa”, she has fought for the rights of women and against violence. These efforts have won her the Nobel Peace Prize
The former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, he has achieved considerable success in drawing attention to the problem of dictatorship in his home country
The former president of Israel, he is among the most seasoned political figures of Israel with a career that embraced six decades and a Nobel Peace Prize for the efforts dedicated to the establishment of peace
A BBC journalist from Accra, he has become known as a TV host for the BBC World News show “Focus on Africa” and a range of other works dedicated to his homeland
One of the most famous American playwrights, a pioneer of the genre who introduced many revolutionary ideas
The first female Finance Minister of Nigeria, one of the most renowned politicians with a big career spanning over decades
J. Robert Oppenheimer
A three-time Nobel Prize nominee in physics, an outstanding mind who was the first to draw attention to the existence of the so-called black holes in space, and a fond supporter of the Sanskrit language
Tommy Lee Jones
A famous American actor known for notable appearances in world hits like “Men In Black” and many others
T. S. Eliot
A renowned American poet, playwright, literary critic, and an outstanding leader of the currently developing movement of Modernism
Are these the only Harvard university most famous alumni?
Of course, the list embraces hardly the twentieth part of all the most famous graduates of the Harvard University. There were many more notable, outstanding, unprecedented personalities who have left their trace in the history of the entire world.
Politicians and scientists, researchers and literature stars, after all, entrepreneurs, musicians, and movie actors – all these people have contributed greatly to the development of the world, the entire humankind.
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