List of 18 Famous Harvard Alumni

Harvard is without a doubt, America’s most coveted institution. Harvard’s undergraduate alumni association has 5 former U.S. presidents and tons of other successful people.

That said, we’ve carried out research and selected 18 most famous Harvard College alumni alive today, plus a number of dropouts, starting with the most recent graduates you may already know .

Jeremy Lin is a talented sportsman who graduated from Harvard in 2010. He was a standout guard on the Harvard basketball team,and was the incredible star of an incredible stretch as a New York Knick known as Linsanity, but currently plies his trade for the Houston Rockets in the NBA.

Rivers Cuomo a popular figure, equally graduated from Harvard in 2006 with a degree in English language. He studied towards his degree as a lead vocalist for Weezer.

Natalie Portman completed her Harvard studies in 2003. She studied psychology while working as an actress and starring in “Star Wars” movies.

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Mark Zuckerberg another poster child from Harvard, enrolled at the institution in 2002 before going on to launch Facebook from his dorm room. He eventually dropped out during his sophomore year.

Rashida Jones,renowned for her role in “Parks and Recreation,” completed and graduated from Harvard in 1997.

Matt Damon did Harvard between 1988 to 1992 but did not graduate. He eventually had his big break with “Good Will Hunting,” which he co-wrote with Ben Affleck in 1997.

Sheryl Sandberg, is currently Facebook’s COO and author of “Lean In,”. She graduated from Harvard in 1991 and won top economics student award in her class.

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Mira Sorvino specialized in East Asian studies at Harvard and went on to graduate in 1989. Latter on, She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie  “Mighty Aphrodite.”

Conan Obrien, a popular media personality graduated from Harvard in 1985. During his time at the college, he did pieces for humor magazine Harvard Lampoon. Presently, he runs his own late-night comedy show.

Nicholas D. Kristof, a renowned columnist for The New York Times, completed Harvard in 1982.

Jim Cramer completed Harvard in 1977. He presided over student newspaper The Harvard Crimson, and went on to host CNBC’s “Mad Money.”

Steve Ballmer also graduated from Harvard in 1977. He was  in the same housing apartment as Bill Gates and afterwards dropped out of graduate school at Stanford to work for Microsoft.

John Roberts,an American lawyer and jurist and currently  chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, graduated from Harvard in 1976.

Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma completed  Harvard in 1976 after dropping out of Juilliard and Columbia University.

Jill Abramson,famed executive editor of The New York Times, completed Harvard in 1976 and worked briefly at TIME magazine while she was earning her degree.

Ben Bernanke also completed  Harvard in 1975 with a degree in economics. He became  chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve in 2006.

Lloyd Blankfein, the CEO of Goldman Sachs also graduated from Harvard in 1975.Afterwards, he went on to attend law school as well.

Bill Gates got into  Harvard in 1973, but dropped out on time to build out Microsoft. Sometime in 2007, he went back to receive an honorary law degree.

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