Who are some famous people that graduated from Stanford University?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Eileen Collins, Mike Fincke, William Fisher, Owen Garriott, Susan Helms, Mae Jemison, Tamara Jernigan, Gregory Linteris, David Low, Edward Lu, Bruce McCandless, Barbara Rudding Morgan, Ellen Ochoa, Scott Parazynski, Sally Ride, Stephen Robinson, Steve Smith and Jeff Wisoff.

    Scientists and Inventors:

    Vinton Cerf, co-author of Internet protocol; Ray Dolby, designed noise reduction systems; and Brent Townsend, inventor of 56K modem.

    Business Leaders:

    Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft; Eric Benhamou, Chairman, 3Com; Jeff Bewkes, CEO, Time Warner, Inc.; Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, founders of Google; Doris Fisher, co-founder, Gap, Inc.; Joseph Gallo, CEO, E&J Gallo Winery; Reed Hastings, Chairman and CEO of Netflix; William Hewlett and David Packard (both deceased), founders, Hewlett-Packard Co.; Philip Knight, Chairman and CEO, Nike, Inc.; Bill and the late Mel Lane, formerly of Sunset Publishing Corp.; Peter Magowan, President, San Francisco Giants; Scott McNealy, Chairman, Sun Microsystems, Inc.; Robert Mondavi, founder, Mondavi Wines; Charles Schwab, CEO and Chairman, Charles Schwab Corp.; Greg Steltenpohl, co-founder, Odwalla; Peter Thiel, PayPal founder; and Jerry Yang and David Filo, founders, Yahoo!

    Government Officials:

    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak; Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru; Warren Christopher, former Secretary of State; former U.S. President Herbert Hoover; Dana Gioia, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts; William Perry, former Secretary of Defense; U.S. senators Jeff Bingaman, Kent Conrad, Max Baucus, Ron Wyden and Dianne Feinstein; Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy and former justice Sandra Day O’Connor.


    Football players John Elway, Jim Plunkett, Trent Edwards, James Lofton and John Lynch; Olympians Kerri Walsh, Julie Foudy, Jessica Mendoza, Pablo Morales, Jenny Thompson, Janet Evans, Eric Heiden, Summer Sanders, Kerri Strug and Debi Thomas; women’s basketball players Nicole Powell, Jennifer Azzi and Kristin Folkl; baseball player Mike Mussina; men’s basketball players Mark Madsen, Casey Jacobson, Jason Collins and Jarron Collins; golfers Tiger Woods and Tom Watson; and tennis player John McEnroe.

    Journalists and Writers:

    Ted Koppel, former ABC anchor; Henry Muller, editor-at-large of Time Inc.; authors John Steinbeck (deceased), Ken Kesey (deceased), Harriet Doerr (deceased), Michael Cunningham and Scott Turow; playwrights David Henry Hwang and Warren Leight; and U.S. poets laureate Robert Hass and Robert Pinsky.

    Actors and Artists:

    Actors Ted Danson, Fred Savage, Jennifer Connelly, Andre Braugher and Sigourney Weaver; movie producers Roger Corman, Richard Zanuck, David Brown, Edward Pressman and Mike Tollin; movie directors Jay Roach and Alexander Payne; singer Agnes Chan.

    Source(s): Googled "Famous Stanford Alumni", and pulled it from the University's website.
  • kroner
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Stanford University Notable Alumni

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago


    Who are some famous people that graduated from Stanford University?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Actor Ted Danson, football star John Elway, the founders of Hewlett-Packard computers, Ray Dolby (think sound systems), Dana Gioia (one of the best poets today), Roger Corman (famous director of cheap movies), costume designer Edith Head (won more Oscars than almost anybody), Ollie Johnston (one of Disney's major animators from the thirties through the seventies), actor Jack Palance, actor Fred Savage, actress Sigourney Weaver, journalist Ted Koppel, author Ken Kesey, author Scott Turow, astronaut Sally Ride, financier Charles Schwab, Chelsea Clinton, Olympic medalist and congressman Bob Mathias, President Herbert Hoover, Mitt Romney and Condaleeza Rice, Supreme Court justices Breyer, O'Connor, Rehnquist, and Kennedy.

    Can I stop now?

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  • Alejandro Toledo, former President of Peru

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