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Top 10 Columbia University Notable Alumni

Columbia University is 3rd in the world, 2nd in North America, and 2nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 10 notable alumni from Columbia University sorted by their wiki pages’ popularity.

Barack Obama (1981-1983 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in political science and international relations)

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Barack Hussein Obama II is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, Obama was the first African-American president of the United States. He previously served as a U.S. senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Studied in 1904-1907)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. As a member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is an American actor. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner; his older sister is actress Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was an American revolutionary, statesman and Founding Father of the United States. Hamilton was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, the founder of the Federalist Party, as well as a founder of the nation’s financial system, the United States Coast Guard, and the New York Post newspaper.

Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Hal Chalamet is an American actor. He has received several accolades, including nominations for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Film Awards.

Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is currently the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of over $125 billion as of April 2022, making him the world’s fifth-wealthiest person.

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., often referred to as Teddy or his initials T. R., was an American politician, statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton to replace retiring justice Byron White, and at the time was generally viewed as a moderate consensus-builder.

Katie Holmes

Kate Noelle Holmes is an American actress, director, and producer. She first achieved fame as Joey Potter on the television series Dawson’s Creek (1998–2003).

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was an Indian jurist, economist, social reformer and political leader who headed the committee drafting the Constitution of India from the Constituent Assembly debates, served as Law and Justice minister in the first cabinet of Jawaharlal Nehru, and inspired the Dalit Buddhist movement after renouncing Hinduism.

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