10 Ivy League Alumni That Changed the World !


If you want to change the world, first  learn from people who already have… Here are 10 Ivy League Alumni that changed the world! Our list covers a range of different positions : inventors, scientist, politicians, business leaders, &  aviator. Each person has changed the world and history in their own way!


John F. Kennedy 

Became President in 1960. Leader during the ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’, Kennedy’s life was cut short when he was assassinated (1963) in Texas.

* Famous quote:

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Alma mater: Harvard University 


2. Jeff Bezos 

Bezos is about to become the richest person in the world (in a race with Bill Gates) and the first Trillionaire ! It all started selling books on the internet with a company called AMAZON. Today the market cap of Amazon is $445.28 Billion.

*Famous Quote: “A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

Alma mater: Princeton University

3. Amelia Earhart 

Earhart was the first female pilot to fly over the the Atlantic in 1937. Mysteriously disappeared on a world flight attempt.


*Famous Quote:

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“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Alma mater: Columbia * Dropped out in 1919 after one year of medical studies



John Adams 

Served as the 2nd US President. Adams played a leading role in persuading congress to declare independence.

*Famous Quote:

” Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.”

Alma mater: Harvard University 



Elon Musk 

Musk is changing the world with space exploration, transport and energy solutions. He is the founder of Tesla!

*Famous Quote;
“Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” 

Alma mater: UPENN, Stanford 


Eli Whitney 

An inventor, Whitney is famous for inventing  the ‘Cotton Gin’ which was an important invention for starting the industrial revolution in the South.

Cotton Gin Patent!


Alma mater: Yale 


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Theodore Roosevelt 

Became the 26th President of the US. A supporter of the Progressive Era, Roosevelt regulated railroads and started construction on the Panama Canal. Won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize for brokering the end of a war.

*Famous quote:

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

Alma mater: Harvard University, Columbia Law School 



Woodrow Wilson


The 28th President of the US. Leader during WW1, signed the Treaty of Versailles, &  championed the League of Nations. Wilson suffered from bad strokes while still in the white house.

*Famous Quote:

” I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.” 

Alma mater: Princeton University, John Hopkins University 

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9. Hillary Clinton 

Which Ivy League?

First women to be elected as a presidential nominee for the scandalous and doomed Democratic party bid in 2016!

*Famous quote:

If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”

Alma mater: Yale 


Ernest Everett Just

An African-American biologist and teacher, Everett Just is celebrated for his discoveries regarding cells.

Alma mater: Dartmouth College, University of Chicago

Ask not what your ivy league education can do for you, ask what you can do for your ivy league education… 

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