List of Wharton School alumni

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Warren Buffett, enrolled in Wharton's undergraduate program in 1947 and dropped out in 1949

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has over 92,000 alumni in 150 countries.[1] As of 2014, there are approximately 79,280 alumni in North America, 5,660 in Asia, 4,510 in Europe, 1,370 in the Caribbean and Latin America, 930 in Africa and the Middle East, and 380 in Australia and New Zealand.[2] This is a listing of notable Wharton School alumni.


John Sculley, President of PepsiCo (1977–1983), CEO of Apple (1983–1993), Partner at Sculley Brothers, LLC (1995–present), Co-Founder of Zeta Interactive (2007-Present)
Donald Trump, Founder and CEO of The Trump Organization, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton
Mortimer Zuckerman, Owner, Chairman and Editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, owner and publisher of the New York Daily News, former owner of The Atlantic and Fast Company, Co-founder, Executive Chairman and CEO of Boston Properties
Karl von der Heyden, CEO and Chairman of RJR Nabisco (subject of largest LBO in history), CFO of PepsiCo, CFO of H. J. Heinz Company, CEO of Metallgesellschaft AG, Chairman of FASB Advisory Council


Private equity CEOs, all Wharton alumni, at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Milan, Italy
Daniel Och, Hedge fund manager and Founder of Och-Ziff Capital Management, former Head of Proprietary Trading and U.S. Equities at Goldman Sachs, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton
Ronald Perelman, Chairman and CEO, MacAndrews & Forbes Group, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Business Administration from Wharton[27]
Robert S. Kapito (far left), Founder and President of BlackRock, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton
Frank Quattrone, Founder of the Technology Groups at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, Founder of Qatalyst Partners, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton
Karen Finerman, Hedge fund manager and founder of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Co-host of Fast Money, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton


Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of PayPal,[50] Tesla Motors[51] and SpaceX,[52] earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton
Mark Pincus, Founder and CEO of Zynga,[53] earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton

Government, law and nonprofit[edit]

Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast (2010-present), Governor of the Central Bank of West African States, Deputy Head of the International Monetary Fund
Boediono, Vice President (2009-2014), Minister for the Economy (2005-2009), Minister of Finance (2001-2005), former Governor of Bank Indonesia, The Central Bank of Indonesia
Pridiyathorn Devakula, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand (2014-Present), Minister of Finance (2006-2007), Governor of the Bank of Thailand (2001-2006), great-grandson of King Rama IV
Cesar Virata, Prime Minister (1981-1986), Minister of Finance (1970-1986), Philippines, namesake and Dean of the Cesar Virata School of Business at the University of the Philippines
Corrado Passera, Minister of Economic Development, Infrastructure and Transport, Italy, management consultant and investment banker, former CEO of Banca Intesa
Ignazio Visco, Governor of Banca d'Italia, the Central Bank of Italy (2011-Present), former Chief Economist of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Paul Judge, Chairman of the British Royal Society of Arts, Founder of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University
Fred Hilmer, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of New South Wales, former Dean of the Australian Graduate School of Management, former CEO of Fairfax Media


Mehmet Oz (Dr. Oz), host of The Dr. Oz Show, medical expert for The Oprah Winfrey Show, author of six New York Times bestsellers, winner of six Emmy Awards
Walter Annenberg (with President Ronald Reagan), American media mogul, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan, awarded the rank of Knight Commander (second-highest rank in the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II, awarded the rank of Knight of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, named an Officer of the French Legion of Honor

Real estate[edit]

Vikram Chatwal, property developer and hotelier, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton


Richard Koch, Co-founder of L.E.K. Consulting, author of 20 books on business strategy and the 80/20 principle
David Sklansky, Author on poker and blackjack strategy, winner of three World Series of Poker bracelets


David Montgomery, Co-owner, General Partner, Chairman and CEO of the Philadelphia Phillies, won the World Series in 2008
Peter O'Malley, former President, Chairman and CEO, Owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, business executive


James DePreist (with President George W. Bush), Director Emeritus of Conducting and Orchestral Studies at the Juilliard School, awarded the National Medal of Arts


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  5. ^ A Medical Calling Redirected: Arthur D. Collins, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  6. ^ He Made Airlines Fly Higher: Robert L. Crandall, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  7. ^ Sysco CEO, President and Director: William J. DeLaney, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 05-12-2013
  8. ^ He Delivers for UPS: Michael L. Eskew, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  9. ^ Flying High at US Airways: Rakesh Gangwal, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 10-21-1998
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  11. ^ Profile: Charles ‘Chip’ Goodyear, ‘‘The Guardian’’, 09-14-2009
  12. ^ Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, to Keynote 2013 Wharton School MBA for Executives, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-12-2013
  13. ^ The Business Leader as Statesman: Reginald H. Jones, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  14. ^ A Plainspoken Leader for Philips: Gerard Kleisterlee, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  15. ^ Forward Thinker for a Japanese/American Venture: Yotaro Kobayashi, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  16. ^ Universal Health Services Founder and CEO: Universal Health Services, ‘‘Fox Business’’, 03-26-2013
  17. ^ General Dynamics Executive Team: Chairman and CEO Phebe N. Novakovic, ‘‘General Dynamics’’, 03-22-2014
  18. ^ Boeing Chairman Platt Talks Trust Again, ‘‘Forbes’’, 05-03-2005
  19. ^ Consumer Research Pioneer: J.D. Power, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  20. ^ Pfizer CEO and Chairman: Edmund T. Pratt, ‘‘Pfizer: Gallery of Leaders’’, 12-08-2013
  21. ^ Marketing Genius for Pepsi and Apple: John Sculley, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  22. ^ King of the Start-ups at Franklin Mint and QVC: Joseph M. Segel, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  23. ^ Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership: James S. Tisch, ‘‘Wharton Alumni Club of New York’’, 10-29-2008
  24. ^ Chairman Emeritus at Northwest Airlines Corporation: Gary Wilson, ‘’CrunchBase’’, 11-13-2012
  25. ^ Forbes Faces: William Wrigley, ‘‘Forbes’’, 02-23-2001
  26. ^ Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Post: Klaus Zumwinkel, ‘‘Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd ed’’, 07-18-2013
  27. ^ "Master Investor: Ronald O. Perelman". Wharton School. March 23, 2007. 
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  29. ^ President of NASDAQ: Alfred Berkeley, ‘‘Forbes’’, 04-14-2008
  30. ^ H&R Block Newsroom: Richard A. Bloch, ‘‘H&R Block’’, 02-10-1997
  31. ^ "Executive Profile: Geoffrey T. Boisi". Bloomberg Businessweek. April 12, 2010. 
  32. ^ "Geoffrey T. Boisi: Visionary Investment Banker". Wharton School. August 16, 2007. 
  33. ^ The Most Powerful Trader on Wall Street You’ve Never Heard Of, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 07-20-2003
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  35. ^ MetLife President and COO C. Robert Henrikson Re-elected Chair of Huebner Foundation, ‘‘Business Wire’’, 11-28-2005
  36. ^ Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Impact: Vernon Hill, ‘‘Wharton Entrepreneurship’’, 10-07-2011
  37. ^ BlackRock President, Director and Founder: Robert S. Kapito, ‘‘Wharton Alumni Club of New York’’, 09-17-2009
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  42. ^ A Publishing Giant Goes Digital: Harold W. McGraw, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
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  44. ^ Ken Moelis: Founder of Moelis & Company, ‘‘Bloomberg’’, 08-10-2009
  45. ^ Och-Ziff Capital Management: Daniel Och, ‘‘The Richest’’, 03-04-2013
  46. ^ Morgan Stanley Executive Profile: Ruth Porat, ‘‘Bloomberg BusinessWeek’’, 09-15-2014
  47. ^ Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Larry Robbins August 2014
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  49. ^ An Understated Integrator for UBS AG: Peter A. Wuffli, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  50. ^ a b He Won’t Back Down: Elon Musk, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 09-01-2010
  51. ^ a b Entrepreneur Elon Musk: Why It’s Important to Pinch Pennies on the Road to Riches, ‘‘Knowledge@Wharton’’, 03-27-2009
  52. ^ a b SpaceX Leadership: Elon Musk, ‘‘SpaceX’’, 11-21-2011
  53. ^ a b Founder of Zynga: Mark Pincus, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 02-27-2014
  54. ^ Len Bosack, Co-Founder of Cisco Systems, ‘‘Wharton Entrepreneurship Club’’, 12-04-2011
  55. ^ Oracle’s President and CFO: Safra Catz, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
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  57. ^ Devices with Minimal Invasion, Maximum Benefit: Peter M. Nicholas, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  58. ^ Helft, Miguel (April 28, 2014). "The Dawn of the Chrome Age". Fortune 169 (6): 87. 
  59. ^ A Gentleman in Silicon Valley: Lewis E. Platt, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
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  61. ^ Biography: John Sculley, ‘‘A&E Television Networks, LLC: Biographies’’, 07-12-2008
  62. ^ James L. Vincent Helped Turn Biotech into a Winner, ‘‘The Boston Globe’’, 12-16-2013
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  64. ^ Janice Bellace: History of Singapore Management University, ‘‘Singapore Management University’’, 10-17-2010
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  71. ^ Dreamer Behind a Born in Brooklyn Empire: Laurence A. Tisch, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  72. ^ "Washington Post" – "Maxed Out' Man James Scurlock, Right on the Money"