List of Wharton School alumni

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Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States, and founder and CEO of the Trump Organization, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton.

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 list of notable Wharton School alumni.

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


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)
Ronald Perelman, Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Group, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton.


Private equity CEOs, all Wharton alumni, at the Wharton Global Alumni Forum in Milan, Italy
Daniel Och, founder of Och-Ziff Capital Management, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton.
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, and founder of Qatalyst Partners, earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton.


Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Paypal,[37] Tesla Motors[38] and SpaceX,[39] 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-present), Minister for the Economy (2005-2009), Minister of Finance (2001-2005), Indonesia
Cesar Virata, Prime Minister (1981-1986), Minister of Finance (1970-1986), Philippines
Corrado Passera, Minister of Economic Development, Infrastructure and Transport, Italy
Paul Judge, Chairman of the British Royal Society of Arts, founder of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University


Real estate[edit]



  • Hoodie Allen, aka Steven Markowitz, hip-hop artist and rapper


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  4. ^ A Medical Calling Redirected: Arthur D. Collins, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  5. ^ He Made Airlines Fly Higher: Robert L. Crandall, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  6. ^ Sysco CEO, President and Director: William J. DeLaney, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 05-12-2013
  7. ^ He Delivers for UPS: Michael L. Eskew, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  8. ^ Flying High at US Airways: Rakesh Gangwal, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 10-21-1998
  9. ^ Profile: Charles ‘Chip’ Goodyear, The Guardian, 09-14-2009
  10. ^ Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, to Keynote 2013 Wharton School MBA for Executives, Wharton School, 03-12-2013
  11. ^ The Business Leader as Statesman: Reginald H. Jones, Wharton School, 03-16-2007
  12. ^ A Plainspoken Leader for Philips: Gerard Kleisterlee, Wharton School, 03-16-2007
  13. ^ Forward Thinker for a Japanese/American Venture: Yotaro Kobayashi, Wharton School, 03-16-2007
  14. ^ Universal Health Services Founder and CEO: Universal Health Services, Fox Business, 03-26-2013
  15. ^ General Dynamics Executive Team: Chairman and CEO Phebe N. Novakovic, ‘‘General Dynamics’’, 03-22-2014
  16. ^ Boeing Chairman Platt Talks Trust Again, ‘‘Forbes’’, 05-03-2005
  17. ^ Consumer Research Pioneer: J.D. Power, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  18. ^ Pfizer CEO and Chairman: Edmund T. Pratt, ‘‘Pfizer: Gallery of Leaders’’, 12-08-2013
  19. ^ Marketing Genius for Pepsi and Apple: John Sculley, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  20. ^ King of the Start-ups at Franklin Mint and QVC: Joseph M. Segel, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  21. ^ Joseph Wharton Award for Leadership: James S. Tisch, ‘‘Wharton Alumni Club of New York’’, 10-29-2008
  22. ^ Chairman Emeritus at Northwest Airlines Corporation: Gary Wilson, ‘’CrunchBase’’, 11-13-2012
  23. ^ Forbes Faces: William Wrigley, ‘‘Forbes’’, 02-23-2001
  24. ^ Chairman and CEO of Deutsche Post: Klaus Zumwinkel, ‘‘Encyclopedia of Business, 2nd ed’’, 07-18-2013
  25. ^ President of NASDAQ: Alfred Berkeley, ‘‘Forbes’’, 04-14-2008
  26. ^ H&R Block Newsroom: Richard A. Bloch, ‘‘H&R Block’’, 02-10-1997
  27. ^ The Most Powerful Trader on Wall Street You’ve Never Heard Of, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 07-20-2003
  28. ^ MetLife President and COO C. Robert Henrikson Re-elected Chair of Huebner Foundation, ‘‘Business Wire’’, 11-28-2005
  29. ^ Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Impact: Vernon Hill, ‘‘Wharton Entrepreneurship’’, 10-07-2011
  30. ^ BlackRock President, Director and Founder: Robert S. Kapito, ‘‘Wharton Alumni Club of New York’’, 09-17-2009
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  32. ^ Chairman and CEO: William E. Macaulay, ‘‘First Reserve’’, 05-12-2013
  33. ^ Ken Moelis: Founder of Moelis & Company, ‘‘Bloomberg’’, 08-10-2009
  34. ^ Och-Ziff Capital Management: Daniel Och, ‘‘The Richest’’, 03-04-2013
  35. ^ Forbes: The World's Billionaires - Larry Robbins August 2014
  36. ^ An Understated Integrator for UBS AG: Peter A. Wuffli, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  37. ^ a b He Won’t Back Down: Elon Musk, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 09-01-2010
  38. ^ a b Entrepreneur Elon Musk: Why It's Important to Pinch Pennies on the Road to Riches, ‘‘Knowledge@Wharton’’, 03-27-2009
  39. ^ a b SpaceX Leadership: Elon Musk, ‘‘SpaceX’’, 11-21-2011
  40. ^ Len Bosack, Co-Founder of Cisco Systems, ‘‘Wharton Entrepreneurship Club’’, 12-04-2011
  41. ^ Oracle's President and CFO: Safra Catz, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
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  44. ^ Devices with Minimal Invasion, Maximum Benefit: Peter M. Nicholas, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  45. ^ Founder of Zynga: Mark Pincus, ‘‘Bloomberg Businessweek’’, 02-27-2014
  46. ^ A Gentleman in Silicon Valley: Lewis E. Platt, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  47. ^ Biography: John Sculley, ‘‘A&E Television Networks, LLC: Biographies’’, 07-12-2008
  48. ^ James L. Vincent Helped Turn Biotech into a Winner, ‘‘The Boston Globe’’, 12-16-2013
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  50. ^ Charlie Savage and Ben White. Bailout role elevates U.S. official. The New York Times, Oct. 8, 2008. Accessed Dec. 30, 2013.
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  56. ^ Who is Laura Lang, Time Inc's New CEO?, ‘‘Advertising Age’’, 11-30-2011
  57. ^ "Obituary of Gerald S. Lestz". Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  58. ^ A Publishing Giant Goes Digital: Harold W. McGraw, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007
  59. ^ Dreamer Behind a Born in Brooklyn Empire: Laurence A. Tisch, ‘‘Wharton School’’, 03-16-2007