The eight Ivy League Schools – Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Brown and The University of Pennsylvania – turn out some of our great business leaders, professionals and political leaders. But you’d be surprised to find out how many of America’s biggest celebrities have graduated from these great colleges. We’ve compiled a list of 50 people you’re likely familiar with – many have won Academy Awards and Golden Globes, but their greatest achievements may be the diplomas hanging on their walls.
1. Anderson Cooper
College – Yale
Graduated – 1989
Fun Fact – Anderson Cooper’s mother is Gloria Vanderbilt, the famous fashion designer and one of the heirs to the Vanderbilt fortune
Best Known For: CNN Reporter; Host of Anderson Cooper 360; 60 Minutes Correspondent