Some of our more famous alumni


You'll probably recognize some of our well-known alumni. If you've ever used Facebook, you can thank Mark Zuckerberg (Harvard '06). If you've seen any Gene Wilder (Iowa '55) film, yup, he's AEPi. ESPN's founder, Chet Simmons (GW '50), is an AEPi alumni, as is the owner of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, Jerry Reinsdorf (GW '57). The commissioner of the NHL, Garry Bettman (Cornell '72), is AEPi. Both Paul Simon (Queens '63) and Art Garfunkel (Columbia '64) are AEPi grads as well.

The complete list:

  • Irving Azoff - Former President, MCA Records, Illinois '70
  • Herbert Baum - President, Quaker Oil, Drake '58
  • Newton Becker - Founder, Becker CPA Review Course, Kent State '52
  • Gary Bettman - Commissioner, National Hockey League, Cornell '72
  • Wolf Blitzer - Journalist, Author, CNN Correspondent, SUNY Buffalo '70
  • Myles Brand - President, Indiana University, R.P.I. '64
  • James Brooks - Director of "Terms of Endearment"/ Producer of "The Simpsons", NYU '58
  • Ken Chertow - U.S. Wrestling Team, Penn State '89
  • Richard H. Frank - President of Walt Disney Studios, Illinois '64
  • Steve Friedman - Executive Producer of NBC Nightly News, Illinois '68
  • Art Garfunkel - Singer/Composer, Columbia '64
  • Leonard Goldberg - Former Chairman of 20th Century Fox, Pennsylvania '55
  • Steve Goldman - Executive Vice President, Paramount Pictures, Illinois '64
  • Nathaniel Goldstein - Former New York Attorney General, NYU '15, (deceased)
  • Sheldon Good - International Realtor, World President of FIBICA Illinois '55
  • Russ Herman - Past President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Tulane '64
  • David Horowitz - Television Personality/Consumer Advocate, Bradley '59
  • William Immerman - Former Senior VP for 20th century Fox/Film Producer, Wisconsin '59
  • Allan Jaffe - Family Owner of New Orleans' Preservation Hall, Pennsylvania '57, (deceased)
  • Martin Leaf - Family Owner, Founder, Leaf Candies and Donruss Baseball Cards, Illinois '47
  • Jerry Lewis - Comedian/Chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Washington
  • Richard Lewis - Actor/Comedian, Ohio State '69
  • David Markin - Chairman of U.S. Tennis Association, Bradley '53
  • Perry Mendel - Founder, Kinder Care Day Care Centers, Emory '43
  • Charles Moskowitz - Former President/Treasurer, MGM Studios, NYU '14 (deceased)
  • Louis Nizer - Lawyer/Novelist, Columbia (deceased)
  • Ron Popeil - Inventor, Infomercial Producer, Owner, Ronco Industries, Illinois '57
  • Jerry Reinsdorf - Owner of Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox, George Washington '57
  • Abe Saperstein - Former owner of Harlem Globetrotters, Illinois, (deceased)
  • Samuel Shapiro - Former Illinois Governor, Illinois '29, (deceased)
  • Fred Silverman - Independent Producer, Former President NBC Television, Syracuse '58
  • Chet Simmons - Founder of ESPN, George Washington '50
  • Paul Simon - Singer/Composer, Queens '63
  • Jack Stahl - Former President, Coca Cola, Emory '76
  • Steve Stone - Chicago Cubs Announcer, Kent State '69
  • Sanford Weill - Co-chairman, Citigroup, Cornell '55
  • Gene Wilder - Actor/Producer/Director, Iowa '55
  • Walter Winchell - Early Gossip Columnist/Radio Personality, Miami, (deceased)
  • Scott Wolf - Actor, George Washington '91
  • Boris Yaro - 4-Time Pulitzer Prize Winning Photographer, St. Univ. of Iowa / USC
  • H. Albert Young - Former Delaware Attorney General, Delaware '26, (deceased)