The Achievers

From all walks of life

George Lucas, Class of 1989

Hank Aaron
Baseball Immortal, Inducted in 1977
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Basketball Scoring Champion, Inducted in 1989
Edward Albee
Three Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, Inducted in 2005
Tenley Albright, M.D.
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1976
Dame Julie Andrews
Stage and Screen Actress, Inducted in 2004
Maya Angelou
Poet and Historian, Inducted in 1990
Robert D. Ballard, Ph.D.
Discoverer of the Titanic, Inducted in 1990
Sir Roger Bannister
Track and Field Legend, Inducted in 2000
Ehud Barak
Former Prime Minister of Israel, Inducted in 2001
Lee R. Berger, Ph.D.
Cradle of Humankind, Inducted in 2012
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Father of the World Wide Web, Inducted in 2007
Yogi Berra
Baseball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2005
Jeffrey P. Bezos
Founder and CEO, Amazon.com, Inducted in 2001
Benazir Bhutto
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Inducted in 2000
Keith L. Black, M.D.
Pioneering Neurosurgeon, Inducted in 1999
Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine, Inducted in 2000
David Boies
Counselor and Human Rights Advocate, Inducted in 2014
Norman E. Borlaug, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 1971
Benjamin C. Bradlee
The Washington Post, Inducted in 1988
Sergey Brin
Founding CEO of Google Inc., Inducted in 2004
J. Carter Brown
Director Emeritus, National Gallery of Art, Inducted in 2001
Linda Buck, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine, Inducted in 2005
Carol Burnett
Television Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2014
George H. W. Bush
41st President of the United States, Inducted in 1995
Susan Butcher
Champion Sled-Dog Racer, Inducted in 1988
James Cameron
Film Futurist, Inducted in 1998
Benjamin S. Carson, M.D.
Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Inducted in 1995
Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States, Inducted in 1984
Johnny Cash
Country Music Legend, Inducted in 1988
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health, Inducted in 1994
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
Pioneer of Heart Transplants, Inducted in 1968
Francis Ford Coppola
Filmmaker, Producer and Screenwriter, Inducted in 1994
Ray Dalio
Hedge Fund Master, Inducted in 2012
Olivia de Havilland
Two Oscars for Best Actress, Inducted in 1978
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D.
Father of Modern Cardiovascular Surgery, Inducted in 1967
Michael S. Dell
Founder and Chairman, Dell Inc., Inducted in 1998
Joan Didion
Novelist and Essayist, Inducted in 2006
Rita Dove
Former Poet Laureate of the United States, Inducted in 1994
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
Undersea Explorer, Inducted in 1991
Mohamed ElBaradei
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2006
Gertrude B. Elion, M.Sc.
Nobel Prize in Medicine, Inducted in 1989
Larry J. Ellison
Founder and CEO, Oracle Corporation, Inducted in 1997
Nora Ephron
Humorist, Screenwriter and Director, Inducted in 2007
Julius Erving
Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1988
Paul Farmer, M.D.
Global Health Crusader, Inducted in 2009
Suzanne Farrell
Ballerina Extraordinaire, Inducted in 1987
Sally Field
Two Oscars for Best Actress, Inducted in 2005
Carlos Fuentes
Author, Scholar and Diplomat, Inducted in 2006
Athol Fugard
Novelist and Playwright, Inducted in 2014
Ernest J. Gaines
Master of the Novel, Inducted in 2001
William H. Gates III
Co-founder, Microsoft Corporation, Inducted in 1992
Frank O. Gehry
Architecture Gold Medal, Inducted in 1995
Vince Gill
Country Music Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1997
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, Inducted in 1995
Louise Glück
Former Poet Laureate of the United States, Inducted in 2012
Whoopi Goldberg
Actress and Activist, Inducted in 1994
Dame Jane Goodall
Primatologist and Anthropologist, Inducted in 1987
Doris Kearns Goodwin, Ph.D.
Pulitzer Prize for History, Inducted in 1996
Mikhail S. Gorbachev
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2000
Nadine Gordimer
Nobel Prize in Literature, Inducted in 2009
Carol Greider, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine, Inducted in 2000
John Grisham
Bestselling Author, Inducted in 1993
Dorothy Hamill
U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1996
Lauryn Hill
Singer, Songwriter and Rapper, Inducted in 2000
Sir Edmund Hillary
Conqueror of Mount Everest, Inducted in 1973
Reid Hoffman
Internet Entrepreneur, Inducted in 2014
Khaled Hosseini, M.D.
Storytelling Phenomenon, Inducted in 2008
Ron Howard
Oscar for Best Director, Inducted in 1997
John Hume
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2002
Louis Ignarro, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Medicine, Inducted in 2014
Daniel K. Inouye
War Hero and Statesman, Inducted in 1968
Jeremy Irons
Stage and Screen Actor, Inducted in 2000
John Irving
National Book Award, Inducted in 2005
Sir Peter Jackson
Oscar for Best Director, Inducted in 2006
Donald C. Johanson, Ph.D.
Discoverer of Lucy, Inducted in 1976
Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
Presidential Medal of Freedom, Inducted in 1978
Philip C. Johnson
Dean of American Architects, Inducted in 1991
Chuck Jones
Animation Pioneer, Inducted in 1990
James Earl Jones
National Medal of Arts, Inducted in 1996
Quincy Jones
Music Impresario, Inducted in 1984
Thomas Keller
Culinary Impresario, Inducted in 2014
Anthony M. Kennedy
Justice, Supreme Court of the United States, Inducted in 2005
B.B. King
King of the Blues, Inducted in 2004
Carole King
Singer and Songwriter, Inducted in 2014
Coretta Scott King
Pioneer of Civil Rights, Inducted in 1997
Henry A. Kissinger, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2002
Willem J. Kolff, M.D., Ph.D.
Father of Artificial Organs, Inducted in 1971
Wendy Kopp
Founder, Teach for America, Inducted in 2006
Henry R. Kravis
Financier and Investor, Inducted in 1987
Nicholas D. Kristof
Journalist, Author and Columnist, Inducted in 2008
Mike Krzyzewski
Collegiate Basketball Champion, Inducted in 1995
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor and Futurist, Inducted in 2000
Eric S. Lander, Ph.D.
Human Genome Pioneer, Inducted in 1999
Robert S. Langer, Sc.D.
Biomedical Engineering, Inducted in 2003
Richard E. Leakey
Paleoanthropologist and Conservationist, Inducted in 2007
Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Inducted in 2014
Congressman John R. Lewis
Champion of Civil Rights, Inducted in 2004
Maya Lin
Artist and Architect, Inducted in 2000
George Lucas
Creator of Star Wars, Inducted in 1989
Norman Mailer
National Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, Inducted in 2004
Peyton Manning
Super Bowl Champion Quarterback, Inducted in 2007
Wynton Marsalis
Pulitzer Prize for Music, Inducted in 1988
John C. Mather, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physics, Inducted in 2007
Johnny Mathis
Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Inducted in 2011
Willie Mays
Baseball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 1975
Frank McCourt
Pulitzer Prize for Biography, Inducted in 1999
David McCullough
Two Pulitzer Prizes for Biography, Inducted in 1985
Audra McDonald
Six Tony Awards, Inducted in 2012
Admiral William H. McRaven, USN
Global War on Terrorism, Inducted in 2014
W. S. Merwin
Former Poet Laureate of the United States, Inducted in 2008
James A. Michener
Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Inducted in 1971
Mario J. Molina, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Inducted in 1996
Story Musgrave, M.D.
Dean of American Astronauts, Inducted in 1994
Peggy Noonan
Journalist and Presidential Speechwriter, Inducted in 1995
Jessye Norman
Legendary Opera Soprano, Inducted in 1992
Lt. Thomas R. Norris, USN
Medal of Honor, Inducted in 1976
Joyce Carol Oates
National Book Award, Inducted in 1997
Pierre Omidyar
Founder of eBay, Inducted in 2000
Larry Page
Founding CEO of Google Inc., Inducted in 2004
Arnold Palmer
The King of Golf, Inducted in 1995
Rosa Parks
Pioneer of Civil Rights, Inducted in 1995
Suzan-Lori Parks
Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Inducted in 2007
Linus C. Pauling, Ph.D.
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace, Inducted in 1979
Shimon Peres
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2003
General David H. Petraeus, USA
Military Strategist, Inducted in 2012
Sidney Poitier
Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, Inducted in 2014
General Colin L. Powell, USA
Congressional Gold Medal, Inducted in 1988
Harold Prince
Broadway Producer and Director, Inducted in 2007
Lloyd Richards
Tony Award-winning Director, Inducted in 1987
Sally K. Ride, Ph.D.
First American Woman in Space, Inducted in 2004
Sonny Rollins
Greatest Living Jazz Soloist, Inducted in 2006
Anthony Romero
Executive Director, ACLU, Inducted in 2009
James Rosenquist
Pop Art Master, Inducted in 1988
Bill Russell
Basketball Hall of Fame, Inducted in 2008
Albie Sachs
Constitutional Court of South Africa, Inducted in 2009
Jonas Salk, M.D.
Developer of the Polio Vaccine, Inducted in 1976
Barry Scheck
The Innocence Project, Inducted in 2008
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA
Congressional Gold Medal, Inducted in 1991
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group, Inducted in 1999
Glenn T. Seaborg, Ph.D.
Discoverer of Plutonium, Inducted in 1972
Neil Sheehan
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Inducted in 1990
Admiral Alan B. Shepard, Jr., USN
First American in Space, Inducted in 1981
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2008
Carlos Slim Helú
Financier and Philanthropist, Inducted in 1994
Frederick W. Smith
Founder and Chairman, FedEx Corporation, Inducted in 1998
Stephen Sondheim
Composer and Lyricist, Inducted in 2005
Wole Soyinka
Nobel Prize in Literature, Inducted in 2009
Esperanza Spalding
Jazz Phenomenon, Inducted in 2014
Martha Stewart
Multimedia Lifestyle Entrepreneur, Inducted in 1995
Admiral James B. Stockdale, USN
Medal of Honor, Inducted in 1976
Hilary Swank
Two Oscars for Best Actress, Inducted in 2007
Amy Tan
Bestselling Novelist, Inducted in 1996
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Beloved Opera Singer, Inducted in 2006
Edward Teller, Ph.D.
Father of the Hydrogen Bomb, Inducted in 1961
Twyla Tharp
Dancer and Choreographer, Inducted in 1993
Wayne Thiebaud
Painter and Teacher, Inducted in 1987
Lt. Michael E. Thornton, USN
Medal of Honor, Inducted in 2001
Charles H. Townes, Ph.D.
Inventor of the Maser and Laser, Inducted in 1969
David Trimble
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2002
Robert Edward (Ted) Turner
Founder, Cable News Network, Inducted in 1984
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2003
John Updike
Two Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, Inducted in 2004
Gore Vidal
National Book Award, Inducted in 2006
Antonio Villaraigosa
Civic Leadership, Inducted in 2006
Lech Walesa
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 2000
James D. Watson, Ph.D.
Discoverer of the DNA Molecule, Inducted in 1986
Andrew Weil, M.D.
Father of Integrative Medicine, Inducted in 1998
Elie Wiesel
Nobel Prize for Peace, Inducted in 1996
Edward O. Wilson, Ph.D.
Father of Sociobiology, Inducted in 1988
Oprah Winfrey
Media Entrepreneur, Inducted in 1989
John Wooden
Basketball's Coaching Legend, Inducted in 1976
Bob Woodward
Investigative Journalist, Inducted in 1995
General Chuck Yeager, USAF
First Man to Break the Sound Barrier, Inducted in 1974
Andrew J. Young
Civil Rights Ambassador, Inducted in 1983