Do You Know Where Bill Gates and 90 Other Celebrities Went to School?

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Many celebrities, including Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, have attended private schools, including politicians, diplomats, royalty, business leaders and other distinguished people. For some, security was an issue and attending private school kept the paparazzi at bay. For others, private school was a matter of pursuing academic excellence and giving their children a solid educational foundation.

And because of these and other reasons, private schools all over the world have educated many famous alums.

So, which school did Bill Gates attend? He attended the Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington. Here are some other famous private school alums and the schools they attended.

  1. Adlai Stevenson Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  2. Albert Gore, Jr. St. Alban's School, Washington, DC
  3. Alexandra Ripley Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
  4. Ali McGraw Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  5. Archibald MacLeish The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
  6. Arthur Golden Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN
  7. Barbara Bush Ashley Hall, Charleston, SC
  8. Benicio Del Toro Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  9. Bette Davis Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, MA
  10. Bill Gates Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
  11. Bill Fritz Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
  12. Brandt Snedeker Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
  13. Bruce Weitz Ransom Everglades, Coconut Grove, FL
  1. Chelsea Clinton Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC
  2. Christian Bale, Bournemouth School, Charminster, Bournemouth, Dorset, England
  3. Cole Porter Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA
  4. Condoleezza Rice St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, CO
  5. Daniel Radcliffe City of London School, London, England
  6. DeWitt Wallace Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  1. Diana, Princess of Wales Riddlesworth Hall, Diss, Norfolk, England
  2. Senator Edward Kennedy Milton Academy, Milton, MA
  3. Eliot Spitzer Horace Mann School, New York, NY
  4. Enrique Iglesias Gulliver Preparatory, Miami, FL
  5. Glenn Close Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  6. Farrah Forke The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
  7. Frank Shorter Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  8. George Carlin Cardinal Hayes High School, New York, NY
  9. George Prescott Bush Gulliver Preparatory, Miami, FL
  10. George Herbert Walker Bush Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  11. George Walker Bush Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  12. Gore Vidal Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  13. Gwyneth Paltrow The Spence School, New York, New York
  14. Howard Baker McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN
  15. Humphrey Bogart Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
  16. Ian Kiernan The Armidale School, NSW, Australia
  17. Ivanka Trump Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  18. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT
  19. James Stewart Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA
  20. James VanDerBeek Cheshire Academy, Chesire, CT
  21. Jamie Lee Curtis Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  22. Jane Fonda Emma Willard School, Troy, NY
  23. Jennifer Anniston Rudolf Steiner School, New York
  24. Jodie Foster Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  1. John Dos Passos Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  2. John O'Hurley Kingswood-Oxford School, West Hartford, CT
  3. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  4. John Irving Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
  5. John Kerry St. Paul's School, Concord, NH
  6. John McCain Episcopal High School, Alexandria, VA
  7. Jon Meacham McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN
  8. Julia Louise-Dreyfus Holton-Arms School, Bethesda, MD
  9. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend The Putney School, Putney, VT
  10. Laura Linney Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  11. Lisa Loeb The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
  12. Louise Fletcher All Saints School, Vicksburg, MS
  13. Madeline Albright Kent Denver School, Englewood, CO
  14. Madeleine L'EngleAshley Hall, Charleston, SC
  15. Madison Smartt Bell Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
  16. Mario Van Peebles St. Thomas More School, Oakdale, CT
  1. Mary Higgins Clark Villa Maria Academy, Bronx, NY
  2. Mel Gibson St Leo's College, Waitara, Sydney, Australia
  3. Michael Douglas Choate-Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
  4. Minoru B. Makihara St. Paul's, Concord, NH
  5. Morgan Entrekin Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
  6. Natalie Cole Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  7. Oliver Stone The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
  8. Paris Hilton The Dwight School, New York, NY
  9. Patricia Richardson The Hockaday School, Dallas, TX
  10. Peter Cousens The Armidale School, NSW, Australia
  11. Prince Harry Eton College, Windsor, England
  12. Prince William Eton College, Berkshire, England
  13. Queen Noor Concord Academy, Concord, MA
  14. Reggie Love Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC
  15. Reese Witherspoon Harding Academy, Nashville, TN
  16. Richard Speight Jr. Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
  17. S. Presley Blake Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  18. Shepard Smith Marshall Academy, Holly Springs, MS
  19. Sky Dayton Delphian School, Sheridan, OR
  20. Sunny von Bulow The Chapin School, New York, NY
  21. Stephen Crane The Pennington School, Pennington, NJ
  22. Steve Forbes The Brooks School, North Andover, MA
  23. Stewart Mott Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
  24. Stockard Channing The Madeira School, Mclean, VA
  25. Strobe Talbott St. Alban's School, Washington, DC
  26. Ted Danson Kent School, Kent, CT
  27. Ted Turner McCallie School, Chatanooga, TN
  28. Tim Russert Canisius High School, Buffalo, NY
  29. Tommy Lee Jones St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX
  30. Tucker Carlson St. George's School, Newport, RI
  31. Uma Thurman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA
  1. Will Ackerman Northfield Mt. Hermon School, Northfield, MA

 

Want to see where even more celebrities have attended private school? Check out this article, which includes pictures and even a few stories on celeb's lives at private school.

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