Below is a partial listing of persons you may be familiar with who were Montessori children. Strong supporters of Montessori are listed afterwards. Currently, a list of images for each person is being compiled, please come back and visit again to see the images.
Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com
Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google
Will Wright, designer of The Sim video games
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
Anne Frank, renowned World War II diarist
Katherine Graham, owner-editor of The Washington Post
Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, rapper and CEO of Bad Boy Records
Julia Child, chef and author
Prince William and Prince Harry, sons of Charles, Prince of Wales
Helen Hunt, Academy Award-winning actress
George Clooney, Academy Award-winning actor
Chelsea Clinton, Daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
Joshua Bell, American violinist
Lea Salonga, multi-awarded singer and Broadway actress
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, editor, former first lady
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize winner for Literature
T. Berry Brazelton, noted pediatrician and author
Melissa and Sara Gilbert, actors
Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer
Hugh Grant, actor
Mark Zuckerberg – the co-founder of Facebook
Alice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse
Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree
John and Joan Cusack, actors
Strong supporters of Montessori:
Alexander Graham Bell, noted inventor, and his wife Mabel provided financial support directly to Dr. Montessori and helped establish the first Montessori Class in theUnited Statesin 1913.
Mister Rogers, children’s TV personality
Thomas Edison, noted scientist and inventor, helped found a Montessori school.
President Wilson’s daughter was a Montessori teacher. There was a Montessori Classroom in the White House during Wilson’s presidency.
Jean Piaget, noted Swiss psychologist, made his first observations of children in a Montessori school. He was also head of the Swiss Montessori Society for many years.
Henry Ford, industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production.
Sigmund Freud, neurologist who founded the discipline of psychoanalysis
Buckminster Fuller, engineer, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, futurist and second president of Mensa International, the high IQ society.
Leo Tolstoy, author
Bertrand Russell, philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic
Erik Erikson, developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theory on social development of human beings Mahatma Gandhi, the pre-eminent political and ideological leader of India during the Indian independence movement. A pioneer of satyagraha, or resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience — a philosophy firmly founded upon ahimsa, or total nonviolence
Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree