Although there may be certain stereotypes associated with being in a fraternity or sorority, these associations can be great networking tools and can help shape future leaders and entrepreneurs. Vice President Kamala Harris is a proud member of the historically Black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha — her signature pearls are a symbol of the sorority — and she’s not the only super successful person who “went Greek” in college.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely pledged Delta Delta Delta at Florida State University, Glamour reported.
Billionaire founder of Bloomberg LP and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg joined Phi Kappa Psi at Johns Hopkins University, according to the Phi Kappa Psi Foundation. Bloomberg received the fraternity’s National Leadership Award in 1998.
CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett pledged the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity while attending the University of Pennsylvania, Chron.com reported.
Fashion mogul Tory Burch joined Kappa Alpha Theta while at the University of Pennsylvania, according to the official Kappa Alpha Theta website.
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George W. Bush
George W. Bush is just one of several former American presidents who are members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. His “brothers” include Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gerald R. Ford and George H. W. Bush, according to the official DKE website.
Oracle CEO Safra Catz joined the Chi Omega sorority at the University of Pennsylvania, according to the official Chi Omega website.
“Safra was a very focused young woman unceasingly working towards her goals,” Chi Omega National President Melanie Maxwell Shain, who served as a chapter advisor while Catz was in college, told the site. “She approached her academic pursuits with tremendous intensity. While living in the Chi Omega house, she didn’t hold a major leadership position in the chapter, but she always there as a good, supportive member.”
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Mark Cuban is a member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, according to the organization’s official website.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand joined Kappa Kappa Gamma at Dartmouth, The New Yorker reported.
Former Vice President Mike Pence joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at Hanover College, Newsweek reported.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority, according to Columbia University’s Alpha Chi website.
Virginia ‘Ginni’ Rometty
Virginia Rometty is the former chairman, president and CEO of IBM — but before she led the iconic technology company, she was a leader among her sorority sisters. Rometty served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma while attending Northwestern University, according to The Daily Northwestern.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz joined the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Northern Michigan University, according to the official fraternity website.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined Kappa Alpha Theta at George Washington University, The New York Times reported.
Whitney Wolfe Herd
Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of Bumble, joined Kappa Kappa Gamma while at SMU. She even recruited her sorority “big sister” to join the company as Bumble’s chief brand officer, SMU Magazine reported, so she could be added to this list as well.
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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is a member of the historically Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi, which he joined when he was a student at Harvard. He served the chapter’s executive board as exchequer, according to the official AEPi website.
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