<p>John Bardeen--two time Nobel winner in physics--Wisconsin
13 UW alums have won Nobel prizes
30 have won Pulitzers
Ceos of Exxon, Yahoo, Cisco, Kimberly Clark, A.C.Nielsen (founder also), Toshiba, Exelon, ESPN,and Rayovac among many others.
Many filmmakers, TV writers and producers including shows such as David Letterman, MTV, Daily Show, Happy Days, Modern Family, Wings, Larry Sanders, and Miami Vice; movies including Blazing Saddles, Ghost, Airplane, The Magnificent 7, The Thin Blue Line, The Insider, Last of the Mohicans, The Apartment, and many many more.
Politics--Dick and Linda Cheney, Russ Feingold, President of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Bhutan, and last but not least Alberto Fujimori former Peruvian President.</p>