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Famous Greeks

When you join a fraternity or a sorority, you'll be in great company. Many of our nation's movers and shakers got their start as members of Greek organizations—and maintain their Greek association after graduating. Check out our list of a few famous folks who owed much of their success to Greek membership or read on for more about where Greeks go after college.

Greeks make a difference
Fraternity and sorority members go on to make a big difference in many aspects of society. Check this out:

  • Studies show that 76 percent of our nation's senators and 85 percent of Fortune 500 executives were fraternity men
  • Since 1825, all U.S. presidents but three have been Greek
  • Since 1910, 89 percent of United States Supreme Court justices have been Greek
  • More than 8 million men and women in the U.S. and Canada are Greek
  • Greeks lead 43 of the nation's 50 largest corporations

Famous Greeks
Thought Greek life was only for party animals? Think again. All of the people listed here got their start in Greek organizations.

  • Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Joan Lunden
  • Amy Grant
  • John Wayne
  • George W. Bush
  • Michael Jordan
  • John Glen
  • Courtney Cox
  • Shaquille O'Neil
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Harper Lee
  • Katie Couric
  • Bill Cosby
  • Jim Palmer
  • Jack Nicklaus
  • Lou Gehrig
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Tom Selleck
  • David Letterman
  • Robert Redford
  • Harrison Ford
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