Famous People Who Are Engineers or Scientists

While these famous people did not become known as engineers or scientists, they did pursue science and engineering careers before finding stardom -- and sometimes after.

Rob Spiegel

April 26, 2023

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Here’s a slew of celebrities who quit their day job to pursue their passion. In the case of these famous people, their day jobs were in engineering or science.

We also found a video that covers celebrities that hold STEM degrees.

The video shows off far fewer celebrities than our article, so it pays to both watch the video and peruse our list.



About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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