Attended Montessori Schools
Larry Page and Sergei Brin, Founders of Google, Jeff Bezos of amazon.com, and many others credit their Montessori education for much of their success.
On the Barbara Walters ABC-TV Special “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2004” Larry Page and Sergei Brin, founders of the popular internet search engine Google, credited their years as Montessori students as a major factor behind their success. When Barbara Walters asked if the fact that their parents were college professors was a factor behind their success, the said “no”, that it was their going to a Montessori school where they learned to be self-directed and self-starters. They said that Montessori education allowed them to learn to think for themselves and gave them freedom to pursue their own interests.
It is quite an interesting collection of people throughout history who have gone to Montessori schools, sent their children to Montessori schools, or supported this method of education in one way or another. The short list includes: Alice Waters, Friedrich Hundertwasser, Julia Child, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Mahatma Gandhi, Sigmund Freud, Buckminster Fuller, Leo Tolstoy, Bertrand Russell, Jean Piaget, Erick Erikson, John Hold, Ann Frank, the Dalai Lama, Jacqueline Kennedy, Prince William and Prince Harry of the English royal family, Cher Bono, Yul Brynner, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and world famous cellist YoYo Ma.
To learn more about who’s attended Montessori school, click here: http://www.mslf.org/famous-montessori-students/