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A List of famous Buddhists. This list compiles well known individuals who practice or have heavily studied Buddhism. All branches of Buddhism have been included. Buddhism is a philosophy and religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known to most of us as "the Buddha." Though it's found throughout the world, Buddhism is most popular in Asia, and it originated within India. There are two major branches of Buddhism, Mahayana and Theravada, the former being the most popular. The common thread among all branches of Buddhism is the concept of "dependent origination", that reality is an interwoven web of cause and effect.

Though its origins are distant, there are plenty of famous American Buddhists. Buddhism is the philosophy held or studied by every individual on this list of celebrity Buddhists.

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Buddhists
Allen Ginsberg Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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Chow Yun-Fat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Buddhists
Chow Yun-Fat age 61

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Buddhists
Courtney Love age 52

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George Dvorsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Buddhists

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Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Buddhists

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Buddhists
Jet Li age 53

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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Buddhists
k.d. lang age 55

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Kate Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Buddhists
Kate Bosworth age 34

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Kenneth Pai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Buddhists
Kenneth Pai

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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Buddhists
Leonard Cohen age 82

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Oliver Stone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Buddhists
Oliver Stone age 70

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Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Buddhists
Orlando Bloom age 40

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Richard Gere is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Buddhists
Richard Gere age 67

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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Buddhists
Sharon Stone age 59

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Steven Seagal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Buddhists
Steven Seagal age 65

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Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Buddhists
Tiger Woods age 41

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Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Buddhists
Tina Turner age 77

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Wong Ah Kiu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Buddhists
Wong Ah Kiu Died at 88 (1918-2006)