Person 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses

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This list of famous Jehovah's Witnesses is sorted by fame and popularity. Jehovah's Witness is a Christian religion that prefers to use their own translation of the Bible entitled The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. They distribute literature door-to-door and they do not celebrate birthdays or holidays. Jehovah Witnesses also refuse blood transfusions, and they will not serve in the military.

Who is the most famous celebrity Jehovah's Witness? Prince tops our list. The “Purple Rain” musician Prince became a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, after his mother's death. Family friend and fellow Jehovah's Witness Larry Graham was a big influence on Prince during this time. It has been reported that once Prince needed hip surgery, but refused the treatment because his religion prevented him from accepting the supplemental blood needed to complete the procedure.

Michael Jackson was also a famous Jehovah's Witness. The Jackson family matriarch Katherine is a practicing Jehovah's witness, and she raised all of her children in the religion. Most of the Jacksons are no longer practicing, but Katherine has attempted to raise Michael Jackson's children as Jehovahs Witnesses. Recently, it was reported that Paris and Prince Michael Jackson told their grandmother that they would no longer pass out literature or go door-to-door to raise money for the religion.

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Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Prince was raised a Baptist, but converted to become a Jehovah's Witness in 2001, shortly after his mother's death.

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Age: Died at 57 (1958-2016)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: Batman, Happy Feet, Showgirls, Purple Rain

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

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Age: Died at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Musician Film Producer, + more

Credits: This Is It, Michael Jackson: Thriller, The Wiz, Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory

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#1 on The Best Pop Groups/Artists

#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#24 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#4 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Tennis player, Fashion designer, Businessperson, Actor Athlete, + more

Credits: Hair Show, Charity Jam, Wimbledon 2009 Official Film, Venus & Serena: For Real

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Dwight D. Eisenhower was raised a Jehovah's Witness, but he left the religion as an adult.

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Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Denison, Texas, USA

Profession: Politician, Soldier

Credits: The True Glory, Universal Newsreel, Nazi Concentration Camps, Crusade in Europe

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#3 on The Most Important Military Leaders In US History

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Geri Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Halliwell was young.

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Watford, United Kingdom

Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Model, + more

Credits: Bridget Jones's Diary, Geri Yoga, American Reunion, Geri Body Yoga

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#381 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#465 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

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Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Hustle and Flow star Terrence Howard has been quoted saying that he wants to become a Jehovah's Witness.  His wife is raising their children in the religion.

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor Voice acting

Credits: Iron Man, Prisoners, Hustle & Flow, The Brave One

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#473 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#119 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#287 on The Best Actors in Film History

#13 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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Michelle Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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"Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness.

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Age: 37

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: he Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7

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#248 on The Best Actresses in Film History

#1205 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#43 on Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#247 on The Most Beautiful Women in the World

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 27 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Rapper The Notorious B.I.G. was raised a Jehovah's Witness.

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Age: Died at 25 (1972-1997)

Birthplace: Clinton Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Composer Singer, + more

Credits: Bad Boys, 10 Things I Hate About You, 8 Mile, Superbad

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#237 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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#77 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#16 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 30

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