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 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: age 57
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Batman, Purple Rain, Girl 6, Under the Cherry Moon, Prêt-à-Porter, + more
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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: Men in Black II, Free Willy, Boomerang, Moonwalker, The Wiz, + more
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    Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

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    • Age: 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 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: Sputnik Mania, Town Meeting of the World
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    Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's mother became a Jehovah's Witness when Halliwell was young.

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: England, Watford
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Model, + more
    • Credits: Crank: High Voltage, Spice World, The Fat Slags, You Lucky Dog, All American Girl, + more
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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: age 46
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Iron Man, Crash, The Princess and the Frog, Ray, Prisoners, + more
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    "Lost" actress Michelle Rodriguez was raised a Jehovah's Witness.

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: Avatar, Lost, Resident Evil, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6, + more
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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: New York City, USA, New York, Clinton Hill
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Composer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: The Show, Hip Hop Time Capsule: The Best of RETV: 1994
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