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: 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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    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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    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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    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: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Iron Man, Prisoners, Hustle & Flow, The Brave One
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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: Texas, USA, San Antonio
    • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor
    • Credits: he Fast and the Furious, Avatar, Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6, Furious 7
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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, USA
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper, Composer, Singer, + more
    • Credits: Bad Boys, 10 Things I Hate About You, 8 Mile, Superbad
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