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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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#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#37 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#27 on The Best Singers of All Time

#61 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

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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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#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#24 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#3 on The Best Singers of All Time

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

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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: 35

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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#25 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#47 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

#64 on The Best Athletes of All Time

#16 on People You Can't Believe Got Onstage for the 1989 Tour

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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

#16 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#40 on The Most Important Military Leaders in World History

#15 on The Most Influential Politicians in American 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: 44

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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#74 on The Best Reality Show Judges

#3 on The Sportiest Spice Girls (Other Than Sporty Spice)

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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, United States of America

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

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

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#14 on The Best African American Actors in Film

#19 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

#41 on The Greatest Non-White Actors in Hollywood

#32 on Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Golden Globe Nominations

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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: 38

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Actor

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

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

#45 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#8 on The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

#22 on Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities

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

#16 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 30

#4 on The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

#3 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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