Celebrities 30 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 30 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.

Age: Dec. at 57 (1958-2016)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Michael Jackson was raised as a Jehovah's Witness.

Age: Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America

Also Ranked

#5 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Serena Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
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Serena Williams was raised a Jehovah's Witness and still practices today.

Age: 36

Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 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.

Age: Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Texas, Denison, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Grayson County, + more

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