1 Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4). ...read more.
I believe HIS charisma beyond words and understanding.. Wait till we meet HIM face to face then we'll know what I believe!
Whether or not you believe he was the Son of God, his teachings are some of the most inspiring in history. - PetSounds
He founded a religion by himself, inspiring others and impacting history and society greatly. His religion that he founded created millions of zealous believers that throughout the ages, have fought wars, brought peace, preached life, heralded death, all in his name. His importance and role in humanity's growth cannot be understated.
2 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.
He was wise beyond his years, talented and so charismatic in his ability to communicate his ardent desire for peace and equality or all!
A real master of words and attitude.
The most brilliant, talented, kind, compassionate, well spoken and out spoken for the underdog and for equality and all humanity!
Loved all that he stood for. Compassion, sharing and equality.
3 Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.
I really admire this gentleman. His "Keep Calm And Carry On" speeches helped to lift a whole nations spirits through one of the toughest times in British history. He also had a fantastic sense of humour! - Britgirl
I have a book of his quotes. They never fail to inspire and amuse. - PetSounds
Without him the nazis would have taken over the world
4 Richard Feynman
Richard Phillips Feynman was an American theoretical physicist known for his work in the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics, the theory of quantum electrodynamics, and the physics of the superfluidity of supercooled liquid helium, as well as in particle physics for which he proposed the ...read more.
Feynman had very charismatic ways of explaining physics. I would have loved to have seen it in action. - PositronWildhawk
Wow, I was not expecting Richard Feynman to be this high on ANY list on TheTopTens. Anyway, I'm glad that he has at least some notability here and do agree that he was quite charismatic.
5 Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of Nazi Germany, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of ...read more.
You can hate him (and you should), but there's no denying this man is likely the most charismatic man to ever have lived. Just listen to his speeches. Even if you don't speak German, you feel inspired, compelled, and you don't know why. - SolaHaze
Despite his ethics and, like, really poor opinions in general, uniting a broken nation back into another war and successfully conquering most of Europe takes some almighty charisma skills. He should really be #1.
Adolf Hitler was a true master of manipulation. Always "a man of the people," he turned his allies into his subordinates and rose through the ranks of Germany much faster than any politician of his time. His charisma seduced his entire country into to believe that starting a genocide against the innocent Jews was for the better good. Personally, I think every charismatic dictator deserves to be on this list.
Adolf Hitler was one of the most charismatic people of The Great Depression. He promised change to the entire country of Germany and many citizens of the US turned to him for help. People were desperate for help financially and he gave them hope for a better future. He promised to end The Great Depression and had everyone on his side. He was a man for the people.
6 Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home.
Close to becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Her Majesty is a true example of grace. - PetSounds
She is very charismatic.
7 Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. He is remembered for his epigrams, his novel ...read more.
Completely agree with whoever added this. Thank-you! - PetSounds
8 Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science.
Brains and intrigue a winning formula for global success, without the mass casualties of some people on this list.
9 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
Madonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has ...read more.
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11 Stephen Fry
Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter and activist. After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, Fry secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English ...read more.
12 Thomas Edison
Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.
"I haven't failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work!" - PetSounds
Adore that quote. Seriously. - PositronWildhawk
13 Paul the Apostle
Paul the Apostle, commonly known as Saint Paul, and also known by his native name Saul of Tarsus was an apostle who taught the gospel of the Christ to the 1st-century world.
He was a great teacher, and his epistles are some of the greatest works ever written. - PetSounds
14 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
Should be number 1
Hilarious that this man is rated lower than most of the people on top of the list.
His charisma was so extreme that people was in awe of him just by being in the same room as him. Big Hollywood starts were starstrucked.
Most charismatic idol to be ever born.
A man that had everything and lost it.
15 Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara, 5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Zanzibari-born British singer of Indian descent, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave ...read more.
How can you not love Freddie? At a concert he had thousands of people in the palm of his hand, and if he told them to sing they would, while on the inside he was such a nice, caring and loving person. Everyone who came to know him has said he was attentive, lovable, and had a presence wherever he was.
No one and nobody was more charismic and charming than Freddie Mercury..
Just amazing stage presence
16 Vera Lynn
17 Robert Downey Jr
18 Tom Lehrer
19 John Cleese
John Marwood Cleese is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and as a scriptwriter and performer on The Frost Report.
20 Judy Garland
Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.
21 Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
Hard to think why there's even a competition. He did everything with charisma! You look at him and you can't find a flaw. Just a RARE form of human
22 Neil Armstrong
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.
23 Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and semi-retired professional wrestler, signed with WWE.
Can you smell... What the Rock. Is. Cooking
The Most Charismatic of all time
24 Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, was a British stateswoman and politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and was the first ...read more.
25 Robbie Williams
Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
Good or Bad he is certainly charismatic
Everybody admires this man - if they know him
26 Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.
Personable and accessible his quotes are funny and straight to the point. - Dyshpo
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
Some boy, made a decent lasagne, ps jew
If are planet was to fight another planet this would be the Commander and Chief
28 Jim Morrison
James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, songwriter, and poet best remembered as the lead singer of the Doors.
If I have to think of a charismatic person he immediately pops up
Morrison was and is a God.
29 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909. As a leader of the Republican Party during this time, he became a driving force for the Progressive Era in the United States in the ...read more.
Arguably the most charismatic US President.
30 Benito Mussolini
Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until he was ousted in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. ...read more.
By the way The most crazy and charismatic Person that had ever lived
This Man is Inside and should have been called Duce of Charisma
31 Cary Grant
Cary Grant, born Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was a British-American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He began a career in Hollywood in the early 1930s, and became known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and light-hearted ...read more.
For sure a charismatic personality, Love to watch his movies...
Absolutely! My favourite actor, and they don't come much more charismatic! - PetSounds
32 Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain was born February 20, 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. In 1987, he started the grunge band Nirvana, which became one of the most successful bands ever. He was a talented yet troubled grunge performer. Kurt Cobain became a rock legend in the 1990s with his band. He committed suicide at his ...read more.
33 Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.
34 Bill Clinton
William Jefferson Clinton (Born August 19th 1946) is an American politician who was the 42nd President of the United States. He previously served as governor of Arkansas. He became president after unseating incumbent president George H.W. Bush in 1992. He was re-elected in 1996 after defeating Senator ...read more.
Without doubt the most empathetic, charming person of all time
35 Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
He truly made his mark on rock and metal music. Honored and remembered by every metalhead alive, R.I.P Dio.
36 Dami Im
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
38 Donald Trump
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.
39 David Bowie
David Robert Jones (January 8, 1947 - January 10, 2016) was an English singer born in London, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He is credited for his experimental and creative musical discography which has won praise and accolades for many critics and fans. ...read more.
40 Jim Parsons
James Joseph "Jim" Parsons is an American actor. He is known for playing Sheldon Cooper in the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.
41 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.
The most beautiful ASS ever! Charismatic butt!
Napoléon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the Revolutionary Wars.
43 Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
44 Sandra Bullock
Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.
45 Johnny Cash
John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.
He was such a talented singer.
PS. Why the hell is Hitler in this list?
46 Tom Hanks
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. ...read more.
47 Errol Flynn
Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia de Havilland.
Without a doubt. His presence could light up an entire stage and screen. This cannot be learned.
48 Barbra Streisand
Barbara Joan Streisand, known professionally as Barbra Streisand, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
49 John Paul II
He truly believed that everyone in the world was loved and unique.
50 James May
James Daniel May is a British television presenter and journalist. He is widely known for his years as a co-presenter of the motoring programme Top Gear alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond from 2003 to 2015.