Most Charismatic People of All Time

The Top Ten

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.

Whether or not you believe he was the Son of God, his teachings are some of the most inspiring in history.

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.

I can easily believe that Jesus Christ is at the top of this list, I mean, He did create all of us. Whether or not you choose to believe it, it is still true. His teachings have lasted since the dawn of time (aka the Seven Days of Creation), and are still huge in the world today. Oh, and please don't give this a thumbs down, after all, it is only an opinion. A pretty valid opinion at that. And, of course, this did take me a solid five minutes to type. And lastly-eh what the heck? I don't even have an account, do what is there to lose? Goodbye everyone! I'll remember you al in therapy!

AMEN! Although I think he transcends this list- as this is for humans and he is the King of Angels. By the way, to those who have negative comments, that's a reflection on you. You wouldn't like people insulting your opinions, especially ones you were passionate about- so your negative comment isn't about your religious opinion, it is about your lack of respect- you are just not polite...

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!

I have a book of his quotes. They never fail to inspire and amuse.

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.

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 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.

Very charming

6 Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889 - April 30, 1945) 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 ...read more.

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.

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.

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.

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!

8 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.

She is very charismatic.

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
10 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.

The Contenders

11 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, 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 ...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!"

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.

14 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.

Amazing charisma.

Just amazing stage presence

Extremely strong charisma.

15 Vera Lynn
16 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.

17 Tom Lehrer
18 Robert Downey Jr
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 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

23 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.
24 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.
25 Tupac 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.

Him along with the notorious B.I.G, Eminem and Michael Jackson should be in the top 10

If are planet was to fight another planet this would be the Commander and Chief

Some boy, made a decent lasagne, ps jew

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