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 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...
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.
He was born of a virgin, was the incarnation of God, was his own son and his own father, sacrificed his only son -- himself -- for all of our sins, was resurrected, and went to Heaven where he now sits next to himself! If that's not badass then nothing is.
2 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.
He was widely known for his charisma.
3 John Lennon
John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) 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 ...read more.
He was wise beyond his years, talented and so charismatic in his ability to communicate his ardent desire for peace and equality or all!
The most brilliant, talented, kind, compassionate, well spoken and out spoken for the underdog and for equality and all humanity!
I don't agree with everything he said and did, but he stood up for his beliefs. I admire him for that.
Loved all that he stood for. Compassion, sharing and equality.
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.
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.
Feynman had very charismatic ways of explaining physics. I would have loved to have seen it in action.
5 Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest and most influential physicists of all time. Einstein is best known for developing the theory of relativity, but he also made important contributions to the development ...read more.
Brains and intrigue a winning formula for global success, without the mass casualties of some people on this list.
6 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!
7 Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; 21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022) was Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII, making Elizabeth the heir presumptive. She was educated privately at home and began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In November 1947, she married Philip Mountbatten, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, and their marriage lasted 73 years until Philip's death in 2021. They had four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Prince Andrew, Duke of York; and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
Close to becoming the longest-reigning monarch in British history, Her Majesty is a true example of grace.
She is very charismatic.
8 Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
9 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.
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.
There was absolutely NOTHING charismatic about this murdering meglomaniac. Promises! Promises! The country Germany suffered at his hands as well as millions upon millions of innocent people in other countries. There is ZERO charisma about this abhorrence. He should NOT be on this list.
He convinced an entire nation to drop logic and jump on an emotional, scapegoating bandwagon. Not that he didn't use force, too, but even to get the ball rolling must have required some incredibly charismatic oration and manipulation.
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.
? Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
? Paula Deen
Paula Ann Hiers Deen is an American celebrity chef and cooking show television host. Deen resides in Savannah, Georgia, where she owns and operates The Lady & Sons restaurant and Paula Deen's Creek House with her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen. She has published fifteen cookbooks.
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 Vera Lynn
15 Tom Lehrer
16 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..
Extremely strong charisma.
17 Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century. His energized interpretations of songs and sexually provocative performance style, combined ...read more.
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.
He could get a crowd going wherever he was.
Most charismatic idol to be ever born.
This man had charisma to burn.
18 Robert Downey Jr
Because he is talented and had a presence.
19 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.
20 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.
21 K.S. Chithra
Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.
Completely agree with whoever added this. Thank-you!
22 Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sporting figures of the 20th century, and ...read more.
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
He was a masterful showman, you couldn't take your eyes off him.
23 Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.; January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an African American minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King is best known for advancing civil rights through ...read more.
He managed to get his enemies, white people, to listen to him.
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 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