Converts to Buddhism

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Top 10: Converts to Buddhism

The top 10 members of this list - ranked by most page views:
  1. Sharon Stone
  2. Tina Turner
  3. Richard Gere
  4. Goldie Hawn
  5. Jennifer Beals
  6. Helena Paparizou
  7. Jet Li
  8. Steven Seagal
  9. k.d. lang
  10. Leonard Cohen

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# Celebrity AgeDescription Views Rank
1. Sharon Stone56American actress, producer and model 482,770 245
2. Tina Turner74Singer, actress 368,558 357
3. Richard Gere65American actor 152,866 1,261
4. Goldie Hawn68American actress 140,778 1,295
5. Jennifer Beals50Actress 121,537 1,740
6. Helena Paparizou32Greek pop singer; Eurovision winner 98,869 1,972
7. Jet Li51Chinese actor and martial artist 84,103 2,546
8. Steven Seagal62American actor and martial artist 53,020 3,798
9. k.d. lang52Canadian 46,416 4,329
10. Leonard Cohen79Canadian singer-songwriter 39,962 4,591
11. Patrick Duffy65Character actor 26,263 7,009
12. Jimmy Barnes58Scottish, Australian songwriter, rock singer 21,346 7,685
13. Andy Lau52Hong Kong actor, singer and film producer 20,526 8,951
14. Anulka Dziubinska63British actor and model 14,503 10,226
15. Herbie Hancock74Pianist, composer, and bandleader 13,865 10,950
16. Nadya Hutagalung40Australian, Model 13,048 11,100
17. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje47British actor 9,400 14,885
18. Oliver Stone67American film director and screenwriter 6,851 16,957
19. Garry Shandling64American comedian 6,843 17,003
20. Adam Yauch47*American musician and film director 6,821 16,738
21. Jonny Wilkinson35Professional rugby union player 5,685 18,939
22. Joey Wang47actress 3,126 29,820
23. John Cage79*Composer, philosopher, printmaker, writer 2,859 28,347
24. Malgorzata Braunek67*Actress 2,540 35,341
25. Philip Glass77American composer 2,503 30,736
26. Allen Ginsberg70*poet, activist, essayist 2,218 32,545
27. Rula Lenska66English acctress 1,737 37,223
28. B. R. AmbedkarIndian, Politician 1,134 60,648
29. Alistair Appleton44English television presenter 776 58,898
30. Chyi Chin54Chinese singer and songwriter 752 62,406
31. Nena von Schlebrügge73Model 330 75,820
32. B. R. Ambedkar65*Indian politician 237 96,966
33. Ajahn Brahm63Buddhist monk 218 82,323
34. Rahul Sankrityayan70*Indian linguist 182 94,833
35. Paul Masvidal43American musician 164 95,530
36. Tillakaratne Dilshan37Sri Lankan cricketer 143 95,534
37. Alan Watts58*English philosopher 139 97,272
38. Gary Kurtz74American film producer 123 100,497
39. Irvin Kershner87*Film director 94 107,392
40. Balachandran Chullikkadu57Malayalam poet, actor 68 134,685
41. Joseph Jarman76American musician 57 125,794
42. Jonty Hearnden53 43 136,542
43. Lafcadio Hearn54*Irish, Writer 40 149,451
44. Anthony Lee39*Actor 31 170,083
45. Wayne Shorter81American musician 29 198,241
46. Francisco Varela54*Chilean biologist 28 165,958
47. Jeff Banks71Welsh, Designer 28 176,052
48. Don Stephen Senanayake67*Prime Minister of Sri Lanka 27 165,860
49. Laxman Mane65Indian, Writer 25 171,249
50. Stephen Batchelor (author)61British, Author 25 187,441
51. Matthew Ahmet25Shaolin Kung Fu practitioner 23 181,748
52. Iyothee Thass169Indian activist 22 195,711
53. S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike60*Sri Lankan politician 22 187,384
54. Bhaurao Krishnaji Gaikwad69*Indian politician 22 186,130
55. Jaron Lanier54Computer scientist, author, composer 21 203,892
56. Marco Columbro64Italian actor 21 211,403
57. Ashoka 19 197,422
58. Heng Sure64American Buddhist monk 19 196,239
59. Freda Bedi66* 19 195,557
60. Ernest Fenollosa55*American, Philosopher 17 223,464
61. Lokanatha (Italian Buddhist Monk) 17 250,005
62. Shankar Ramchandra KharatIndian, Writer 15 229,370
63. Ricky Evans54Welsh rugby union player 15 239,870
64. Junius Richard Jayewardene90*Sri Lankan cricketer 14 232,045
65. Hu Jia41Chinese, Activist 13 255,367
66. Victor Sassoon79*British businessman 12 252,104
67. Robert ThurmanAmerican academci 10 -
68. Lynn Flewelling55American writer 10 282,502
69. Lex Hixon53* 10 278,513
70. Surya DasAmerican spiritual writer 9 -
71. Ananda SamarakoonSri Lankan musician 9 -
72. Pai Hsien-yungTaiwanese writer 9 -
73. Lu Sheng-yen 9 -
74. George Cockcroft 8 -
75. Cristóvão Ferreira 8 -
76. Mike Edwards (musician)British musician 8 -
77. Dennis Genpo Merzel 8 -
78. Fabian Fucan 8 -
79. Rita M. GrossAmerican, Writer 8 -
80. Nanamoli Bhikkhu 7 -
81. Christmas HumphreysBritish barrister 7 -
82. Ayya KhemaGerman Buddhist nun 6 -
83. Shantabai KambleIndian, Activist 6 -
84. Vimaladharmasuriya I of Kandy 5 -
85. Herbert RuscheGerman politician 5 -
86. Tetsugen Bernard Glassman 5 -
87. Udit RajIndian politician 5 -
88. Arabella Churchill (charity founder)English philanthropist and music promoter 5 -
89. Ajahn Candasiri 5 -
90. Pema Chodron 5 -
91. Nyanaponika TheraGerman Buddhist monk 5 -
92. Nanavira Thera 4 -
93. Sharon SalzbergAmerican writer 4 -
94. Thomas William Rhys DavidsBritish scholar 4 -
95. Ruben Habito 4 -
96. Thanissaro BhikkhuTheravadin Buddhist Monk and Scholar 4 -
97. Jagdish Kashyap 4 -
98. Myokyo-ni 4 -
99. Jack KornfieldAmerican, Writer 4 -
100. Michael ZimmermanUtah Supreme court justice 4 -
101. Sister VajiraGerman Buddhist philosopher 4 -
102. Hank JohnsonAmerican politician 4 -
103. Buster WilliamsAmerican musician 4 -
104. Alexandra David-Néelanarchist, Buddhist, explorer, spiritualist, writer 4 -
105. Robert Baker AitkenZen teacher, activist 4 -
106. Anne Hopkins AitkenAmerican Zen Buddhist 3 -
107. Kata DalströmSwedish politician 3 -
108. Lama Anagarika Govinda 3 -
109. Tingdzin DokshitRussian Buddhist abbot 3 -
110. Zoketsu Norman Fischer 3 -
111. Ajahn AmaroTheravadin teacher and abbot of the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery 3 -
112. Jan WillisAmerican buddhist schoalr 3 -
113. Tümen Jasagtu Khan 3 -
114. Tan Swie HianSingaporean writer 3 -
115. Natalie GoldbergAmerican, Writer 3 -
116. Sister UppalavannaGerman Buddhist nun 2 -
117. Henry Steel OlcottUnion United States Army officer 2 -
118. Hugo Enomiya-LassalleGerman Jesuit priest 2 -
119. Charles R. JohnsonAmerican fiction writer, essayist, and academic 2 -
120. Taspar Qaghan 2 -
121. Herman Vetterling 2 -
122. AśvaghoṣaIndian, Poet 2 -
123. Gihwa 2 -
124. Tenzin PalmoTibetan Buddhist nun 2 -
125. Philip WhalenAmerican poet 2 -
126. Chun Doo-hwan 2 -
127. Bhagya Reddy Varma 1 -
128. Judith Simmer-Brown 1 -
129. Bauddha Rishi MahapragyaNepalese, Writer 1 -
130. Bhadda Kundalakesa 1 -
131. Tai Chi-taoChinese politician 1 -
132. Harold StewartContemporary Fijian-Australian poet and academic - -
133. Reb Anderson - -
134. Anthony Newman (musician) - -
135. Ole Nydahl - -
136. Alfred Bloom (Buddhist)Buddhist scholar - -
137. John Crook (ethologist) - -
138. Huiyuan (Buddhist)Chinese, Philosopher - -
139. Stephen Brooks (hypnotherapist) - -
140. Shravasti DhammikaBuddhist monk - -
141. Samanera Bodhesako - -
* deceased (age at death)