List of Celebrity Buddhists

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Suella Braverman, Home Secretary, UK
Michelle Yeoh, actress

Celebrity Buddhists, such as those in television, film, the arts, CEOs, music, and sports, that are known in the West and around the world. Also included are politicians from non-Buddhist lands (otherwise the list would be too long if it included all politicians from Buddhist lands too or celebrities who are only known in Buddhist lands).

Buddhist politicians

  • Suella Braverman, former Member of Parliament, Attorney General, current Home Secretary, United Kingdom (2022- )
  • Bill Clinton, U.S. President (1993-2001) (officially Christian, but practices Buddhist meditation)
  • Colleen Hanabusa, U.S. Congresswoman (2011- ) from Hawaii
  • Mazie Hirono, U.S. Congresswoman, (2007-2013) and U.S. Senator (2013- ) Democrat from Hawaii
  • David Ige, Governor of Hawaii (2014- )
  • Hank Johnson, U.S. Congressman, (2007- ) Democrat from Georgia
  • Sam Lim, member of the Australian House of Representatives (2022- )
  • Eric Lubbock, United Kingdom, elected member of the House of Lords
  • Rosa Parks, U.S. Civil Rights activist

Business and philanthropy

Military and astronauts


Music, television, film, poetry, comedians, other