Why I’m Convinced David Miscavige Is the Coolest Man on Earth 

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of people from all walks of life—most of them talented and constructive, along with a plethora of other positive traits. After all, people and their ideas are the fuel that makes the world go round.

David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board Religious Technology Center and ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, at the Church’s spiritual headquarters in Clearwater, Florida.

But meeting David Miscavige, the leader of the Scientology religion, is in a whole different league: He is quite simply the coolest man on Earth.

To really grasp Mr. Miscavige’s “coolitude,” you have to not only look at the type of person he is, you also have to take into account what he’s accomplished, and what he continues to accomplish, day in and day out.

Let me sum these up in a nutshell.

In short, David Miscavige is a powerhouse on the right side of truth.

When the Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was ready to pass the torch to a successor, he needed someone who would (1) be up to the task of leading the fastest-growing religion in the world and (2) have the strength, courage and perspicacity to follow through on ensuring the religious technology is available for future generations. David Miscavige was the individual in whom Mr. Hubbard placed his complete trust. And he has lived up to the task ever since, working relentlessly and mind-blowingly efficiently to protect and expand Scientology worldwide, a massive task if ever there was one.

Based on Mr. Miscavige’s huge responsibilities, you might expect him to be a little on the serious side—or possibly self-centered or even burned out. Many an exec has developed ulcers for much less. But au contraire, Mr. Miscavige has the wit of a comic, while being ferociously efficient and getting things done with mind-boggling levity and speed.

Most importantly, Mr. Miscavige’s entire credo is about altruism, helping his fellow man on a global scale—not just a few million here and there, but the whole of Mankind. You can see and feel this in every humanitarian initiative he spearheads, helping drug addicts and criminals rebuild their lives, helping people gain the ability to learn, helping citizens the world over to know and enforce their human rights, bringing disaster relief on a global scale—all while handling any challenge that would stand between Scientologists and the practice of our religion, and doing so with such honesty and integrity that I, and countless others, have the certainty that without him, the body of Scientology technology would simply not be available today.

In short, David Miscavige is a powerhouse on the right side of truth.

And if you ever have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Miscavige, you will experience what many others have: Though he has a schedule that would leave many a CEO feeling faint, he has the gift of making you feel like you’re the center of the Earth while you’re in his presence.

In his eyes, every being has significance, every conversation is of note, every second a precious drop in the stream of time.

Basically, in a word, the man is a true mensch. So if there is anyone on Earth who deserves a happy birthday, it’s David Miscavige. May it be in his image: totally memorable and totally cool. 

Nicky Baker
Audiovisual artist & producer, singer/songwriter, actress, writer for TV and film and dedicated mother, plus advocate of human rights and good sense.