Charisma: A word with various meanings and definitions diverging in substance. The present master paper is a sociological approach to this terminus. The main questions are its terminology as well as the application to a conception on real politicians. The first chapter gives an insight into the etymology of the concept of charisma. Adjacent a definition of charisma and an explanation of different theories, which are based on the charisma conception as well as the ?Idealtypus? of charismatic leadership by Max Weber, are given. A charismatic person can be portrayed with positive characteristics and, therefore, gets sacralised. This is supplemented by the idea of sacralisation. It will be shown that both conceptions are compatible and different aspects of specific phenomena can be described. According to Weber, charisma can be defined as an extraordinary human feature, which gains its importance within an interaction. He specifies this process as cooperation between a leader and the corresponding adherents.This approach is supplemented by the description of existing politicians. For this reason, the biographies of Barack Obama and Tony Blair, selected speeches as well as their political careers will be analysed for the aim of this paper. As a result, both politicians can be defined as charismatic. The political success is based on extraordinary rhetorical abilities, a specific emanation, public relations machinery and being in the nick of time when help is needed. Those are the reasons that they attained so much power. This analysis is extended with the description of the generation of artificial charisma. In the contemporary (media) society this aspect is of particular importance and will be examined by the ?Theatralitätskozept?. This makes it possible to distinguish between genuine and artificial charisma. Tony Blair and Barack Obama show both aspects of charisma. All results will be discussed and summarised at the end of this paper.