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List of famous motivational speakers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top motivational speakers in the world? Popular motivational speaker Tony Robbins has helped many celebrity clients. (If you're looking for motivation, this list of positive actions might help!) This includes the most prominent motivational speakers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable motivational speakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic motivational speakers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned motivational speakers.

This list of public speakers who are motivational and inspirational includes people like Tony Robbins, Zig Zagler, and more. Featuring male and female self help speakers, this list has a variety of motivational gurus helping people lead great lives.

From reputable, prominent, and well known motivational speakers to the lesser known motivational speakers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the motivational speaker field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous motivational speakers ever?" and "What are the names of famous motivational speakers?" then you're in the right place.

Norman Vincent Peale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of "positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts. ...more

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Age: Died at 95 (1898-1993)

Birthplace: Bowersville, Ohio, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Author, Pastor, Writer, Motivational speaker Preacher

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Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First Things First, Principle-Centered Leadership, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families, The 8th Habit, ...more

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Age: Died at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Professor, Manager, Author, Writer Motivational speaker, + more

Credits: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Zig Ziglar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Author, Writer, Motivational speaker

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Tony Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Tony Robbins is an American life coach and self-help author. He became well known through his infomercials and self-help books, Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within. In 2007, he was named in Forbes magazine's "Celebrity 100" list. Forbes estimated that Robbins earned ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Author, Actor

Credits: Men in Black, Shallow Hal, Reality Bites, Mrs. Winterbourne Anthony Robbins: Love & Passion, + more

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Naomi Judd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Naomi Judd is an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist. ...more

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Age: 71

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Activist, Nurse, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: Someone Like You, More American Graffiti, Star Search, Can You Duet A Holiday Romance, + more

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#49 on The Top Female Country Singers

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Eckhart Tolle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: L√ľnen, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Profession: Public speaker, Author, Writer, Motivational speaker Teacher

Credits: Eckhart Tolle: Awakening in the Now, Eckhart Tolle: Finding Your Life's Purpose, Kim Eng: Presence Through Movement: Qi Flow Yoga

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Nick Vujicic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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Nicholas James "Nick" Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Profession: Pastor, Preacher

Credits: The Butterfly Circus, The Lost Sheep

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Dave Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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David L. "Dave" Ramsey III is an American financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker. His show and writings strongly focus on encouraging people to get out of debt. Ramsey's syndicated radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show, is heard on more than 500 radio stations ...more

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Age: 55

Birthplace: Antioch, Tennessee, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Financial adviser, Author, Radio personality, Motivational speaker

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