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List of Famous Motivational Speakers

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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? 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.

A factual list, featuring people like Mr. T and Bif Naked.

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. (231 items)
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    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
    • 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, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1932-2012)
    • Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, 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
    • 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: 55
    • Birthplace: North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, 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: 69
    • Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, 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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    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 the ...more

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    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Lünen, 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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    Dave Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 7 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
    • Profession: Financial adviser, Author, Radio personality, Motivational speaker
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    Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a professional wrestler. Mr. T is known for his trademark African Mandinka warrior hairstyle, his gold jewelry, and his ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois
    • Profession: Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor, Voice acting, Motivational speaker, + more
    • Credits: The A-Team, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Rocky III, T and T
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