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List of Famous Public Speakers

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This list of famous public speakers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top public speakers in the world? This includes the most prominent public speakers, living and dead, both from America and abroad. This list of notable public speakers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these famous 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 public speakers.

No great public speakers list would be complete without big names like Deepak Chopra and Mike Huckabee. All these good public speakers know that it takes lots of practice, critical thinking, and confidence to be ranked among the greatest public speakers ever - and everyone on this list has that in spades.

From reputable, prominent, and well known public speakers to the lesser known public speakers of today, these are some of the best public speakers giving notable speeches left and right. Who are the most famous public speakers ever? What are the names of famous public speakers? Take a look below!


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    George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest son of Barbara and George H. W. Bush, he was born in New Haven, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    • Profession: Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician, Author, + more
    • Credits: 102 Minutes That Changed America, Rush to War, Thank You, Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House
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    Rudy Giuliani
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    Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani is an American lawyer, businessman, former politician, and public speaker from New York. Politically a Democrat and then an Independent in the 1970s, but a Republican since the 1980s, Giuliani was the federal attorney for New York state's southern region in the ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, East Flatbush
    • Profession: Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician, Actor, Lawyer
    • Credits: Anger Management, Eddie, Piers Morgan Live, Giuliani Time, The Gates
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    Mike Huckabee
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    Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, winning the 2008 Iowa Republican caucuses and finishing second in delegate count and third in both popular vote and number ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Public speaker, Commentator, Politician, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: Huckabee
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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: age 55
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, North Hollywood, California
    • Profession: Author, Actor
    • Credits: Men in Black, Shallow Hal, Reality Bites, Mrs. Winterbourne, Anthony Robbins: Love & Passion, + more
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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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    William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur
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    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Credits: The Arsenio Hall Show, Killer At Large, Wordplay, Bill Clinton: His Life, Swing State, + more
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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: age 33
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Profession: Pastor, Preacher
    • Credits: The Butterfly Circus, The Lost Sheep
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    Deepak Chopra
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    Deepak Chopra is an Indian-born American author and public speaker. He is an alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of popular forms of spirituality, who has been described by the New York Times as a "controversial New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: New Delhi, India
    • Profession: Public speaker, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Physician, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Little Fockers, The Love Guru, Deepak Chopra: Seven Spiritual Laws & The Crystal Cave, The Buried Secrets of M. Night Shyamalan, Deepak Chopra: The Way of the Wizard & Alchemy, + more
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    Chandra Mohan Jain, also known as Acharya Rajneesh from the 1960s onwards, as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh during the 1970s and 1980s, and as Osho from 1989, was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher. His international following has continued after his death. A professor of philosophy, he traveled ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1931-1990)
    • Birthplace: Raisen district, India
    • Profession: Guru, Public speaker, Author, Writer, Philosopher, + more
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    Fred Thompson
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    Freddie Dalton "Fred" Thompson is an American politician, actor, attorney, lobbyist, columnist, and radio host. Thompson, a Republican, served in the United States Senate representing Tennessee from 1994 to 2003. Thompson served as chairman of the International Security Advisory Board at the United ...more

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    • Age: age 73
    • Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Sheffield
    • Profession: Public speaker, Politician, Journalist, Lobbyist, Radio personality, + more
    • Credits: Cape Fear, Die Hard 2, Law & Order, The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, + more
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    Mia Abagale Tallarico, better known as Mia Tyler, is an American actress, model, public speaker and advocate. She is the daughter of Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler, and actress Cyrinda Foxe. She is the paternal half-sister of actress Liv Tyler. In 1979, Steven Tyler wrote a song named after Mia, ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
    • Profession: Public speaker, Advocate, Plus-size model, Actor
    • Credits: Rush Hour 3, Celebrity Fit Club, People Are Dead, Pretty Wicked
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    Story Musgrave
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    Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights.more

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    • Age: age 80
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist, Astronaut, Computer scientist, + more
    • Credits: Mission to Mars
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    Michael Joseph "Mike" Farrell, Jr. is an American actor, best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H. He is an activist for various political causes. Farrell was a producer of Patch Adams starring Robin Williams, and has starred on the television series Providence.more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Public speaker, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: M*A*S*H, The Graduate, Superman: The Animated Series, Patch Adams, Providence, + more
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    William Bruce Jenner is a former U.S. track and field athlete and current television figure. He won the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal. Following Jenner's Olympic victory and the related recognition, his professional career led to new success in television. By ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: USA, New York, Mount Kisco
    • Profession: Public speaker, Socialite, Businessperson, Actor, Athlete, + more
    • Credits: Jack and Jill, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Can't Stop the Music, Double Dare, Skating with Celebrities, + more
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    Emma Goldman
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    Emma Goldman was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing, and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the 20th century. Born in Kovno in the Russian Empire, Goldman emigrated to the US in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1869-1940)
    • Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
    • Profession: Public speaker, Writer, Social activist
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    Robin Sharma
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    Robin Sharma appeared in the Finding Joe documentary film.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Nepal
    • Profession: Public speaker, Author, Lawyer
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    Orson Scott Card is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for science fiction. His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead both won Hugo and Nebula Awards, making Card the only author to win both science ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Washington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Public speaker, Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: Ender's Game
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    Gyles Daubeney Brandreth is an English writer, broadcaster, actor, and former Conservative Member of Parliament.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Wuppertal, Germany
    • Profession: Public speaker, Television producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor
    • Credits: The One Show, Knowitalls, Catchword, Philip and Elizabeth, Wordaholics
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    Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an American author, speaker, and podcaster. Having earned her bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, and her master’s degree in English Literature from Seton Hall University, Patrick-Goudreau uses her writing and communication skills to advocate veganism as a means by ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Public speaker, Author
    • Credits: Vegetarian Cooking with Compassionate Cooks
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