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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 W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Public Speakers
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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: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference
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    Rudy Giuliani is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Public Speakers
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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, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, + more
    • Profession: Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician, Actor, Lawyer
    • Credits: Anger Management, Eddie, Piers Morgan Live, Giuliani Time, The Gates
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    Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Public Speakers
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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: 60
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Public speaker, Commentator, Politician, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: Huckabee, Fox and Friends, An Inconvenient Tax, Action Hero Makeover
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    Tony Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Public 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: 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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    Zig Ziglar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Public 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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    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
    • Credits: The Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, Freakonomics, Give Us the Money, The Billionaires' Pledge
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    Bill Clinton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Public Speakers
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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: 69
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Credits: Fire in the Blood, The Final Days, The Last Party, Of Civil Wrongs & Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story
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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: 33
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
    • Profession: Pastor, Preacher
    • Credits: The Butterfly Circus, The Lost Sheep
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