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

List contains people like James Carville and Dick Morris. Featuring the greatest military strategists, political strategists, and more, this list has it all. 

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

Grover Norquist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Grover Glenn Norquist is an American political advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes all tax increases and a co-founder of the Islamic ...more

Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Rahm Israel Emanuel is an American politician who serves as the 55th Mayor of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, Emanuel was elected in 2011, becoming Chicago's first Jewish mayor. He ...more

Dick Morris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Richard S. "Dick" Morris is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general political consultant. A friend ...more

Sun Tzu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Sun Tzu was a Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. The name he is best known by is actually an honorific which means ...more

Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish American political scientist, geostrategist, and statesman who served as a counselor to Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966–1968 and held the position of United ...more

Donna Brazile is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Donna Brazile is an American author, academic, and political analyst who is Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. She was the first African American to direct a major ...more

Margaret Hoover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Margaret Claire Hoover is an American political commentator, political strategist, media personality, gay rights activist, and author. She is the best selling author of the book American ...more

Steve Hildebrand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Steve Hildebrand is a Democratic political strategist based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was the deputy national campaign director of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.

Herman Kahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Herman Kahn was a founder of the Hudson Institute and one of the preeminent futurists of the latter part of the twentieth century. He originally came to prominence as a military strategist and ...more

Steve Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Steve Schmidt is an American campaign strategist and public relations worker for the U.S. Republican Party. He specializes in political "message development and strategy." Schmidt was ...more

David Meerman Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Strategists
David Meerman Scott David Meerman Scott is an American online marketing strategist, and author of several books on marketing, most notably The New Rules of Marketing and PR with over 350,000 copies in print in more ...more

Yamamoto Kansuke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Yamamoto Kansuke Yamamoto Kansuke was a Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period. He was known as one of the "Twenty-Four Generals of Takeda Shingen". Also known by his formal name, Haruyuki. He was a ...more

Peter Schiff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Peter David Schiff is an American entrepreneur, author and financial commentator. Schiff is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital Inc., a broker-dealer based in Westport, ...more

Kevin Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Kevin Price Phillips is an American writer and commentator on politics, economics, and history. Formerly a Republican Party strategist before becoming an Independent, Phillips became disaffected ...more

Bob Shrum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Robert M. "Bob" Shrum is an American political consultant, who has worked on numerous Democratic campaigns, including the losing presidential campaigns of Al Gore and John Kerry. In ...more

Robert Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Robert Lane Gibbs is an American political advisor and commentator who served as the 28th White House Press Secretary during the first term of Barack Obama's presidency. Gibbs has worked with ...more

Paul Begala is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Paul Edward Begala is an American political consultant and political commentator. He was an adviser to President Bill Clinton. Begala was a chief strategist for the 1992 Clinton–Gore campaign, ...more

Barton Biggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Barton Michael Biggs was a money manager whose attention to emerging markets marked him as one of the world's first and foremost global investment strategists, a position he held—after inventing ...more

Warren Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Warren Kinsella is a Toronto-based lawyer, author, musician, political consultant, and commentator. Kinsella has written commentary in most of Canada's major newspapers and several magazines, ...more

Roger Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Roger J. Stone, Jr. is an American political consultant, lobbyist and strategist, noted for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the Republican Party. He is currently a ...more

Mark Penn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Mark J. Penn, a former pollster, political strategist, and author, is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Microsoft Corporation. Until July 2012, Penn was the CEO of the ...more

David Sirota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Strategists
David J. Sirota is an American political commentator and radio host based in Denver. He is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, Democratic political spokesperson, and blogger.

Kenichi Ohmae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Kenichi Ohmae is a Japanese organizational theorist, management consultant, Former Professor and Dean of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and author, known developed the 3C's Model.

Celinda Lake is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Celinda Lake is a pollster and political strategist for the Democratic Party in the United States of America.

David Plouffe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Strategists
David Plouffe is an American political strategist best known as the campaign manager for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. A long-time Democratic Party campaign consultant, he was a ...more

Arun Jaitley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Arun Jaitley is currently the Minister of Finance, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information and Broadcasting of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has also ...more

Mike Murphy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Michael Ellis "Mike" Murphy is a Republican political consultant. He has advised such nationally prominent Republicans as John McCain, Rick Lazio, Jeb Bush, John Engler, Tommy ...more

Pankaj Ghemawat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Pankaj Ghemawat is an economist, global strategist, speaker and author.

Steve Jarding is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Steve Jarding is an American and international educator, lecturer, writer and political consultant who currently is on the faculty at Harvard University where he has taught since 2004 and who ...more

Charles R. Black, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Charles R. Black, Jr., is the current Chairman of Prime Policy Group, a public affairs firm associated with Burson-Marsteller, which he founded as Black, Manafort and Stone in 1980. In 2010, he ...more

Marc Chandler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Marc Chandler is a well known foreign exchange market analyst, writer, speaker, and professor. On August 19, 2009, Bloomberg L.P. published Chandler's first book, Making Sense of the Dollar.

Bruce Hawker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Bruce Hawker is an Australian political strategist, commentator and chairman of Campaigns and Communications Group, which he founded in January 2011. He was the Chairman and founding member of ...more

Chris LaCivita is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Christopher J. LaCivita is an American political consultant, and president of the firm Advancing Strategies LLC. He was formerly with Crosslink Strategy, a conservative lobbying and political ...more

Zak Greant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Zak Greant Zak Greant is an evangelist, strategist, author, and speaker active in free software and open source communities. He is based in Vancouver, Canada. Greant spends much of each year traveling to ...more

Yasheng Huang is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Yasheng Huang Yasheng Huang is a professor in international management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he founded and heads the China Lab and India Lab. His research areas include human capital ...more

Stan Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Stan Greenberg Stanley Bernard "Stan" Greenberg is a leading Democratic pollster and political strategist who has advised the campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, as well as hundreds ...more

Ichirō Ozawa is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Ichirō Ozawa is a Japanese politician and has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1969, representing the Iwate 4th district. He is often dubbed the "Shadow Shogun" due ...more

Bill Tieleman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Bill Tieleman is a political columnist and a left-wing political strategist in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada known for his coverage of the BC Legislature Raids and for opposing referendum ...more

John Weaver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Strategists
John Weaver John Weaver is an American political consultant best known for his work on the John McCain presidential campaigns of 2000 and 2008. In between, he worked for a time for the Democratic ...more

Richard Viguerie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Richard Viguerie Richard Art Viguerie is an American conservative figure, pioneer of political direct mail and writer on politics. He is the current chairman of ConservativeHQ.com.

Matthew Dowd is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Matthew Dowd Matthew John Dowd is an American political consultant who was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney '04 presidential campaign. In December 2007, he was introduced on ABC's Good Morning ...more

Ross Brawn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Ross Brawn Ross James Brawn OBE is an English former motorsport engineer and Formula One team principal. He worked for a number of Formula One teams, serving as the technical director of the ...more

Ann Lewis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Ann Lewis Ann Lewis is an American political advisor who was Senior Advisor for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. She has served as the Director of Communications for HillPAC and Friends of Hillary ...more

Kellyanne Conway is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is a Republican strategist and pollster. She is president and CEO of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend.

Ken Khachigian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Ken Khachigian Kenneth L. Khachigian is an Armenian-American campaign strategist, speechwriter, and attorney. He was a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and was chief speechwriter for President Ronald ...more

D. Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Strategists
D. Jeffrey Wright

Peter Fenn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Peter Fenn Peter H. Fenn is a Democratic political strategist, consultant, television commentator and owner of Fenn Communications Group, a political and public affairs media firm based in Washington, DC ...more

Terry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Terry Nelson Terry A. Nelson is a consultant and Republican strategist in the United States. He was the political director of the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign. As of March 2015, Nelson is a partner at FP1 ...more

Lynton Crosby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Lynton Crosby Lynton Keith Crosby AO is an Australian political strategist who has been described as a "master of the dark political arts," "the Wizard of Oz," "the Australian Karl ...more

Joel Netshitenzhe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Joel Netshitenzhe Joel Netshitenzhe was head of the policy and coordination advisory unit in the presidency until the end of December 2009. He previously served as head of South Africa's Government Communication ...more