List of Famous Strategists

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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 (born October 19, 1956) is an American political activist and tax reduction advocate who is founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes ...more
Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Rahm Israel Emanuel (; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician who served as the 55th mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the ...more

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Dick Morris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Richard Samuel "Dick" Morris (born November 28, 1946) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster, political campaign consultant, and general ...more
Sun Tzu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Sun Tzu (; Chinese: 孫子; Pinyin transliteration Sunzi) was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is ...more

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Zbigniew Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. ...more
Donna Brazile is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Donna Lease Brazile (; born December 15, 1959) is an American political strategist, campaign manager, political analyst, author, and Fox News contributor. She was formerly a CNN contributor ...more
Margaret Hoover is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Margaret Claire Hoover (born December 11, 1977) is an American conservative political commentator, political strategist, media personality, feminist, gay rights activist, author, and ...more

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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 (February 15, 1922 – July 7, 1983) 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 ...more
Steve Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Stephen Edward Schmidt (born September 28, 1970) is an American communications and public affairs strategist who has worked on Republican political campaigns including those of President George ...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, including The New Rules of Marketing and PR.
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 (; born March 23, 1963) is an American libertarian, stock broker, financial commentator, and radio personality. He is CEO and chief global strategist of Euro Pacific Capital ...more
Kevin Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Kevin Price Phillips (born November 30, 1940) is an American writer and commentator on politics, economics, and history. Formerly a Republican Party strategist before becoming an Independent, ...more
Bob Shrum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Robert M. Shrum (born July 21, 1943) is the Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at the University of Southern ...more
Robert Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Robert Lane Gibbs (born March 29, 1971) is an American communication expert who is the executive vice president and global chief communications officer of McDonald's. He served as the ...more
Paul Begala is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Paul Edward Begala (born May 12, 1961) is an American political consultant and political commentator, best known as the former adviser to President Bill Clinton. Begala was a chief strategist ...more
Barton Biggs is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Barton Michael Biggs (November 26, 1932 – July 14, 2012) was a money manager whose attention to emerging markets marked him as one of the world's first and foremost global investment ...more
Warren Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Strategists
For the Canadian author, see W. P. Kinsella.Warren Kinsella is a Canadian lawyer, author, musician, political consultant, and commentator, based in Toronto, Ontario. Kinsella has written ...more
Roger Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Roger Jason Stone Jr. (born August 27, 1952) is an American political consultant, author, lobbyist and strategist known for his use of opposition research, usually for candidates of the ...more
Mark Penn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Mark J. Penn (born January 15, 1954) is an American former pollster, political strategist, lobbyist and author. He is a former executive of the Microsoft Corporation as well as of the PR firm ...more
David Sirota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Strategists
David J. Sirota (born November 2, 1975) is an American political commentator and radio host based in Denver. He is a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, political spokesperson, and ...more
Kenichi Ohmae is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Strategists
Kenichi Ohmae (大前 研一, Ōmae Ken'ichi, born February 21, 1943) is a Japanese organizational theorist, management consultant, Former Professor and Dean of UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and ...more
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 (; born May 27, 1967) is an American political strategist best known as the campaign manager for Barack Obama's successful 2008 presidential campaign. A long-time Democratic Party ...more