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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? Popular motivational speaker Tony Robbins has helped many celebrity clients. (If you're looking for motivation, this list of positive actions might help!) 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.

This list of public speakers who are motivational and inspirational includes people like Tony Robbins, Zig Zagler, and more. Featuring male and female self help speakers, this list has a variety of motivational gurus helping people lead great lives.

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.

Norman Vincent Peale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of "positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.

Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Zig Ziglar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

Tony Robbins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Naomi Judd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Naomi Judd is an American country music singer, songwriter, and activist.

Eckhart Tolle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Nick Vujicic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Dave Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
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 ...more

Cesar Millan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Cesar Millan, is a Mexican American self-taught dog trainer. He is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from ...more

Lillian Müller is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Lillian Müller is a Norwegian model and an actress in motion pictures and television.

Suze Orman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Susan Lynn "Suze" Orman is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host. Orman was born in Chicago and received her B.A. in social work. She worked ...more

Bear Grylls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Edward Michael "Bear" Grylls is a British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild, originally titled Born Survivor: Bear ...more

Joe Simpson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Joe Simpson is an English mountaineer, author and motivational speaker. He is best known for his book Touching the Void and the 2003 film adaptation of his book.

Bif Naked is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Bif Naked is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress and motivational speaker.

Marilyn Hickey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Marilyn Hickey is an American Christian minister and televangelist who teaches Bible studies both nationally and internationally.

Paula White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Paula Michelle White is an international Christian evangelist and teacher, TV personality, author and philanthropist. She is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, ...more

Susan Powter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Susan Powter is an Australian-born motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", which was ...more

Robert Kiyosaki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Robert Toru Kiyosaki is an American investor, businessman, self-help author, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, financial commentator, and radio personality. Kiyosaki wrote the ...more

Ben Tankard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Ben Tankard Ben Tankard is a 6'6" former professional basketball player and an American gospel, jazz keyboardist producer, author, recording artist, and songwriter with over 200 songs recorded. Tankard ...more

Aron Ralston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Aron Lee Ralston is an American outdoorsman, engineer and motivational speaker. He survived a canyoneering accident in south-eastern Utah in 2003, during which he amputated his own right forearm ...more

Gary Hamel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Dr. Gary P. Hamel is an American management expert. He is a founder of Strategos, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.

Stacey McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Stacey McKenzie is a Canadian fashion model, runway coach and most recently a model coach and judge on the Canadian reality television show Canada's Next Top Model.

Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...more

Wayne Dyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Wayne Walter Dyer is an American self-help author and motivational speaker. His first book Your Erroneous Zones is one of the best-selling books of all time, with an estimated 35 million copies

Chetan Bhagat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Chetan Bhagat is a well known Indian English writer, known for his bestselling about young urban middle-class Indians. Bhagat is also columnist for newspapers such as The Times of India and ...more

Louise Hay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Louise Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life.

Scout Cloud Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Scout Cloud Lee is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Vanuatu.

Morris Cerullo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Morris Cerullo is an American pentecostal televangelist.

Harriette Cole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Harriette Cole, is a life stylist, author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, motivational speaker, media trainer, magazine editor, lifestyle writer, wife and mother.

Iyanla Vanzant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Iyanla Vanzant is an actress.

Michael Colyar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Michael Colyar is an American actor, comedian, entertainer, voiceover artist, television/radio personality, and author. He is the author of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The White ...more

Andrew W.K. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier, better known by his stagename Andrew W.K., is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, entertainer, motivational speaker, and music producer. He was ...more

Jesse Duplantis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Jesse Duplantis is an Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans, Louisiana, US, and the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries.

Steve Munsey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Steve K. Munsey is the pastor of the Family Christian Center in Munster, Indiana. He is frequently seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, DayStar, and local stations throughout the United

C. K. Prahalad is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Coimbatore Krishnarao Prahalad was the Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor of Corporate Strategy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in the University of Michigan, ...more

Ken Mahoney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Ken Mahoney is a theatrical producer.

Erin Gruwell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Erin Gruwell is an American teacher known for her unique teaching method, which led to the publication of The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves ...more

Bruce Tulgan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Bruce L. Tulgan is an American writer specializing in business topics. His books include It's Okay to Manage Your Boss, Not Everyone Gets a Trophy, It's Okay to be the Boss, and Managing ...more

Rae'Ven L Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly is an American film and television actress.

Jerry Trimble is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Jerry Foster Trimble, Jr. is an American actor, stuntman, youth motivational speaker and former world champion. Trimble is perhaps best known for his role as Detective Schwartz in the 1995 film ...more

Lizzie Velásquez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Elizabeth Ann "Lizzie" Velásquez is an American motivational speaker and author. She suffers from a rare congenital disease which, among other symptoms, impedes her from ...more

Shiv Khera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Shiv Khera is an Indian author of self-help books and activist. While working in the United States, he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and followed his motivational ...more

Barry Farber is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Barry Farber is an American sales consultant,speaker, radio and TV personality and author.

Dan Poynter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Dan Poynter is an American author, consultant, publisher, professional speaker and parachute designer. Since 1969, he has written more than 130 books, many reports, and more than 800 magazine ...more

Shirley Cothran is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Shirley Cothran was the 1975 winner of the Miss America pageant. She graduated from Denton High School in 1970 and was the second Miss America winner from that school in four years as Phyllis ...more

Jacquelyn Mayer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Jacquelyn Jeanne "Jackie" Mayer is a former Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963 and currently travels the United States as a motivational speaker, noted for her recovery from a ...more

Eskild Ebbesen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Eskild Balschmidt Ebbesen is a Danish lightweight rower, who has won a total number of five Olympic medals and six World Championship gold medals. Ebbesen was the flag bearer of the Danish team ...more

Ajay Rochester is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Ajay Rochester is an Australian actress and author. She was the host of the Australian version of reality weight-loss television series The Biggest Loser, for which she hosted a total of four ...more

Ruben Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Motivational Speakers
Ruben Gonzalez is a motivational speaker, luger and an actor.