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List of Famous Motivational Speakers

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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.

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    Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author,...  more
  • Zig Ziglar
    Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author,...  more
  • Tony Robbins
    Anthony Jay Robbins (born Anthony J. Mahavoric; February 29, 1960) is an American author,...  more

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  • Susan Powter

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  • Robert Kiyosaki
    Robert Toru Kiyosaki (清崎 徹, Kiyosaki Tooru, born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and...  more
  • Ben Tankard

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    Aron Lee Ralston (born October 27, 1975) is an American outdoorsman, mechanical engineer and...  more
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