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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. Some of these popular public speakers are also responsible for the longest speeches in history and the best presidential speeche of all time. 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. Many celebrities also show off their public speaking skills during these best commencement speeches and the greatest Oscar acceptance speeches. (We also have a list of the weirdest Oscar acceptance speeches.)

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!

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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Eastern United States, New Haven, New England, New Haven County, Connecticut, + more

Profession: Pilot, Businessperson, Politician

Credits: Journeys with George, Being W, Pursuit of Equality, CBS News Special Report: Joint News Conference

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best U.S. Presidents in the Past 50 Years

#86 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

#53 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#45 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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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

Age: 72

Birthplace: East Flatbush, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Public speaker, Businessperson, Politician, Actor, Lawyer

Credits: Anger Management, Eddie, Piers Morgan Live, Giuliani Time, The Gates

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#34 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#57 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#29 on Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

#7 on The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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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 ...more

Age: 61

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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#93 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#5 on The Best 2016 Presidential Candidates

#6 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#5 on The Most Likable 2016 US Presidential Candidates

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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

Age: 57

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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