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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 University in 1968 and Harvard Business School in 1975, Bush worked in oil businesses. He married Laura Welch in 1977 and ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives shortly thereafter. He later co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team before defeating Ann Richards in the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election. Bush was elected president in 2000 after a close and controversial election, becoming ...more

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#24 on The Greatest U.S. Presidents of All Time

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

#13 on Every President's Most Controversial Pardon, Ranked

#83 on The Most Important Leaders in U.S. 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 1980s who prosecuted pivotal cases against the Italian Mafia and against corrupt corporate financiers. Giuliani reputedly tamed organized crime—most famously leading the case that sent boss John Gotti, the "Teflon Don," to prison for life based on testimony brokered in a deal with Sammy the Bull. That accomplishment, which won Giuliani a reputation for being tough on crime, helped to launch him ...more

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#60 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#55 on The Most Influential Politicians in American History

#6 on The Most Influential Republicans Who Were Once Democrats

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

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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 number of states won. On March 30, 2015, Huckabee supporters launched a Super PAC to make preparations for his run for the Presidential ticket in 2016. Until January 3, 2015, Huckabee hosted the eponymous Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee, before ending the show in order to investigate the possibility of a 2016 presidential candidacy. From April 2012 through December 2013, he hosted a daily radio ...more

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#11 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

#95 on The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

#16 on 2016 Politicians Who Are Best at Evading Questions

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

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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 approximately $30 million USD in that year. ...more

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