Find out more about the greatest American Public Speakers, including Jordan Belfort, Aron Ralston, Rudy Giuliani, Lizzie Velásquez and Randy Pausch.
Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker

Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra
22 October 1946
Motivational Speaker, Writer

Bristol PalinBristol Palin
18 October 1990
Public Speaker

Mary MatalinMary Matalin
19 July 1953
Political Consultant
Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach

Kevin MitnickKevin Mitnick
06 August 1963
Consultant

Donna DouglasDonna Douglas
26 September 1932
Actress
Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor

Aron RalstonAron Ralston
27 October 1975
Outdoorsman, Motivational Speaker
Lizzie VelásquezLizzie Velásquez
13 March 1989
Motivational Speaker

Dale Breckenridge CarnegieDale Carnegie
24 November 1888
Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public

Dave RamseyDave Ramsey
03 September 1960
Radio host

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright

Kyle CarpenterKyle Carpenter
17 October 1989
Military Officer
Kim PeekKim Peek
11 November 1951
Megasavant

Richard HatchRichard Hatch
21 May 1945
Actor

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author
Michael PorterMichael Porter
23 May 1947
Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
23 October 1960
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor
Lori BakkerLori Bakker
30 August 1957
Former Televangelist, Speaker

Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976
Author, Activist, Public Speaker

Collins TuohyCollins Tuohy
29 December 1986
Public Speaker
Dr. Heavenly KimesDr. Heavenly Kimes
17 November 1970
Reality TV star, Dentist, Inspirational Speaker

Siohvaughn FunchesSiohvaughn Funches
06 September 1981
Dwyane Wade's Ex-wife
Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968
Motivational speaker

Steve SchmidtSteve Schmidt
28 September 1970
Politician

Brene BrownBrene Brown
18 November 1965
Researcher
Rudy RuettigerRudy Ruettiger
22 August 1948
Motivational speaker

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Jonathan LipnickiJonathan Lipnicki
22 October 1990
Actor
Erin GruwellErin Gruwell
15 August 1969
Teacher

Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
29 May 1963
Actress

Jennifer O'NeillJennifer O'Neill
20 February 1948
Actress

Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka
25 December 1946
American footballer
Hilary Hinton ZiglarZig Ziglar
06 November 1926
Writer
Iyanla VanzantIyanla Vanzant
13 September 1953
Motivational speaker

Fran LebowitzFran Lebowitz
27 October 1950
Writer

Naomi WolfNaomi Wolf
12 November 1962
Political writer

Miguel A. Núñez Jr.Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
11 August 1964
Actor
Catelynn LowellCatelynn Lowell
12 March 1992
Television personality

Victoria ArlenVictoria Arlen
26 September 1994
Television personality

Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone
13 November 1965
Writer

Esther HicksEsther Hicks
05 March 1948
Writer

Buck AngelBuck Angel
05 June 1972
Adult Film Stars
Rodney MullenRodney Mullen
17 August 1966
Skateboarder

Dave PelzerDave Pelzer
29 December 1960
Autobiographer
Richard MarcinkoRichard Marcinko
21 November 1940
Navy officer

Greg ValentineGreg Valentine
20 September 1951
Wrestlers

Jayne KennedyJayne Kennedy
27 October 1951
Actress
Kathy GarverKathy Garver
13 December 1945
Actress

Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
22 May 1982
Short track speed skater
Louise L. HayLouise L. Hay
08 October 1926
Writer

Jim AbbottJim Abbott
19 September 1967
Baseball Player

Jairek RobbinsJairek Robbins
26 May 1984
Motivational speaker

Richard RohrRichard Rohr
20 March 1943
Writer

Rob BellRob Bell
23 August 1970
Author
HiawathaHiawatha
1525 AD
Orator

Ilyasah ShabazzIlyasah Shabazz
22 July 1962
Author

Richard CarlsonRichard Carlson
16 May 1961
Writer

Mel RobbinsMel Robbins
06 October 1968
Television host
Tucker MaxTucker Max
27 September 1975
Writer

Prem RawatPrem Rawat
10 December 1957
Writer
Brian TracyBrian Tracy
05 January 1944
Motivational speaker, Writer

James Arthur RayJames Arthur Ray
22 November 1957
Motivational speaker, Actor

Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
18 February 1974
Environmental Activist
Eric D. ThomasEric D. Thomas
03 September 1970
Businessperson

Michael GregerMichael Greger
25 October 1972
General Practitioner
Chris HerrenChris Herren
27 September 1975
Basketball player

Liz MurrayLiz Murray
23 September 1980
Inspirational speaker

Cathy O'BrienCathy O'Brien
04 December 1957
Author
Leo BuscagliaLeo Buscaglia
31 March 1924
Writer

Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Politician
iO Tillett WrightiO Tillett Wright
02 September 1985
Television host

Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
23 June 1972
Psychologist

Bruce SterlingBruce Sterling
14 April 1954
Author

Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
24 February 1950
Psychologist
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
20 January 1980
Environmental Advocate
Brendon BurchardBrendon Burchard
18 February 1977
Writer

Jessica FeshbachJessica Feshbach
1976 AD
Scientology official,Member of Sea Org

Gary ZukavGary Zukav
17 October 1942
Soldier, Non-fiction writer

Ann BancroftAnn Bancroft
29 September 1955
Author
Sean StephensonSean Stephenson
05 May 1979
Motivational speaker, Writer

Jerry TrimbleJerry Trimble
12 May 1961
Actor

Red JacketRed Jacket
1750 AD
Orator

Spencer JohnsonSpencer Johnson
01 January 1940
writer,consultant, lecturer

Josh SundquistJosh Sundquist
06 August 1984
Motivational speaker
Steven HillSteven Hill
26 April 1978
Television personality

Rennie CurranRennie Curran
10 November 1988
Author
Eleazar WheelockEleazar Wheelock
22 April 1711
Educator

Julie KroneJulie Krone
24 July 1963
Jockey
Jeffrey GitomerJeffrey Gitomer
11 February 1946
Writer, Journalist
Bonnie St. JohnBonnie St. John
07 November 1964
Skier