Find out more about the greatest American Public Speakers, including Jordan Belfort, Aron Ralston, Rudy Giuliani, Lizzie Velásquez and Randy Pausch.
Ben ShapiroBen Shapiro
15 January 1984
Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
09 July 1962
Author

Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani
28 May 1944
Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra
22 October 1946
Motivational Speaker, Writer

Aron RalstonAron Ralston
27 October 1975
Outdoorsman, Motivational Speaker

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

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

Dave RamseyDave Ramsey
03 September 1960
Radio host
Lizzie VelásquezLizzie Velásquez
13 March 1989
Motivational Speaker

Mary MatalinMary Matalin
19 July 1953
Political Consultant
Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

Michael PorterMichael Porter
23 May 1947
Economist, Researcher, Author, Advisor, Speaker

Randy PauschRandy Pausch
23 October 1960
Motivational Speaker, Educationist, Professor

Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach

Lori BakkerLori Bakker
30 August 1957
Former Televangelist, Speaker
Glennon Doyle MeltonGlennon Doyle Melton
20 March 1976
Author, Activist, Public Speaker

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright

Collins TuohyCollins Tuohy
29 December 1986
Public Speaker

Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author
Richard HatchRichard Hatch
21 May 1945
Actor

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

Rodney MullenRodney Mullen
17 August 1966
Skateboarder
James Arthur RayJames Arthur Ray
22 November 1957
Motivational speaker, Actor

Jonathan LipnickiJonathan Lipnicki
22 October 1990
Actor
Ilyasah ShabazzIlyasah Shabazz
22 July 1962
Author

Erin GruwellErin Gruwell
15 August 1969
Teacher

Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
29 May 1963
Actress
Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka
25 December 1946
American footballer

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Jennifer O'NeillJennifer O'Neill
20 February 1948
Actress
Steven HillSteven Hill
26 April 1978
Television personality

Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
22 May 1982
Short track speed skater

Esther HicksEsther Hicks
05 March 1948
Writer

Buck AngelBuck Angel
05 June 1972
Adult Film Stars
Mel RobbinsMel Robbins
06 October 1968
Television host
Kathy GarverKathy Garver
13 December 1945
Actress

Hilary Hinton ZiglarZig Ziglar
06 November 1926
Writer

Catelynn LowellCatelynn Lowell
12 March 1992
Television personality

Greg ValentineGreg Valentine
20 September 1951
Wrestlers
Richard MarcinkoRichard Marcinko
21 November 1940
Navy officer

MC LyteMC Lyte
11 October 1970
Rapper

Jim AbbottJim Abbott
19 September 1967
Baseball Player

Iyanla VanzantIyanla Vanzant
13 September 1953
Motivational speaker

Jairek RobbinsJairek Robbins
26 May 1984
Motivational speaker
Jayne KennedyJayne Kennedy
27 October 1951
Actress

Dave PelzerDave Pelzer
29 December 1960
Autobiographer
Frances Ann LebowitzFran Lebowitz
27 October 1950
Writer

Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone
13 November 1965
Writer

Michael GregerMichael Greger
25 October 1972
General Practitioner
Richard RohrRichard Rohr
20 March 1943
Writer

Naomi WolfNaomi Wolf
12 November 1962
Political writer
Chris HerrenChris Herren
27 September 1975
Basketball player

HiawathaHiawatha
1525 AD
Orator

Tucker MaxTucker Max
27 September 1975
Writer

Rob BellRob Bell
23 August 1970
Author

Brian TracyBrian Tracy
05 January 1944
Motivational speaker, Writer
Victoria ArlenVictoria Arlen
26 September 1994
Television personality

Liz MurrayLiz Murray
23 September 1980
Inspirational speaker

Prem RawatPrem Rawat
10 December 1957
Writer

Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
18 February 1974
Environmental Activist
Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
02 March 1829
Politician

Bruce SterlingBruce Sterling
14 April 1954
Author
Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
23 June 1972
Psychologist

Leo BuscagliaLeo Buscaglia
31 March 1924
Writer

Brendon BurchardBrendon Burchard
18 February 1977
Writer
Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
24 February 1950
Psychologist

Gary ZukavGary Zukav
17 October 1942
Soldier, Non-fiction writer
Jerry TrimbleJerry Trimble
12 May 1961
Actor

Ann BancroftAnn Bancroft
29 September 1955
Author

Red JacketRed Jacket
1750 AD
Orator
Sean StephensonSean Stephenson
05 May 1979
Motivational speaker, Writer

Jessica FeshbachJessica Feshbach
1976 AD
Scientology official,Member of Sea Org
Julie KroneJulie Krone
24 July 1963
Jockey

Eleazar WheelockEleazar Wheelock
22 April 1711
Educator

Jeffrey GitomerJeffrey Gitomer
11 February 1946
Writer, Journalist

Timothy Thomas FortuneTimothy Thomas Fortune
03 October 1856
Orator
George William CurtisGeorge William Curtis
24 February 1824
Writer
Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
20 January 1980
Environmental Advocate

William A. RusherWilliam A. Rusher
19 July 1923
Lawyer

Larry WildeLarry Wilde
06 February 1928
Comedian

Brene BrownBrene Brown
18 November 1965
Researcher
Horace BinneyHorace Binney
04 January 1780
Lawyer

Richard CarlsonRichard Carlson
16 May 1961
Writer

Clarina I. H. NicholsClarina I. H. Nichols
25 January 1810
Journalist

Spencer JohnsonSpencer Johnson
01 January 1940
writer,consultant, lecturer

Louise L. HayLouise L. Hay
08 October 1926
Writer
iO Tillett WrightiO Tillett Wright
02 September 1985
Television host

Eric D. ThomasEric D. Thomas
03 September 1970
Businessperson
Sidney MadwedSidney Madwed
1926 AD
Poet