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

Lizzie VelásquezLizzie Velásquez
13 March 1989
Motivational Speaker

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

Kevin MitnickKevin Mitnick
06 August 1963
Consultant

Mike FarrellMike Farrell
06 February 1939
Actor
Mary MatalinMary Matalin
19 July 1953
Political Consultant

Dale Breckenridge CarnegieDale Carnegie
24 November 1888
Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public
Dave RamseyDave Ramsey
03 September 1960
Radio host

Kim PeekKim Peek
11 November 1951
Megasavant

Jo Anne WorleyJo Anne Worley
06 September 1936
Actress

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

Frank ReichFrank Reich
04 December 1961
Football Coach
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

Robert GreeneRobert Greene
14 May 1959
Writer, Playwright
Les BrownLes Brown
17 February 1945
Author

Collins TuohyCollins Tuohy
29 December 1986
Public Speaker
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
James Arthur RayJames Arthur Ray
22 November 1957
Motivational speaker, Actor

Van JonesVan Jones
20 September 1968
Motivational speaker
Rodney MullenRodney Mullen
17 August 1966
Skateboarder

Jonathan LipnickiJonathan Lipnicki
22 October 1990
Actor

Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
24 August 1951
Novelist
Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
29 May 1963
Actress

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Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
22 May 1982
Short track speed skater
Jennifer O'NeillJennifer O'Neill
20 February 1948
Actress

Buck AngelBuck Angel
05 June 1972
Adult Film Stars

Steven HillSteven Hill
26 April 1978
Television personality

Jim AbbottJim Abbott
19 September 1967
Baseball Player
Esther HicksEsther Hicks
05 March 1948
Writer
MC LyteMC Lyte
11 October 1970
Rapper

Erin GruwellErin Gruwell
15 August 1969
Teacher

Hilary Hinton ZiglarZig Ziglar
06 November 1926
Writer

Kathy GarverKathy Garver
13 December 1945
Actress
Dave PelzerDave Pelzer
29 December 1960
Autobiographer

Mel RobbinsMel Robbins
06 October 1968
Television host

Catelynn LowellCatelynn Lowell
12 March 1992
Television personality

Ilyasah ShabazzIlyasah Shabazz
22 July 1962
Author

Frances Ann LebowitzFran Lebowitz
27 October 1950
Writer
Richard MarcinkoRichard Marcinko
21 November 1940
Navy officer

Greg ValentineGreg Valentine
20 September 1951
Wrestlers
Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone
13 November 1965
Writer

HiawathaHiawatha
1525 AD
Orator

Jairek RobbinsJairek Robbins
26 May 1984
Motivational speaker
Richard RohrRichard Rohr
20 March 1943
Writer

Iyanla VanzantIyanla Vanzant
13 September 1953
Motivational speaker
Rob BellRob Bell
23 August 1970
Author

Tucker MaxTucker Max
27 September 1975
Writer

Naomi WolfNaomi Wolf
12 November 1962
Political writer

Jayne KennedyJayne Kennedy
27 October 1951
Actress

Chris HerrenChris Herren
27 September 1975
Basketball player
Brian TracyBrian Tracy
05 January 1944
Motivational speaker, Writer

Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka
25 December 1946
American footballer

Michael GregerMichael Greger
25 October 1972
General Practitioner

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

Victoria ArlenVictoria Arlen
26 September 1994
Television personality

Leo BuscagliaLeo Buscaglia
31 March 1924
Writer
Amy CuddyAmy Cuddy
23 June 1972
Psychologist

Bruce SterlingBruce Sterling
14 April 1954
Author
Gary ZukavGary Zukav
17 October 1942
Soldier, Non-fiction writer

Richard BandlerRichard Bandler
24 February 1950
Psychologist

Brendon BurchardBrendon Burchard
18 February 1977
Writer
Jerry TrimbleJerry Trimble
12 May 1961
Actor

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

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

Red JacketRed Jacket
1750 AD
Orator

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

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.Philippe Cousteau, Jr.
20 January 1980
Environmental Advocate

George William CurtisGeorge William Curtis
24 February 1824
Writer
Ron WaltersRon Walters
20 July 1938
Author

William A. RusherWilliam A. Rusher
19 July 1923
Lawyer

Larry WildeLarry Wilde
06 February 1928
Comedian

Horace BinneyHorace Binney
04 January 1780
Lawyer

Brene BrownBrene Brown
18 November 1965
Researcher
Clarina I. H. NicholsClarina I. H. Nichols
25 January 1810
Journalist

Richard CarlsonRichard Carlson
16 May 1961
Writer
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