List of famous public speakers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Public Speakers are individuals who speak to a large group of people with the motive of informing, motivating, influencing or entertaining the audiences. Public speakers primarily aim to persuade the audience to think about a pressing issue, motivate them to take actions or influence them to embark on a path of self-development. Public speaking is an art as it is no small feat to address large gathering and communicate to them effectively what one intends to inform them about. Greek philosopher Aristotle was one of the most prominent public speakers in ancient Greek where the art of public speaking first developed. Public speaking is a powerful medium and good orators from time immemorial have used their skills to influence people and move them to action. Abraham Lincoln, Adolf Hitler and Barack Obama are men who with the help of their oratory skills achieved tremendous political success. Leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., and Winston Churchill were popular public speakers who left considerable impact on society. People flock to listen to motivational speakers like Wayne Dyer, Mark Victor Hansen, and Deepak Chopra who are blessed with the ability to inspire people through their talks. Browse on to learn more about the famous public speakers from around the world who inspire, motivate and influence through their speeches.

Ben Shapiro Ben Shapiro
American

Monty Don Monty Don
British

Nick Vujicic Nick Vujicic
Australian

Dave Ramsey Dave Ramsey
American

Robin Sharma Robin Sharma
Canadian, Mauritian
Kim Peek Kim Peek
American

Frank Reich Frank Reich
American

Adam Khoo Adam Khoo
Singaporean

Lori Bakker Lori Bakker
American
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Robert Greene Robert Greene
British, American
Les Brown Les Brown
American

Matte Babel Matte Babel
Canadian

Suleyman Rustam Suleyman Rustam
Azerbaijani

Ashish VidyarthiAshish Vidyarthi
Indian
Van JonesVan Jones
American

Kevin MitnickKevin Mitnick
American
James Arthur RayJames Arthur Ray
American

Simon SinekSimon Sinek
British

Jonathan LipnickiJonathan Lipnicki
American
Orson Scott CardOrson Scott Card
American

Sangram SinghSangram Singh
Indian
Ilyasah ShabazzIlyasah Shabazz
American

Steve BackshallSteve Backshall
British

Rodney MullenRodney Mullen
American

Lisa WhelchelLisa Whelchel
American

Erin GruwellErin Gruwell
American
Apolo OhnoApolo Ohno
American

Buck AngelBuck Angel
American

William TellWilliam Tell
Swiss

Steven HillSteven Hill
American
Esther HicksEsther Hicks
American
Jennifer O'NeillJennifer O'Neill
Brazilian, American

MC LyteMC Lyte
American

Mel RobbinsMel Robbins
American

Elif ShafakElif Shafak
French, Turkish
Kathy GarverKathy Garver
American

Zig ZiglarZig Ziglar
American
Clementine FordClementine Ford
Australian

Catelynn LowellCatelynn Lowell
American

Dave PelzerDave Pelzer
American
Richard MarcinkoRichard Marcinko
American

Jairek RobbinsJairek Robbins
American
Greg ValentineGreg Valentine
American

Myles MunroeMyles Munroe
Bahamian

Jim AbbottJim Abbott
American
Fran LebowitzFran Lebowitz
American

Hans RoslingHans Rosling
Swedish
Iyanla VanzantIyanla Vanzant
American

Larry CsonkaLarry Csonka
American

Kelly CutroneKelly Cutrone
American

HiawathaHiawatha
American
Richard RohrRichard Rohr
American

Jayne KennedyJayne Kennedy
American

Naomi WolfNaomi Wolf
American

Michael GregerMichael Greger
American

Tucker MaxTucker Max
American
Rob BellRob Bell
American

Chris HerrenChris Herren
American
Brian TracyBrian Tracy
American

Patrick MoorePatrick Moore
Canadian

Liz MurrayLiz Murray
American
Dambisa MoyoDambisa Moyo
Zambian

Prem RawatPrem Rawat
American
Julia Butterfly HillJulia Butterfly Hill
American

Victoria ArlenVictoria Arlen
American
Carl SchurzCarl Schurz
German, American

Sue JohansonSue Johanson
Canadian

D. T. SuzukiD. T. Suzuki
Japanese
Shiv KheraShiv Khera
Indian

Carlos P. GarciaCarlos P. Garcia
Filipino
Robert EmmetRobert Emmet
Irish