Public Speakers

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.

 1 Rudy Giuliani

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Famous As: Former Mayor of New York City, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Birthdate: May 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

American politician Rudy Giuliani, who served as the Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, received major attention and praise for his handling of crisis in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in his city. He was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year in December 2001 for his efforts. However, there have also been allegations of corruption against him.

 2 Ben Shapiro

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Famous As: Political Commentator, Public Speaker
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

A strong conservative political commentator, author, media host and lawyer, Ben Shapiro became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US at the age of seventeen and at twenty published his first book. The host of a daily political podcast ,The Ben Shapiro Show, he has frequently invited criticism for his views on various issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.

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 3 Jordan Belfort

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 9, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
The former stock broker, who was convicted for stock-market manipulation and cheating several investors, Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison before he was released and altered his way of living. Using his life experiences, he became a motivational speaker and also authored two memoirs, one of which, The Wolf of Wall Street, was adapted into an award winning film.

 4 Van Jones

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Famous As: Motivational speaker
Birthdate: September 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 5 David Icke

David Icke
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

A popular English conspiracy theorist, David Icke has written books and delivered lectures on various theories, such as infinite dimensions, reptoid humanoids, and the Illuminati. While he has faced criticisms and accusations, he also has a large following and has influenced people who support counter-cultural movement and ancient astronaut theories.

 6 Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 28, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 7 Brene Brown

Brene Brown
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Famous As: Researcher
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 8 Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Famous As: Public Speaker & Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
Died: February 17, 1986

Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker, and writer. Many years after his death, Krishnamurti's supporters oversee several schools based on his views and ideas. The Krishnamurti Foundation runs several schools in India and foreign countries. Among those who were influenced by his works were Toni Packer, Dada Dharmadhikari, and Achyut Patwardhan.

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 9 Brian Cox

Brian Cox
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British

 10 Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra
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Famous As: Motivational Speaker, Writer
Birthdate: October 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Deepak Chopra is an Indian-American alternative-medicine advocate and author. After emigrating to the United States in 1970, Chopra went on to become an important figure in the New Age movement. Credited with co-founding the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, Chopra is one of the wealthiest personalities in alternative medicine. He has also drawn criticisms, thanks to his tall and ridiculous claims.

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 11 Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin
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Famous As: Public Speaker
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 12 Mary Matalin

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Famous As: Political Consultant
Birthdate: July 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Mary Matalin is an American political consultant. Renowned for her work with the Republican Party, Matalin has worked with prominent personalities like Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Dick Cheney. Mary Matalin is also known for her work as an animal rights activist and was honored with PETA's Person of the Year award in December 2016.

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 13 Frank Reich

Frank Reich
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Famous As: Football Coach
Birthdate: December 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 14 Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 15 Kevin Mitnick

Kevin Mitnick
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Famous As: Consultant
Birthdate: August 6, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 16 Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: January 1, 2015
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 17 Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic
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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: December 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

 18 Chetan Bhagat

Chetan Bhagat
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Indian
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 19 Mike Farrell

Mike Farrell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 6, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston
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Famous As: Outdoorsman, Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: October 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 21 Lizzie Velásquez

Lizzie Velásquez
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Famous As: Motivational Speaker
Birthdate: March 13, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 22 Jonathan Lipnicki

Jonathan Lipnicki
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 23 Yossi Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Israeli

 24 Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 25 Dale Carnegie

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie
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Famous As: Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker
Birthdate: November 24, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 1, 1955

 26 Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey
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Famous As: Radio host
Birthdate: September 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 27 Lisa Whelchel

Lisa Whelchel
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 28 Robert Greene

Robert Greene
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Famous As: Writer, Playwright
Birthdate: May 14, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British, American
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 29 Steve Backshall

Steve Backshall
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: April 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 30 Ashish Vidyarthi

Ashish Vidyarthi
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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 31 Jennifer O'Neill

Jennifer O'Neill
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 20, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Brazilian, American

 32 Monty Don

Monty Don
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: July 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 33 Kyle Carpenter

Kyle Carpenter
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Famous As: Military Officer
Birthdate: October 17, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 34 Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian
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Famous As: Feminist Media Critic, Blogger
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Nationality: Canadian
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 35 Larry Csonka

Larry Csonka
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Famous As: American footballer
Birthdate: December 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 36 Zig Ziglar

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 28, 2012

 37 Kim Peek

Kim Peek
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Famous As: Megasavant
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: December 19, 2009

 38 Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant
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Famous As: Motivational speaker
Birthdate: September 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 39 Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 40 Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf
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Famous As: Political writer
Birthdate: November 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 41 William Tell

William Tell
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Famous As: Folk hero
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Swiss

 42 Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 43 Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma
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Famous As: Writer, Public Speaker
Birthdate: June 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian, Mauritian

 44 Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: February 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian

 45 Richard Hatch

Richard Hatch
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 21, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 7, 2017

 46 Catelynn Lowell

Catelynn Lowell
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: March 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 47 Victoria Arlen

Victoria Arlen
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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 48 Kelly Cutrone

Kelly Cutrone
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 49 Conor Woodman

Conor Woodman
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 50 Esther Hicks

Esther Hicks
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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