Self-Help Writers

Know about the famous self-help writers, including Dale Carnegie, Deepak Chopra, Jack Welch, Robin Sharma and Zig Ziglar. This list of famous self-help writers includes people from United States, Japan, England, Canada and many more countries.

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 1 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.

 2 Omarosa Manigault

Omarosa Manigault
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Famous As: Writers
Birthdate: February 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 3 Brene Brown

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

 4 Jack Welch

Jack Welch
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Famous As: Former Chairman & CEO of General Electric
Birthdate: November 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 5 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
Writer and academic Dale Carnegie is best remembered for his work on courses in areas such as corporate training, self-improvement, and salesmanship. He started his career as a salesperson. He wrote many books, including the international bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People, and was a successful lecturer, too.

 6 Amelia Warren Tyagi

Amelia Warren Tyagi
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Famous As: Elizabeth Warren's Daughter
Birthdate: September 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 7 Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill
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Famous As: Writer of personal-success literature
Birthdate: October 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
Died: November 8, 1970
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 8 Gemma Collins

Gemma Collins
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: January 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British

Reality star and entrepreneur Gemma Collins soared to fame with reality shows such as The Only Way Is Essex, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Celebrity Big Brother, and Dancing on Ice. She later launched her own reality franchise, Gemma Collins: Diva, and her own BBC podcast.

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 9 Zig Ziglar

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

 10 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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Famous As: Pastor, Self-Help Writer
Birthdate: May 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: December 24, 1993
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 11 Robin Sharma

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

Canadian writer Robin Sharma is best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. A qualified lawyer, he is an alumnus of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. He has published several books on stress management and spirituality. He is the founder of the training company Sharma Leadership International.

 12 Christopher Lawford

Christopher Lawford
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 4, 2018

 13 Myles Munroe

Myles Munroe
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Bahamian
Died: November 9, 2014

 14 James Dobson

James Dobson
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 21, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 15 Jairek Robbins

Jairek Robbins
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Famous As: Motivational speaker
Birthdate: May 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 16 Allen Carr

Allen Carr
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: November 29, 2006

 17 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: July 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Swiss, American
Died: August 24, 2004

 18 Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: August 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 19 Amy Cuddy

Amy Cuddy
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Famous As: Psychologist
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 20 Vicki Iovine

Vicki Iovine
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Famous As: Model, Writer, Lawyer
Birthdate: January 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 21 Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 16, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: December 13, 2013

 22 Susan Cain

Susan Cain
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 20, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 23 W. Clement Stone

W Clement Stone
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Famous As: Businessman & Self Help Book Author
Birthdate: May 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 3, 2002

 24 Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 18, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 25 Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: August 4, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian, American
Died: April 12, 2011

 26 Paul Fussell

Paul Fussell
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: March 22, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: May 23, 2012

 27 Columella

Columella
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 31, 0004
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish, Ancient Roman
Died: 0070 AD

 28 H. Jackson Brown Jr.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1941 AD
Nationality: American

 29 María de Agreda

María de Agreda
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 2, 1602
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Spanish
Died: May 24, 1665

 30 Charles P. Kindleberger

Charles P. Kindleberger
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 12, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 7, 2003

 31 Alan Lakein

Alan Lakein
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1938 AD
Nationality: American

 32 Albert F. Mummery

Albert F. Mummery
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Famous As: Mountaineer
Birthdate: September 10, 1855
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: August 24, 1895

 33 Liu An

Liu An
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0179 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 0122 AD

 34 Friedrich von Hügel

Friedrich von Hügel
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 5, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Austrian
Died: January 27, 1925

 35 Charles Knowlton

Charles Knowlton
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 10, 1800
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: February 20, 1850

 36 Oswald Jacoby

Oswald Jacoby
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 8, 1902
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 27, 1984

 37 Moncure D. Conway

Moncure D. Conway
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 17, 1832
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: November 15, 1907

 38 Guillaume Durand

Guillaume Durand
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1230 AD
Nationality: French
Died: November 1, 1296

 39 John Merbecke

John Merbecke
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Nationality: British
Died: 1585 AD

 40 Jean-Jacques Barthélemy

Jean-Jacques Barthélemy
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 20, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 30, 1795

 41 Nicholas Kabasilas

Nicholas Kabasilas
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1319 AD
Nationality: Greek
Died: 1392 AD

 42 Richard Isay

Richard Isay
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: December 13, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 28, 2012

 43 William Lily

William Lily
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 1468 AD
Nationality: British
Died: February 25, 1522

 44 Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie

Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: September 11, 1806
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Died: September 15, 1870

 45 John Hookham Frere

John Hookham Frere
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: May 21, 1769
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: January 7, 1846

 46 Ernest Bormann

Ernest Bormann
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 28, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: December 27, 2008

 47 Ma Duanlin

Ma Duanlin
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: 1245 AD
Nationality: Chinese
Died: 1322 AD

 48 John Westlake

John Westlake
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Famous As: Law Scholar
Birthdate: February 4, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: April 14, 1913

 49 Samah Jabr

Samah Jabr
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: August 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Palestinian

 50 Isaac of Antioch

Isaac of Antioch
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Syrian
Died: 0460 AD
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