Top 15 Motivational Speakers

We've ranked the top motivational speakers from around the world.

A great way of improving communication skills is to watch videos and attend seminars by top motivational speakers. One of the best known is Tony Robbins, who uses a range of physical and verbal techniques to captivate thousands of people who attend his seminars.

People mentioned in this list of top motivational speakers are experts in communication as most of them have built their entire careers around effective public speaking. Watching their videos is a good way of observing techniques they use such as their body language, eye contact and pace of voice. Here are 15 of the most popular motivational speakers around the world.


Dave Ramsey

David Ramsey is an American financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker. His show and writings strongly focus on encouraging people to get out of debt.


Website: daveramsey.com
Twitter: 743K Followers
Facebook: 3.4M Likes
Popularity: 361K searches/month

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is an American motivational speaker, personal finance instructor, and self-help author. He became well known from his infomercials and self-help books: Unlimited Power, Unleash the Power Within and Awaken the Giant Within.


Website: tonyrobbins.com
Twitter: 2.8M Followers
Facebook: 2.3M Likes
Popularity: 261K searches/month

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is an Australian Christian evangelist and top motivational speaker born with Phocomelia, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of legs and arms.


Website: nickvujicic.com
Twitter: 390K Followers
Facebook: 8.6M Likes
Popularity: 201K searches/month

Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life’s Purpose. In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.


Website: eckharttolle.com
Twitter: 477K Followers
Facebook: 1.6M Likes
Popularity: 201K searches/month

Louise Hay

Louise Lynn Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life.


Website: louisehay.com
Twitter: 352K Followers
Facebook: 2.3M Likes
Popularity: 165K searches/month

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is an American entrepreneur, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist who, during the early 1980s, struggled with homelessness while raising his toddler son. Gardner’s book of memoirs, The Pursuit of Happyness, was published in May 2006.


Website: chrisgardnermedia.com
Twitter: 15K Followers
Facebook: 186K Likes
Popularity: 135K searches/month

Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman, investor, self-help author, educator, motivational speaker, financial literacy activist, financial commentator, and radio personality. Kiyosaki is the founder of the Rich Dad Company, who provide financial and business education to people through books, videos, games, seminars, blogs, coaching, and workshops.


Website: richdad.com
Twitter: 1.0M Followers
Facebook: 3.1M Likes
Popularity: 110K searches/month

Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Speeches by Thomas have been widely viewed and are popular on YouTube.


Website: etinspires.com
Twitter: 250K Followers
Facebook: 291K Likes
Popularity: 74K searches/month

Les Brown

Leslie Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase “it’s possible!” and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do.


Website: lesbrown.com
Twitter: 111K Followers
Facebook: 976K Likes
Popularity: 60K searches/month

Suze Orman

Suze Orman is an American author, financial advisor, motivational speaker, and television host. In 1987, she founded the Suze Orman Financial Group. Her program The Suze Orman Show began airing on CNBC in 2002 and won a Gracie Award for Outstanding Program Host on CNBC for it. She has written several books on the topic of personal finance.


Website: suzeorman.com
Twitter: 1.6M Followers
Facebook: 516K Likes
Popularity: 49K searches/month

Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant is an American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach and television personality. She can currently be seen on television as the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life, and as a frequently featured guest teacher of Oprah’s Lifeclass on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.


Website: iyanla.com
Twitter: 1.0M Followers
Facebook: 2.7M Likes
Popularity: 40K searches/month

Amy Purdy

Amy Gale is an American actress, model, world-class snowboarder and 2014 Paralympic bronze medalist, co-founder of Adaptive Action Sports, professional motivational speaker, clothing designer and author.


Website: amypurdy.com
Twitter: 68K Followers
Facebook: 111K Likes
Popularity: 27K searches/month

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker, seminar leader, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. He is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 500 million copies in print. In 2005 Canfield co-authored The Success Principles.


Website: jackcanfield.com
Twitter: 308K Followers
Facebook: 969K Likes
Popularity: 22K searches/month

T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker is an author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation. He is the author of the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind published by HarperCollins.


Website: harveker.com
Twitter: 113K Followers
Facebook: 572K Likes
Popularity: 16K searches/month

Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and The Compound Effect.


Website: darrenhardy.com
Twitter: 238K Followers
Facebook: 10K Likes
Popularity: 10K searches/month

*popularity indicates average number of Google searches since 2015.

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