Famous Public Speakers - List of Famous 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.

The Most Famous Public Speakers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
David IckeApril 29, 1952BritishDavid Icke is a prominent English writer and public speaker
Randy PauschOctober 23, 1960AmericanRandolph Frederick "Randy" Pausch was an American professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh
Aron RalstonOctober 27, 1975AmericanAron Ralston is an American outdoorsman, motivational speaker and mechanical engineer
Lizzie VelásquezMarch 13, 1989AmericanLizzie Velásquez is an American motivational speaker, anti-bullying activist, and author
Adam KhooApril 8, 1974SingaporeanAdam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and writer who is recognized as one of the most vibrant and powerful motivational speakers in Asia.
Dale CarnegieNovember 24, 1888AmericanDale Carnegie was an illustrious American writer, developer, and lecturer of well-known courses in self-improvement and public speaking
Sandeep MaheshwariSeptember 28, 1980IndianSandeep Maheshwari is an Indian entrepreneur and motivational speaker
Jordan BelfortJuly 9, 1962AmericanJordan Belfort is a former stock-broker who is better known as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’
Glennon Doyle MeltonMarch 20, 1976AmericanGlennon Doyle Melton is an American author, activist, and public speaker
Osho RajneeshDecember 11, 1931IndianOsho Rajneesh was an Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher who created the spiritual practice of dynamic meditation
Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is a former stock-broker who is better known as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

AmericanJuly 9, 1962341 views

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is famous inspirational speaker from Australia, known for having founded the ‘Life Without Limbs’ establishment

Adam Khoo

Adam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and writer who is recognized as one of the most vibrant and powerful motivational speakers in Asia.

Aaron McGruder

Aaron McGruder is an American cartoonist and producer best known for creating the comic strip ‘The Boondocks’

AmericanMay 29, 1974104 views

Suleyman Rustam

Suleyman Rustam was a 20th century poet, playwright and public figure of Soviet Azerbaijan

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani is a former American politician, lawyer, businessman and public speaker

AmericanMay 28, 1944214 views

Sandeep Maheshwari

Sandeep Maheshwari is an Indian entrepreneur and motivational speaker

IndianSeptember 28, 1980369 views

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu Krishnamurti was a famous public speaker, mystic, author, philosopher and spiritual leader

IndianMay 12, 1895127 views

Glennon Doyle Melton

Glennon Doyle Melton is an American author, activist, and public speaker

AmericanMarch 20, 1976316 views