25 Motivational Speakers Around The World You Must Listen

Motivation is a key to success!

Sanjeyan N

10 months ago|9 min read


Motivation helps to improve various outcomes such as performance, growth, and sense of purpose. It is a pathway to change thinking, behaving and feeling. Motivation is linked to physiology. Because reduced motivation leads to decreased performance. Motivation is the power of Success. Only motivation has the power to change the negative things.

There are two types of motivation. One is intrinsic motivation and the other is extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation means motivation developed by them. Extrinsic motivation means motivation from the other person such as motivational speakers. 

There are many motivational speakers available in the world. In this article, you are going to see information about 25 famous motivational speakers in the world.

1. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Eric Thomas is an American Motivational Speaker. He was born in Chicago. He established a company to give coaching, athletic development, and education consultation. He also gave a motivational speech to athletes and college students. 

He is the author of 'The Secret to Success, Greatness is upon you: Laying the Foundation', 'Average skill Phenomenal Will' and 'You aren't the boss of me'. He is also a YouTuber. His Youtube channel is etthehiphoppreacher.

2. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins is a motivational speaker and author. He is known for motivational speaking. He was born on February 29, 1960, in California. He is an author of Unlimited Power, Awaken the Giant Within, and was published in 1987 and 1993 respectively.

He also takes seminars through Robbins Research International. In 1991, he founded the Anthony Robbins Foundation to help elderly, young, and homeless people.

3. Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Robert Kiyosaki Is an Author and Businessman. He is the founder of Rich Dad Company and Rich Global LLC to provides finance for education and teaching education through videos. He also created software to educate adults about financial and business concepts.

4. Chris Gardner

He is an American motivational speaker and author. 'The Pursuit of Happyness' is an Autobiography of Chris Gardner which was released in 2006. He won the Father of the Year award in 2002 from NFI.

He wrote books like 'Start Where You Are', 'Permission to Dream', and 'The Pursuit of Happyness'. Chris Gardner works as a stockbroker and later founded his brokerage in 1987 called Gardner Rich & co.

5. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Nick is an Australian American evangelist. He was affected by tetra-amelia syndrome. It is a condition characterized by the absence of hands and legs. 

He is a founder of a nonprofit organization called Life without Limbs. He is the author of :

  • The power of Unstoppable Faith
  • Love without Limits
  • Be the Hands and Feet
  • Life without Limits: Inspiration of Ridiculously Good Life
  • Your life without Limits
  • Stand Strong

6. Dave Ramsey

Dave Lawrence Ramsey is a radio host, author, Businessman, and Motivational speaker. He is an American financial Personality. He is a Host of The Ramsey Show on the radio. He is an author of The Total Money Makeover. 

He calls himself a Conservative. He was the host of The Money Game in 1992. He wrote six books for children and five books for adults.

7. Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle was born on February 16, 1948. He is an author and teacher. He wrote 'The Power of Now' and 'New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose'. He is a German resident. 

Spirituality, metaphysics, and Psychology are the genres of Eckhart Tolle. He was influenced by many spiritual works.

8. Louise Hay

Louise Hay | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Louise Hay was a professional speaker and author. She was born on October 8, 1926, and died on August 30, 2017, at the age of 90. She was an American national. 

Self-help, metaphysics, and Motivational are the genres of hay. She is the author of the book called You Can Heal Your Life. She has also written many self-help books.

9. Les Brown

Les Brown was born on February 17, 1945. He was a member of the Ohio Representative. He is an American motivational speaker. He also hosted a talk show called The Les Brown Show. 

The famous singer Gladys Knight was married to Les Brown in 1995. He is a member of the Democratic political party.

10. Suez Orman

Suez Orman is a host, financial advisor, and author. She is the CEO of Suze Orman Financial Group. She was born on June 5, 1951, in Chicago. She is best known for The Suez Orman Show. 

She is now hosting the Suze Orman Women & Money podcast. Suez Orman got eight Gracie Awards and two Emmy Awards. She was in the top 100 influential people list twice.

11. Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Iyanla Vanzant is a Teacher, lawyer, coach, television personality, and motivational speaker. She was born on September 13, 1953. She was seventh in the 100 influential people list in 2012. 

She was also one of the 100 most influential Black Americans. She was titled lyanla in 1983 which means great mother. Iyanla is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

12. T. Harv Eker

Harv Eker is a speaker, author, and Businessman. He was born on June 10, 1954, in Toronto, California. He is a founder of Peak Potentials Training. It is a seminar company. 

He is the author of Secrets of Millionaire Mind. He was No.1 on the Wall Street Journal Business Book List. He also self-published a book called 'Speed Wealth'.

13. Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield is a motivational speaker and author. He was born on August 19, 1944, in the Texas United States. He is a co-author of the series Chicken soup for the Soul and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. 

He is a founder of Canfield Training Group and Self Esteem in Culver City in California.

14. Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Amy Purdy is a founder of Adaptive Action Sports. She is an author, motivational speaker, American actress, and Para snowboarder. She was born on November 7, 1979, in Los Vegas, United States. She won the bronze medal and silver medal in Paralympics 2014 and 2018 respectively.

She was affected by Neisseria Meningitidis at 19 years old. Two kidneys and spleen were removed due to the spread of Meningitis into the circulatory system. She was an author of 'On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs To Learning The Dance Of Life' which was released in December 2014.

15. Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is a CEO Advisor, High-Performance Trainer, writer, and motivational speaker. He is a Publisher of Success magazine and success media. 

The Bibliography of Darren Hardy includes The Compound Effect (2010), Living Your Best Year Ever (2011), and The Entrepreneur Roller coaster (2015). Due to his professionalism in speaking, he was awarded Master of Influence by the National Speaker Association.

16. Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn was born on September 17, 1930, in Washington, United States of America. He was a motivational speaker and American Entrepreneur. 

He died due to pulmonary fibrosis on December 5, 2009. Bibliography includes 'The seasons of Life', 'The Power of Ambition', 'My Philosophy of Successful Living', and '7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness'.

17. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Arnold is an author, bodybuilder, businessman, actor, and politician. He won Mr. Universe at 20 years of age and Mr. Olympia seven times. After retirement from Bodybuilding, he became an actor in Hollywood. 

He is very famous for acting in the Terminator movie series. He was a former Governor of California. He got gold in the Grand Decoration of Honor for service to the Republic of Austria and an honorable ring in the Federal state of Styria. He has written many books such as:

  • Douglas Kent Hall
  • The Education of Bodybuilder
  • Arnold's Body shaping for Women
  • The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

18. Brian Tracy

He is a Canadian-American author, motivational speaker, and chairman. He was born in Canada on 5th January 1944. He wrote more than eighty books and translated many books. His popular books are 'Eat that Frog', 'No Excuses!', 'The powers of self-discipline psychology of Achievement' and 'Earn what you're worth'. 

He is one of the founders of Brian Tracy International. The headquarters are located in California, San Diego, and Bankers Hill.

19. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was born on November 6, 1926. He is a salesman, author, and motivational speaker. He was born prematurely. He died due to Pneumonia in Texas on November 28, 2012. 

He was the founder of Zigmanship Institute. He wrote more than 30 books.

20. Dr.Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer is a motivational speaker and author. He was born on May 10, 1940, in Michigan. He was an author of 'Your Erroneous Zones' which was published in 1976. It was one of his bestselling books. 

His books were telecasted as a talk show on National Television such as The Tonight Show and The Merv Griffin Show. He died due to a heart attack on August 29, 2015.

21. Jaggi Vasudev

Jaggi Vasudev | Indian Motivational Speakers

He is also known as Sadhguru. He is an Indian Author and Yogi. He is the CEO of the Isha Foundation. He got Padma Vibhushan Award in 2017 for his contribution to social welfare. Sadhguru was born in Karnataka, India on September 3, 1957. He is the author of 'Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy', 'Mystics Musings' and 'Death: Inside story'. 

His book 'Inner Engineering' is one of the New York Times bestselling books.

22. Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma Books

He is best known as The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari. He is a Canadian writer and speaker. He published twelve books. 

He is the CEO of Sharma Leadership International. He was a Lawyer till the age of 25. His genre includes self-help and motivation.

23. Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Arianna is a Greek American Businesswomen, author, and columnist. She was born on July 15, 1950, in Greece. She is the author of 30 books and the founder of Thrive Global, The Huffington Post. 

She is present in Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and the Most Powerful Woman in the Forbes list. She is the CEO of the Detroit Project. The Sleep Revolution and Thrive are the best-selling books, Arianna.

24. Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin | Motivational Speakers Around The World

Gretchen Rubin is an American speaker, blogger, and author. She was born on December 15, 1965, in Missouri, United States. She is a lecturer at Yale School of Management and Yale Law School. 

Gretchen is also an advisor of the Federal communications commission. She is best known for 'The Happiness Project', 'Better than Before' and 'Four Tendencies'.

25. Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk | Motivational Speakers Around The World

He is an American speaker, author. He was born on November 14, 1975, in Russia. He is a founder of Resy and Empathy Wines. It is a restaurant reservation software company. 

He is best known for Social media marketing, enology, and Entrepreneurship. He is the CEO of VaynerX, Communication Company.

So this is all about 25 famous motivational speakers. Many motivational speakers are also authors, businessmen, and politicians. You can hear speeches given by the above-listed speakers. 

It is very helpful when you are feeling down. Only motivation can change the mind and enhance growth and feelings. Good thinking is necessary to become a good human being. 

To improve thinking, get motivation from various people and speakers.

Do let us know your favorite motivational speaker from the list above in the comment box.

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