Top 10 Famous Motivational Speakers Everybody Must Listen

Motivation is something one can never have an excess of, which is possibly why it is also emerging as a probable career path for people. It may be required in the queerest of places, at odd times, to pretty ordinary people. Generally, we do not read too much into it because it is widely available, in this era of technology but with so many sources widely available, it can get a little difficult trying to sift through. Therefore, in this article, we will list down top 10 famous motivational speakers whose words can impact you to come out stronger and perhaps, wiser.

1. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins was born on 29th February 1960 in California, United States. He is known as a philanthropist, author, life coach, and motivational speaker. He is known to be amongst some of the top professionals in motivation as he does not complicate matters but pins himself down to the ordinary man. He focuses on the basics and tries to extract results from pieces that the audience may find relevant. Amongst a wide number of books that he has authored, one of the most incredible ones is titled ‘Awaken the Giant within’, which is a piece of literature everyone should delve in, at some point in time.

2. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas was born on 3rd September 1970 in Michigan, United States. He has a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Michigan State University and has previously served as a senior pastor in Lansing, Michigan. As a preacher, he spearheaded a campaign/program to help underprivileged youth. Once, marking his territory in the field of motivational speaking, he established a company to offer education counseling, coaching, and athletic development. One of his renowned pieces of literature includes the book titled ‘The Secret to Success’.

3. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born on 4th December 1987 in Australia. He was born with tetra-amelia syndrome, an unusual disorder that results in the absence of limbs, i.e. legs and arms. Rather than pining over his ill fate as some would term it, he overcame these obstacles and became a source of inspiration for all. He is a determined advocate of remaining unbeaten and marking oneself as unstoppable. Some of his scholarly works include ‘Life without Limits: Inspirations of a Ridiculously Good Life’, and ‘Limitless: Devotions for a Ridiculously Good Life’.

4. Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington was born on 15th July 1950 in Athens, Greece. She is the founder of the leading news agency, The Huffington Post and is the Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Global. She has been listed as part of Time’s 100 most influential people as well as the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. She was fortunate enough to receive instant international recognition for her last two books titled. ‘Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-being Wisdom’ and ‘The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time’.

5. Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey was born on 29th January 1954 in Mississippi, United States. She is a renowned television talk show host, producer, media executive, actress, and philanthropist. Her television show, ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ received extremely high ratings in history and as a result of her demeanor in the media, she was framed as the ‘Queen of All Media’. She was also the wealthiest African American of the 20th Century. She has bagged several awards to her name and is an inspiration for overcoming the adverse conditions she was born into, to becoming a world-known figure today.

6. Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres was born on 26th January 1958 in Louisiana, United States. She is a comedian by profession, a talk show host, an actress, author, and producer. She hosts one of the biggest shows to date and has been on it since 2003. It is known as the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ and she has become a household name, worldwide. She is known as the giver of laughter and smiles, with her show that continues to help, inspire and motivate people to reach their potential by surpassing the constrictions and restraints put in place, by societal norms and diction.

7. Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer was born on 10th May 1940 in Michigan, United States. He died on 29th August 2015 at the age of 75. He was a life coach and motivational speaker, whereby he taught people to help themselves and self-actualize. His first book ‘Your Erroneous Zones’ is considered a likely candidate for the most incredible books of all time. It is estimated that around 100 million copies of this book have been sold to date, and the number keeps rolling. Although his book gained popularity, Albert Ellis regarded his book as the worst example of plagiarism of his book, ‘Rational Emotive Therapy’.

8. Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is a Canadian national, who is considered an icon in the world of writing. Until the age of 25, he performed duties as a litigation lawyer, after which he published his book on managing stress and spirituality, known as ‘MegaLiving’. Since then, he has been a part of the motivational sphere and continues to contribute through talks and books, like ‘Who will cry when you die’, another of his all-time greats.

9. Les Brown

Les Brown was born on 17th February 1945 in Florida, United States. He is a renowned speaker, author, former radio and television host, as well as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1976 to 1981. He inspires people through his motto, which also became his catchphrase ‘it’s possible’. Amongst some of his famous publications, ‘Laws of Success: 12 Laws that turn dreams into reality’ is highly ranked.

10. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was born on 6th November 1926 in Alabama, United States. He died in 2012 and was an author, salesman and motivational speaker. This quote is considered his life motto, as inserted below:

“You can get everything you want in life if you will just help other people get what they want.” He was instrumental in helping people overcome obstacles and make life worth living. He is best remembered as a man of great inspiration and an icon of power.