Top 10 Motivational Speakers in the World [Latest Update]

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Who are the greatest motivational speakers ever? Motivational speakers have had a huge effect on my life and the lives of millions of other people, no matter what their personal situations are. Their words are so powerful and inspiring that you should listen to them every day. So I decided to write this post. I’ve been watching and making a lot of motivational videos and speeches lately.

Top 10 Motivational Speakers

But who are the greatest motivational speakers in the world? Here are my choices for the top 10 motivational speakers in the world. These are the YouTubers you should be following, listening to, and watching. They’ve changed many people’s lives, including mine.

1. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas was born and raised in Detroit. When he was 16, he was living on the streets. But Eric decided he wanted to change his life for the better and become someone he could be proud of. E.T. did just that, and now you can watch Eric Thomas’s wise advice on YouTube. His “Thank God It’s Monday” series is one of them. He was also able to get the schooling he missed while he was homeless, and he worked even harder to get all the qualifications he had always wanted. Eric Thomas has become one of the best speakers in the world at inspiring people. His videos on YouTube are well-known, and his best-selling books have earned him millions of dollars.
Because E.T.’s speeches are so popular, you can find him in about 90% of the motivational videos that people make and upload to YouTube. These videos are made up of clips, speeches, and music, and they are meant to inspire people.

2. Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins was born in Los Angeles on February 29, 1960. When he was young, he said that his home life was abusive and crazy. Because of this, he left home when he was 17 years old. At first, when Robbins was just getting started in the world of motivational speaking, he was promoting Jim Rohn’s seminars. Later, he decided to start his own path by putting on his own seminars. Tony’s seminars, motivational speeches, inspirational quotes, and best-selling books have helped and changed the lives of a lot of people. If you look for him on YouTube, you’ll find videos of him changing people’s lives. I like the ones where he fixes a young man’s stutter in 7 minutes and saves another man’s marriage in 8 minutes.

3. Les Brown

On February 17, 1945, Les Brown was born in Miami, Florida. He was taken in by Mamie Brown and was said to be “educable mentally retarded” when he was in first grade. Even though this made him feel bad, other people told him to keep learning and try to be the best he could be. In order for him to realize his greatest potential. Les is another motivational speaker who gets a lot of attention in compilations of motivational videos made by other people. Because his speeches are so deep and meaningful, people really hear what he has to say. “It’s Not Over Until You Win!” and “Live Your Dreams,” two of his best-selling books, are very inspiring and worth reading.

4. Jim Rohn

On September 17, 1930, Jim Rohn was born in Yakima, Washington. He died on December 5, 2009. He was a very successful businessman who was once Vice President of Nutri-Bio, a very successful sales company. But when the company finally went out of business, he was asked to speak at a meeting of one of his clubs. After this meeting, he was asked to speak at a lot of other events and started to get known. Rohn was a smart businessman who was able to teach others a lot of what he knew. He has definitely earned his spot on this list of the world’s best motivational speakers.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30, 1947, in Austria. We all know him as the world-famous professional bodybuilding champion, and the story of how he got there is very inspiring. Schwarzenegger served in the Austrian army for a year when he was 18. At the time, all 18-year-old men had to do this. Even with all of the training and drills, he still found time to work out, while most people were resting. HeHe got out of camp without permission to compete in the Junior Mr. Europe contest, which he won. Arnold was very dedicated to his training, and the fact that he was willing to break army rules and sneak out of the camp to compete in the contest shows how badly he wanted it. Many bodybuilders look up to him now, and anyone who wants to be successful can learn a lot from him.

6. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar was born in Alabama on November 6, 1926, and he died there on November 28, 2012. Ziglar has 11 siblings. When he was five, his father died of a stroke, and two days later, his sister died. During World War II, Zig was in the army from 1935 to 1946. Ziglar met his wife Jean when he was 17. After the war, he worked as a salesman for many different companies and eventually became the vice president of the Automotive Performance company. He started going to seminars on motivation and wrote his first book, “See You at the Top,” in 1975. Between 1975 and 2012, he wrote at least 15 other books after this one. Zig Ziglar is one of the best motivational speakers in the world and has said a lot of wise things over the years.

7. Wayne Dyer

Dr. Wayne Dyer was born in Detroit on May 10, 1940, and most of his childhood was spent in an orphanage. After graduating from high school, Dyer served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962. He then got a degree in counseling, which he chose to do for a while before taking it one step further. Dyer quit his job as a teacher and started a career as a motivational speaker. He gave talks all over the country and became a very popular author. Dyer’s first book has now sold more than 35 million copies, and he has continued to give lectures, put out audio tapes, and write books.

8. Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma was born in Nepal in 1964. After graduating from the Dalhousie University School of Law, he started working as a lawyer right away. But he did a lot more in his career than just becoming a successful and fully qualified lawyer. Sharma has written and published 15 books on self-help and leadership between 1995 and 2011. “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,” one of his most popular books, has sold more than 5 million copies all over the world. The book is about a character named Julian, who has a heart attack and decides to sell his house and Ferrari to go on a spiritual journey. Some people might say that Robin Sharma is more of a motivational writer than a speaker, but he deserves to be on this list. He has written 12 books that have been bestsellers around the world. He is an expert on leadership and self-development.

9. Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy was born in Vancouver, Canada, on January 5, 1944. He is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that helps people and organizations train, grow, and develop. Brian’s main goal is to help other people reach their goals more quickly and to the best of their abilities. That’s a great start to becoming one of the world’s best motivational speakers. He has done a lot in his life, including consulting for a huge number of businesses, hosting a huge number of seminars, and doing research in Business, Economics, Psychology, and Philosophy for many years. The title on his website says it all: Professional Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, and Success Expert. Check out some of Brian Tracy’s best sayings.

10. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia, on December 4, 1982. Vujicic was born with Tetra-Amelia syndrome, which is a very rare disorder in which all four limbs are missing at birth. Nick had a hard time mentally and physically as he grew up because of this, so it’s not a surprise that he had a hard time. It made him want to start his own charity, which he called “Life Without Limbs.” Nick Vujicic is a true inspiration to all of us. If you’ve seen some of his motivational speeches on YouTube, you’ll know how much he’s been able to adjust to a life without limbs. Many people with this disorder may not be willing to work hard to really push the limits of their skills. On a computer, he can type 43 words per minute. Yes, you did hear me correctly. This guy has no arms, legs, hands, or feet, but he can still type 43 words per minute on a computer. I think you should watch some of his videos on YouTube so you can see what I mean.