The Most Inspiring Speakers In The World Today

Our list of global motivational and inspirational keynote speakers include, Duncan Stevens, Tony Robbins and Seth Godin who inspire, motivate and educate global audiences on the subjects of Leadership, Influence, Creativity, Innovation and Collaboration to name a few and speak all over the world.

Whether they speak live on stages, deliver virtual presentations, offer online courses or have written books this comprehensive list of speakers will help you and your audience see different perspectives to create new opportunities. 

If you are using this list to guide you on your journey on booking a professional speaker, take time to look at the reviews on their LinkedIn profile or search the content they have shared online.

Tony Robbins



Tony Robbins is one of America’s most well-known life coaches and business strategists and as a keynote speaker, he inspires others through his live and virtual events.

He’s best known for his infomercials, his live events, and his self-help books, including Awaken the Giant within, Unleash the Power Within, and Unlimited power. Tony also shares his powerful messages and strategies on success through his podcast, where he has helped over 50 million people from over 100 countries to have profound impact on their lives.

Speaker Fee Range: $300,000+

Twitter Followers: 3.1 million
Facebook Followers: 6.5 million
Instagram Followers: 6.8 million
YouTube Followers: 1.75 million

Simon Sinek



Simon Sinek is an English born American author who’s authored five books, with three of his most popular titles being start with why the infinite game and leaders eat last.

Sinek is a leadership expert and became famous through his 2009 TED Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, which is currently the third most watched TED talk of all time. Simon has featured on numerous podcasts, including a popular podcast with Steven Bartlett and now create some delivered leadership development training programs that can be enjoyed either online or in person.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,00

Twitter Followers: 1 million
Facebook Followers: 3.5 million
Instagram Followers: 2.7 million
YouTube Followers: 1.83 million

Duncan Stevens - Motivational and Inspirational Speaker



Duncan Stevens is one of the most dynamic motivational speakers in the world, known for his unique ability to help teams and leaders cultivate a mindset of success.

With a background in behavioural psychology, professional mentalist and best-selling author, Duncan inspires audiences on the subjects of High Performance Leadership, High Performance Teams, Influence, Collaboration and Creativity. You can contact Duncan here. He is the founder of the Influence Association and author of the best-selling book Effective Influence.

Speaker Fee Range: $15,000+

Twitter Followers: N/A (LinkedIn Only)
Facebook Followers: N/A (LinkedIn Only)
Instagram Followers: N/A (LinkedIn Only)
YouTube Followers: N/A (LinkedIn Only)

Dave Ramsey


ceo of ramsey solutions

Dave Ramsey is an American radio personality and keynote speaker who helps his client’s budget, overcome debt, save, and invest. He is also founder and CEO of Ramsey solutions and is a well-known voice on radio all over America.

Ramsey has also written The New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover and also hosts a TV show on Fox Business of a similar name. Dave Ramsey also teaches the 80/20 rule, which is a framework for constructing a healthy life which suggests that managing your finances is 80% behaviour and 20% knowledge.

Speaker Fee Range: $200,000+

Twitter Followers: 954.5k
Facebook Followers: 6.6 million
Instagram Followers: 4 million
YouTube Followers: 37.5k 

Seth Godin


marketing expert

Seth Godin is an acclaimed author of Purple Cow. This is marketing, the dip and linchpin to name a few and is a prolific marketing strategist. Godin attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Godin is now in demand marketing keynote speaker. Seth has also founded Squidoo, and more recently launched yoyo dyne which consists of online games, which he later sold to Yahoo for approximately $30 million. Seth Godin believes there are five steps to marketing products correctly. And those are fear cognitive load, greed, curiosity, and generosity or connection.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 773.1k
Facebook Followers: 527k
Instagram Followers: 398k
YouTube Followers: 3.71k

Nick Vujicic


inspiring stories

Nick Vujicic is one of the most in demand speakers in the world and has Tetra Amelia syndrome, which is a rare disorder identified with the absence of arms and is a Christian evangelist of Serbian descent.

Vujicic runs a non-profit ministry called Nick’s evangelical organization. Nik speaks on a number of topics and in particular his life without limbs and is one of the most popular speakers in the world. His keynotes are uplifiting, inspiring and emotional all at the same time and is one of the highest paid speakers globally. Explore his social media below for more.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 393.9k
Facebook Followers: 10 million
Instagram Followers: 1.7 million
YouTube Followers: 22k

Eckhart Tolle


spritiual guru

Eckhart Tolle is German descent and is self-help author and keynote speaker. His most recognizable book is The Power of Now. He’s also written a New Earth as well.

Tolle was originally plagued with long periods of depression, and he experienced an inner transformation where he felt he became enlightened. Tolle’s inspiring keynotes help his audiences reach a similar level of insight and enlightenment. And he’s widely accepted as the most visionary spiritual teacher in the world today. Despite being of German descent, Tolle now lives in Vancouver, in Canada.

Speaker Fee Range: $150,000 – $300,000

Twitter Followers: 770.4k
Facebook Followers: 2.3 million
Instagram Followers: 2.1 million
YouTube Followers: 1.85 million

Oprah Winfrey



Oprah Winfrey probably needs no introduction as she has graced American TVs for many years and has been host of her own self-titled Oprah TV show.

Alongside being one of America’s most celebrated talk show hosts for over 25 years, she is an actress, an author and media proprietor she has written several books, including What Happened to You? Build the Life You Want. What I know for Sure and Mr. And Mrs to name a few. Oprah has 23 million followers on Instagram and now has a net worth of more than $3 billion.

Speaker Fee Range: $500,000 – $1,500,000

Twitter Followers: 42 million
Facebook Followers: 21 million
Instagram Followers: 22.8 million
YouTube Followers: 5.67 million

Chris Gardner



Chris Gardner is an inspiring speaker and American businessman. He was living on the streets when he was younger and raised a young boy.

Since then, he’s established himself as a successful stockbroker, and founded the brokerage firm, Gardner rich and Co in 1987. Gardner has also authored the book The Pursuit of happiness, which was made into a movie and starred Will Smith. Gardner suggest there are five C’s in order to achieve your dreams. And the plan needs to be clear, concise, compelling, committed and consistent.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 34.4k
Facebook Followers: 279k 
Instagram Followers: 299k
YouTube Followers: 4.89k

Robert Kiyosaki



Robert Kiyosaki is a Japanese American motivational speaker. Best known for his book which Dad Poor Dad and from Rich Dad’s cash flow and guide to investing.

He’s also the founder of the rich global organization and Rich Dad company, which offers personal finance and business advice to people through his online courses, books and seminars. Here he teaches in molars about cash flow investing, business building, and real estate. Rich Dad Poor Dad is the number one personal finance book of all time.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $75,000

Twitter Followers: 2.4 million
Facebook Followers: 6.2 million
Instagram Followers: 3.4 million
YouTube Followers: 4.89k

David Goggins



David Goggins is an American retired United States Navy SEAL. He’s also an ultra-distance cyclist, or to marathon runner, triathlete, and keynote speaker.

Alongside speaking about overcoming the odds, Goggins has authored the book can’t hurt me and never finished and was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame for his achievements in sport. His book can’t hurt me, Master your Mind and Defy the Odds has nearly 90,000 reviews on Amazon and regarded as the world’s greatest endurance athlete.

Speaker Fee Range: $170,000 – $250,000

Twitter Followers: 859.7k
Facebook Followers: 1.8 million
Instagram Followers: 8.9 million
YouTube Followers: N/A

Eric Thomas



Eric Thomas is a popular YouTuber, author, consultant, educator, and Pastor. Thomas has also delivered portions of his sermons on Disclosures’ 2013 album Setup.

In 2020, Tomas was again featured on Disclosure’s music in the song Energy. Thomas’s speeches are popular on YouTube and his books include Secrets to Success. You Ain’t the Boss, and more recently, You and was an Audible awards finalist. Thomas can also be hired for personal appearances too and owns his own record label.

Speaker Fee Range: $100,000 – $200,000

Twitter Followers: 415.9k
Facebook Followers: 1.9 million
Instagram Followers: 2 million
YouTube Followers: 1.45 million

Les Brown



Les Brown is a former Ohio State Representative and inspiring motivational speaker. Today Brown is regarded as a popular motivational audio speaker.

He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and hosted his own talk show the Les Brown show for one month in 1993 rounds of claim to fame is that he married Gladys Knight and was made for just two years between 95 and 97. Now he is a popular keynote speaker and YouTube orator with over 1.9 million Facebook followers.

Speaker Fee Range: $100,000 – $200,000

Twitter Followers: 474
Facebook Followers: 1.9 million
Instagram Followers: 582k
YouTube Followers: 2.26k

Gary Vaynerchuk



Gary Vaynerchuk, also known as Gary Vee, is the chairman of Vayner X founder and CEO of VaynerMedia. He’s an American businessman, keynote speaker, author.

Gary is also the co-founder of the restaurant reservation company, Resy and also founder and CEO of Empathy Wines. He’s written a number of books, and his most famous is Jab Jab, Jab, Right Hook suggesting that you should give, give, give, to your audience and then ask. Gary posts regularly on social media and is known for his straight talking manner.

Speaker Fee Range: $80,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 3.1 million
Facebook Followers: 6.3 million
Instagram Followers: 10 million
YouTube Followers: 4.2 million



Suze Orman is a speaker and personal finance expert. She is also a prolific author with 25 million books in circulation and is a number 1 New York Times best-selling author.

She’s a former financial adviser and podcast hosts and in 1987 she founded the Suze Orman Financial Group. Suze Orman suggests there are three things you should do to boost your savings. live below your means, differentiate between wants and needs and get as much pleasure out of saving as you do spending.

Speaker Fee Range: $100,000 – $200,000

Twitter Followers: 1.3 million
Facebook Followers: 681k
Instagram Followers: 128k
YouTube Followers: 31k

Iyanla Vanzant



Iyanla Vanzant is a inspiring speaker, lawyer and spiritual teacher. She is also a life coach, TV personality and has appeared on Oprah as a guest numerous times.

Vanzant has authored several books including in the meantime, peace from broken pieces, yesterday, I cried and until today. In the year 2000, she was named one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony Magazine. In 2016, Iyanla was inducted into Oprah Winfrey Super Soul 100 list of influential leaders and visionaries. Alongside speaker,  Iyanla is a certified Tapping practitioner, a herbalist and a qualified Aromatherapist.

Speaker Fee Range: $100,000 – $200,000

Twitter Followers: 1.9 million
Facebook Followers: 3.4 million
Instagram Followers: 1.7 million
YouTube Followers: 468k

Brene Brown



Brene Brown, who’s a professor, author, and podcast host. And her TEDx talk on vulnerability in 2010 is one of the most watched TED talks of all time. So, He’s authored six number one New York Times best-selling books.

Brown’s books include Dare to Lead, Daring Greatly, the Gifts of Imperfection and Rising Strong to name a few. When a has been speaking, and inspiring others for over 25 years, helping them find more courage, accept vulnerability, shame and empathy into their lives. Brown identifies four pillars of leadership, including vulnerability, rising skills, trust, and the clarity of values.

Speaker Fee Range: $100,000 – $150,000

Twitter Followers: 949.7k
Facebook Followers: 4 million
Instagram Followers: 5 million
YouTube Followers: N/A

Amy Purdy



Amy Purdy is an American actress, model, speaker, designer, author, and snowboarder  and her movies include the 2016 Miss America was Bugging Seth and how to raise an Olympian.

In 2014 Purdy achieved a bronze medal in the Paralympic Games. Purdy contracted a rare form of marriage meningitis at age 19, where she lost both of her legs and tells a powerful story in her keynote speeches. Books include on my own two feet, the journey from losing my legs to learning the dance of life as well as many others. She continues to speak and author books today.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 60.1k
Facebook Followers: 170k
Instagram Followers: 521k
YouTube Followers: 2.36k



Jack Canfield is an American author, and inspirational speaker. He’s authored a number of books, with his most well-known being his Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

These include 40 New York Times bestsellers, and is also the co-author of the success principles. Jack is the founding member of the transformational leadership council and the founder and CEO of the track Cranfield training group in Santa Barbara. He also hosts a radio program and authors a syndicated newspaper column. Jack is now in semi-retirement and trains corporate executives and entrepreneurs how to reach their full potential both personally and professionally.

Speaker Fee Range: $30,000 – $50,000

Twitter Followers: 1.1 million
Facebook Followers: 1.1 million
Instagram Followers: 269k
YouTube Followers: 212k

Robert Cialdini



Robert Cialdini is best known for his work around influence and persuasion, and has authored a number of books, including Influence the his most well-know: The Psychology of Persuasion.

Other of Cialdini’s books include: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive. His six principles of persuasion include reciprocity, commitment, consistency, consensus, social proof authority, likability and scarcity. He is the CEO and founder of influencer work, which helps improve performance using the principles of influence and persuasion. He was the Visiting Professor of Marketing and psychology at Stanford University as well.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 41.5k
Facebook Followers: 96k
Instagram Followers: 6k
YouTube Followers: 130k

T. Harv Eker



T. Harv Eker is a speaker who communicate his theories on wealth and motivation. He has authored a number of best-selling books, most notably the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

Other books include Speed Wealth and T Harv Eker has a number of courses and is best known for his six-jar method, which is a way of splitting your income into six different pots or buckets to encourage financial freedom.

Mr Eker claims to have helped over 3 million people move closer to their goal of realising financial freedom through his Enlighted Warrior online training programme and other masterclasses that he also delivers live.

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 – $30,000

Twitter Followers: 138k
Facebook Followers: 916k
Instagram Followers: 334k
YouTube Followers: 58.6k



Darren Hardy is a speaker advisor and founding publisher of Success Magazine which shared self-improvement advice from coaches and speakers.

He’s also authored a number of books including The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect. Hardy has been given the award of mastery of influence by the National speakers association in honour of his public speaking. Darren also hosts a podcast called Darren on Demand which boast oven 10 million downloads. He also writes in his top 10 personal development blogs.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 225.5k
Facebook Followers: 771k
Instagram Followers: 316k
YouTube Followers: 78k

Grant Cardone



Grant Cardone is an author, speaker, investor, life coach, and entrepreneur. He’s most well-known for his 10x rule book, which has become his leading message of 10x in your business.

Grant started his business in property and since then has built a highly successful sales consulting business. He’s also written other books including sell or be sold real estate investing made simple and the closer’s Survival Guide. He is the CEO of Calm Down Capital, which has over 4 billion in assets under management and 6 others business venutures. He also has a number of online courses and is valued at over $600 million.

Speaker Fee Range: $200,000+

Twitter Followers: 1 million
Facebook Followers: 6.9 million
Instagram Followers: 4.6 million
YouTube Followers: 2.5 million

Mel Robbins



Mel Robbins is a popular podcast host of our own show, The Mel Robbins podcast. She is a speaker and former lawyer and is the author of the 5 Second Rule.

Her TEDx talk, how to stop screwing yourself over was the first mention of her five second rule, which is resulted in her huge success and authorship and the five second rule book The High Five habit and take control of your life, audible original five second rule can be defined as if you have an urge to act on your goal. You must take action within five seconds or your body will resist you taking action and podcast has won the Webby Award.

Speaker Fee Range: $75,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 200.5k
Facebook Followers: 2.1 million
Instagram Followers:2.6 million
YouTube Followers: 2.1 million

Brian Tracy



Brian Tracy is a Canadian American speaker and self-development coach and author. He’s authored over 80 books including Eat that Frog.

Others of Brian’s books include The Psychology of Selling, No Excuses, and The Power of Self-Confidence to name a few. He helps clients reach their goals and achieve success in areas of their life. She was also part of secrets of Self-Made Millionaires movie. Currently blind Tracy has a personal net worth of over $15 million. And he’s perhaps the most listened to audio author on personal and business success in the world today.

Speaker Fee Range: $20,000 – $30,000

Twitter Followers: 506k
Facebook Followers: 2.8 million
Instagram Followers: 1.1 million
YouTube Followers: 1.52 million

Brendon Burchard



Brendon Burchard is an American author, and popular speaker and is cited as the world’s number one performance coach. He has three books featured as New York Times bestsellers.

Burchard’s books include High Performance Habits and The Motivation Manifesto, to name just two of them. Based in Montana, Brendon has a number of online personal development courses and is one of the most successful course creators of his generation, which sit within the Oprah Winfrey network. Success magazine covered Brendon Burchard in 2017 and identified him as the world’s highest paid motivational speaker.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 96.2k
Facebook Followers: 5.1 million
Instagram Followers: 1.1 million
YouTube Followers: 982k

Steven Bartlett



Steven Bartlett is the host of the popular podcast The Diary of a CEO is the founder of Social Chain AG which he took public in 2019 with a market valuation of £200 million.

Steven is also the founder of Flight Story fund, as well as Third Web, a web development platform. His profile has skyrocketed in recent years by appearing as a dragon investor on the BBC One show Dragon’s Den and his much loved Diary of a CEO podcast. Steven is a prolific investor and has recently invested in brands such as Huel and Zoe. On his podcast, he regularly interviews famous people asking them about their lives.

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 – $100,000

Twitter Followers: 2.9 million
Facebook Followers: 581k
Instagram Followers: 2.9 million
YouTube Followers: 3.6 million

In Summary:

Different speakers can bring different attributes to an event or conference. Some inspire audiences with their personal stories which can been moving and uplifting but leave the audience asking ‘ What’s next?’ or ‘What do I do with that experience?’ For others it can inspire them to do achieve more or achieve a higher level of personal or professional development but it would need more consideration.

A keynote speaker can offer the inspiration and motivation of an explorer, adventurer or speaker who has endured great hardship but can also include tangible action points that can help move the needle in the business environment. Each type of inspirational or motivational speaker can bring something different to your event or conference and a conversation is often the first point of call. This list has been compiled through countless hours of research and acts as a guide to help those searching for a speaker for their event. All information displayed above is accurate up to the end of 2023.

Some Of The Most Frequently Asked Questions:

A motivational speaker inspires audiences often from companies. They motivate them to do better, achieve better and achieve more. Motivational speakers either travel in their own country or globally tailoring their presentation to the audience. Some motivational speakers have a story to tell, which motivates the listeners to do better. Other speakers they motivate who the power of business stories, analogies, and methodologies.

Every motivational speaker charges a different fee. Some motivational speakers with no experience may speak for free. Some who have been speaking a while may speak at rotary events or locally organized events and charge maybe a few $100. When you start getting into the realm of paid professional speaking, speaking fees can start at a few $100 and move all the way up to a few $100,000 depending on the level of experience, the presence online or on media and their credibility.

The best motivational speaker in the world cannot be defined with just one name. How good a motivational speaker is often depends on their fit to the audience, and to the client book in them. The list of motivational speakers detailed here give us some indication as to who are the best motivational speakers in the world. That said, there are some who don’t have a social media following. There were others who do have a big social media following. But motivational speaking is a very subjective art form.

Motivational speakers charge anywhere from three to several $100,000 per speech. Each speech a cost more or less dependent on the level of customization. The number of people in the audience is sometimes a consideration of the distance that the speaker has to travel to get to the event, as well as other factors, including their profile, online and offline.

You can get paid to speak by creating a professional keynote platform or after dinner speech. This could detail your life story and the message you want to share. It could be the business lessons you’ve learned, or it could be your life lessons you’ve learned. To get into a position where you can get paid to speak, you can start by speaking for free, building a website building a social media or online presence and gaining some media exposure such as online, on podcasts, or through friends and colleagues. You can also get paid to speak by reaching out to people that you know who hire speakers for events and that may give you an opportunity to speak on our platform.

Yes, it is possible to earn as a motivational speaker. Although how much you earn depends on your level of experience and the amount of work you put into the business to make you or motivational speaking into a business. It is certainly possible to earn money, but the market is becoming ever more saturated, as more speakers see this as an opportunity to sell their products and many class themselves of speakers were really, they’re not.

Well, an inspirational speaker is much like a motivational speaker. They inspire, they guide, they motivate people to take action, change their mindsets, and become better as human beings, as organizations, or as people.

There are many good inspirational speakers around the world, including Duncan Stevens, Tony Robbins, Simon Sinek. Everybody has a different definition of what is a good inspirational speaker. So a good inspirational speaker will depend on what you class’s good, it might be that you want somebody who’s dynamic is excitable on this stage, somebody who has great content, somebody who can move the needle on your performance, maybe you just want somebody to tell an inspiring story.

Again, much like the question of who a good Inspirational Speaker is identify identifying the best inspirational speaker in the world is subjective. Some people may favor one speaker over another based on their background, their relatability their credibility and their engagement level with that particular audience.

People become inspirational speakers, often by having an inspirational story to tell that they want others to learn from so that they can better themselves and advance their abilities as individuals’ organizations what is the difference between a motivational speaker and an inspirational speaker. Motivational speakers motivate and inspiring speakers inspire both kinds of speakers are very similar. And it is often simply the technicality of the language. A motivational speaker can also be inspiring and an inspirational speaker can also be motivating.

There are many courses, books, and programs that you can go on, watch, listen to or attend and read, which help you market yourself as a speaker. The first way is to build yourself a website which is an online business card. The second is to gain a social media following. The third is through networking or making connections with event planners or other speakers. Another way is to join a speaker Association, such as the National Speakers Association, or the professional speakers Association. This allows you to connect with other speakers who can advise you how to market yourself as a speaker further.

Inspirational speakers are important because they provide an exciting, fun, entertaining highlight. In a conference, an inspirational speaker can influence or encourage people to attend an event. And they’re often seen as a draw card, because people may have seen them online, on social media on the television or in the news or through podcasts. It gives them the opportunity to come face to face with people that they feel that they know and give them in person inspiring. inspirational speakers offer different perspectives to organizations and to people to allow them to see new opportunities and possible bid is when there’s new possibilities and opportunities, there’s room for growth.

Inspirational speakers are important because they provide an exciting, fun, entertaining highlight. In a conference, an inspirational speaker can influence or encourage people to attend an event. And they’re often seen as a draw card, because people may have seen them online, on social media on the television or in the news or through podcasts. It gives them the opportunity to come face to face with people that they feel that they know and give them in person inspiring. inspirational speakers offer different perspectives to organizations and to people to allow them to see new opportunities and possible bid is when there’s new possibilities and opportunities, there’s room for growth.

There is not one key to motivational speaking, but many keys. Some of the keys to motivational speaking includes storytelling, projection of one’s voice and inspiring story relatability context, fun, interactivity, and engagement. Often, it is said that to be a good or indeed excellent motivational speaker, you need to have the ability to combine inspiration, motivation, and education alongside entertainment. Combine these four factors, and you have the foundations for becoming a great motivational or inspirational speaker.

Motivational and inspirational speakers are often successful over long periods of time. The more they speak, the more people know of them and more their profile increases. If you looked at Google Trends that you can see here, you can see some of the speakers who have had a long and sustained level of popularity.