The Top 7 Motivational Speakers for 2022 and Beyond – Casey Weekly


We have put together a list of the top motivational speakers from all over the world based on their social media following.

What is a Motivational Speaker?

People who speak, motivate, and inspire others through speeches, both online and in live seminars. Also known as inspirational speakers.

What do Motivational Speakers Do?

These people are expert problem-solvers and have made it their duty to motivate others to do the same. They have become authors of the most popular self-help books, life coaches of award-winning workshops, and speakers of life-changing seminars.

What Can You Learn About Motivational Speakers?

If you are looking to improve your own speaking or communication abilities, watching how a top motivational speaker does it is the best way to do so. You can observe their body language, voice tonality, and, most importantly, how their audience reacts to them.

We strongly recommend checking out their motivational content on social media platforms like Instagram. If you are seeing strong emotional responses from the audience – like faces full of tears, or even anger – you know you are listening to a great speaker and storyteller.

Below is a list of the top 7 motivational speakers who have impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide.

#1 – Oprah Winfrey

Oprah is majorly known for her work in the media as a television producer on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and hosting her own talk show, too. Over the last two decades, she has repeatedly been recognized by multiple media outlets, organizations, and public figures to be one of the most powerful and influential people in the world.

Social Media Following

  Instagram – 21.4M

Twitter – 43.3M

Facebook – 20M

#2 – Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk, also known as Gary Vee through his popularity on Instagram, is known for being a serial entrepreneur and social media marketing expert. Gary has also written and published several books on topics like the relation between emotional intelligence and succeeding in business.

Social Media Following

Instagram – 10M

Twitter – 3.1M

Facebook – 5.1M

#3 – Tony Robbins

When you hear of motivational speaking, Tony Robbins is always in that conversation. He is widely known for being a motivational coach, serial entrepreneur, and a best-selling motivational and business author. Some of his books are “Unlimited Power,” and “Awaken The Giant Within.”

Social Media Following

Instagram – 6.1M

Twitter – 3.1M

Facebook – 5.8M

#4 – Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey gained his popularity as radio talk show host and as christian motivational speaker. Both on his show and literary publications, Dave provides people with financial advice, primarily helping them to beat and/or avoid debt.

Social Media Following

Instagram – 3.2M

Twitter – 951.2K

Facebook – 4.8M

#5 – Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is a businessman, investor, and author of the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” book series. His popularity in self-help and his advocacy for financial literacy launched him to be the motivational speaker he is today, as well as earn him the social media following to get a spot on this list.

Social Media Following

Instagram – 2.8M

Twitter – 2M

Facebook – 6M

#6 – Les Brown

“It’s possible!” is Les Brown’s catchphrase. He was a television host and politician as a member of Ohio’s House of Representatives. Nowadays, he’s known for being a motivational speaker and author of self-help books like “You’ve Got to Be Hungry,” where he inspires the readers to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.

Social Media Following

Instagram – 544k

  Twitter – 145k

Facebook – 1.9M

#7 – Manny Fernandez

As an angel investor in Silicon Valley, Manny Fernandez has helped to launch the careers of many aspiring entrepreneurs. He’s also appeared on CNBC’s “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor” and The Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Mind Your Business With Mahisha”. You can also catch him on iHeartRadio, where episodes from his popular Our Mindset’s Clubhouse show can be replayed.

Social Media Following

Instagram – 1.1M

Twitter – 64.4k

Facebook – 67k

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