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Looking for some motivation? Need a boost to get you through the week? We’ve got you covered. From motivational speakers that have overcome adversity to self-made millionaires, let’s explore the world of motivation! These speakers and content creators look to bring out the inner beast inside us all and excite others to chase their dreams. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s change our lives with these top 10 motivational speakers on YouTube. In this blog, you will learn more about the 10 most successful motivational speakers.
- 2.6M subscribers
- 186M views
- Joined October 6,2007
Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company that advises Fortunate 500 companies. Gary’s entrepreneurial motivational career began in 2009 when he created VaynerMedia, a contract social media strategy company that was utilized by some of the top corporations in America. Gary has hosted thousands of seminars and podcasts to talk about the weaknesses of the average person and how you can overcome those to become a successful, self-made person. His career in social media has transferred over to his success on YouTube where he produces content that attracts over 2.6 million subscribers.
- 1.4M subscribers
- 184M views
- Joined January 26, 2013
Born in 1959, CT began his interest in motivation at the age of 18 when he joined the US Army. After his four-year stationing in Germany, CT grew interested in professional bodybuilding. Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, he won several powerlifting titles and felt unstoppable as a bodybuilder. However, in 2005 he had open-heart surgery that threatened to end his career. Now at the age of 54, CT Fletcher is still bodybuilding and pushing through adversity. He posts many videos of him lifting with fellow famous bodybuilders like Lary Wheels and Kalid Muscle. With over 1.4M subscribers, CT is always looking to motivate both himself and others, go check out his channel!
- 1.02M subscribers
- 110 views
- Joined December 10, 2008
Coming from a broken home and extreme adversity, Eric Thomas has fought his way into the spotlight. He spent 12 years trying to get his undergraduate degree and still went on to get his Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Michigan State. After his academic achievements, he went to educate young minds on the importance of mental coaching and motivation. Eric Thomas visits sports programs from across the nation to talk to them about what it takes to be the best and how he overcame his intellectual setbacks. ET is a working machine and brings his mental coaching mindset to the YouTube spotlight. Looking for more inspiration pertaining to a healthy mentality? Check out the top 10 mental health influencers on social media.
- 1.01M subscribers
- 52M views
- Joined May 9, 2007
Brian Tracy is currently the most listened to audiobook author on personal and business success in the world. Growing his success as a self-made millionaire in the U.S. and Canada, Brian practices what he preaches. Brian made his transition to motivation in 1981 and now gives over 5,000 speeches to nearly 5,000,000 people a year. At 747,000 subscribers, he is the fourth most subscribed motivational channel on YouTube. With more than 80 books written and translated into 30 different languages, it is safe to say that Brian is one of the most influential motivational speakers of this generation.
- 835k subscribers
- 90M views
- Joined October 6, 2007
Brandon is one of the most-watched personal development trainers in the world and a Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook. His motivational career began when he survived a fatal car accident at the age of 19. Since then, he has published five best-selling novels on motivation. Now, he spends his time speaking at seminars and leading discussions on his best-selling books. When he is not traveling the country giving speeches to Fortune 500 companies, he is creating videos and vlogs for his motivational channel. Whatever he is, Brandon motivates with intensity and looks to get the best out of all of his listeners.
- 807k subscribers
- 20M views
- Joined January 26, 2010
Tony Robbins is an independently wealthy entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and the nation’s no. 1 life and business strategist. His YouTube channel has over 807,000 subscribers and includes videos on relationships, motivation, and interviews with successful people just to name a few. Tony Robbins is one of the most sought-after speakers in the corporate world. His career in motivation began in 1987 with his first infomercial named Personal Power. By 1997, over 100 million people had tuned into Robbins’ motivational seminars. Now he is a regular speaker for TED Talks and Fortune 500 companies, where he coaches people on the importance of motivation.
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- 840k subscribers
- 72M views
- Joined January 15, 2008
Eckhart’s career began in 1977 when he started what he now calls his “inner transformation.” He published his first book in 1997 titled “The Power of Now,” which was wildly successful and featured on Oprah Winfrey’s show in 2000. He published his second book in 2003 titled “Stillness Speaks,” which reached the top 10 best-selling paperback advice books in 2014. Since then his webinars have attracted over 13 million viewers as he coaches them through the mental challenges of life. His YouTube channel provides this very content and gives viewers a strategy to reinvent themselves and find their own “inner transformation.”
- 612k subscribers
- Joined July 2, 2008
Robin Sharma is one of the world’s leading experts in developing leadership skills. His career began in 1994 at the age of 25 when he self-published “MegaLiving,” a best-selling book on how to live your life with passion. With over 15 million books sold in 96 nations, his skills as a leadership expert are well tested and proven. For nearly 30 years, Robin has been producing content for corporations across many sectors and countries. With 612,000 subscribers on YouTube, he is one of the internet’s best motivational speakers and continues to grow at a rapid pace. If you would like to learn how to grow like Robin, check out these crucial video editing tips and tricks.
- 153k subscribers
- Joined November 2, 2006
Labeled educable mentally retarded at the age of seven, Les Brown faced adversity. He took seven years to graduate high school and upon graduation couldn’t find a job. He eventually was a janitor for a local radio station and one day was asked to fill in for a drunk radio DJ. From then on Les Brown’s public speaking career soared! Now as a self-made multimillionaire and the world’s most sought-after corporate motivational speaker, Les Brown has defied all odds and has become a world-renowned motivational speaker. His content is now accessible on YouTube where he has found great success in his motivational techniques!
- 155k subscribers
- 7M views
- Joined September 9, 2010
In 1984, Nick Vujicic was born in Melbourne, Australia without arms or legs. But Nick never let this hold him back, and at the age of 19, he shared his story and started his career. In 2007, his success culminated in the creation of his non-profit Life Without Limbs, which helps those with a similar condition find motivation in their life. His uplifting story has rattled social media and given rise to great success on YouTube. Nick uploads content on mental coaching and tells his gripping story on what it is like to live a life without limbs.
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This article was written by Kyleigh Eaton
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