There comes a point in everyone’s life when they feel very low, run on less motivation and hold no hope. At such times, they need someone to talk them out of this discouraging phase and help them pick their broken pieces.
Fortunately, someone like this exists, and we know them as motivational speakers. Their words of motivation, wisdom and knowledge cheer those who are feeling down and help them get back on their feet. But do you know that these speakers not only earn praise but also some good amount of money.
Although their net worth is based on many different activities, they earn quite well salary for being a speaker too. Here is the list of 10 highest-paid motivational speakers in the world in 2023.
World’s Highest-Paid Motivational Speakers 2023
The table provides the list of the highest-paid motivational speakers in the world along with their annual salary (as in 2023) and nationality.
|Motivational Speakers||Annual Salary (approx. in US Dollar)||Nationality|
|Joe Rogan||$60 millions||United States|
|Tony Robbins||$50 millions||United States|
|Magic Johnson||$40 millions||United States|
|Daymond John||$25 millions||United States|
|Dave Ramsey||$15 millions||United States|
|Robert Kiyosaki||$10 millions||United States|
|Joel Osteen||$5 millions||United States|
|Suze Orman||$3 millions||United States|
|Brian Tracy||$2.55 millions||United States, Canada|
|Eckhart Tolle||$2.48 millions||Germany|
World’s Top 10 Highest-Paid Motivational Speakers
Motivational speakers make as much as 5 to 50 million dollars, most of which they owe to their speaking quality but apart from that they have other sources of income as well. Check out a little bit about these highest-paid motivational speakers in the world.
Joseph James Rogan or known popularly as Joe Rogan is a podcaster, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator, comedian, actor and former television presenter. He is widely known for his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience where he invites guests from all over the globe. Although the show discusses current events, comedy, politics, philosophy, science, and much more, it major point of attraction is the motivational talk-shows where the guests share their inspirational stories with others. Joe Rogan is the host of yet another podcast launched by himself, The Joe Rogan Experience since 2009. In 2015, the show was termed as one of the most popular podcasts in the world, regularly receiving millions of plays per episode.
Known commonly as Tony Robbins, Anthony Jay Robbins is a speaker, philanthropist, coach and author. His work includes seminars, infomercials and self-help books and is also the founder of Anthony Robbins Foundation. His top books include Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within that have helped inspire and motivate thousands of people. When he was only 17, he began promoting seminars for motivational speaker and author Jim Rohn and over his career worked with Bill Clinton, Justin Tuck, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull on individual basis. His foundation intends towards helping the young, the homeless, the hungry, the elderly, and the imprisoned.
Earvin Johnson or Magic Johnson as you might know him is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. He is also an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex who has helped dispel the stereotype when he announced his HIV-positive status in 1991. But before all of this, Johnson was a famous former professional basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has worked as a motivational speaker and NBA commentator for Turner Network Television for seven years and then became a studio analyst for ESPN’s NBA Countdown in 2008.
Daymond Garfield John is a television personality, businessman, investor, author and motivational speaker. He is the founder of The Shark Group and appears on the ABC reality television series Shark Tank as an investor. John is also the founder, chief executive officer and president of FUBU an American hip hop apparel company For Us, By Us. Other than this, he is also on the Board of Overseers and volunteer as a host or judge at NFTE (Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship) events. NFTE is a non-profit organization that teaches the value of entrepreneurship and core competencies to students in low income areas. It is currently running in more than twelve countries.
David Lawrence Ramsey III or Dave Ramsey is a radio show host, personal finance personality, businessman and author. He is known for his shows and writings focused on motivating people to get out of debt. His acclaimed books include The New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover, Financial Peace, More Than Enough and EntreLeadership. Ramsey also hosts the nationally syndicated radio program The Ramsey Show and also hosted a television show on Fox Business from 2007 to 2010. He is also the winner of 2009 Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. Books and broadcasts of Dave Ramsey often reflect his religious beliefs and are both spiritual and motivational.
A businessman, an author and founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, Robert Toru Kiyosaki is among the highest paid motivational speakers in the world 2023. His private financial education company provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos. Being the author of more than 26 books, he has gained quite fortune through his work. Robert is also the creator of the Cashflow board and software games that educate adults and children about business and financial concepts. His series of book Rich Dad Poor Dad has been translated into 51 languages and sold over 41 million copies worldwide.
Joel Osteen is a pastor, televangelist and author who has also become a successful television producer, creating the John Osteen television program and developing it into a global outreach. He is one of the more prominent figures associated with prosperity theology and is best known his weekly televised services and several best-selling books. His father John Osteen was a successful pastor who focused his whole life reaching those in need and he is the one who motivated Joel to become what he is now. Joel quickly established an international reputation through his teachings which he owes to his TV program.
Susan Lynn “Suze” Orman is an author, financial advisor and podcast host. Currently she is the host of well-known podcast Suze Orman Women & Money Podcast through which she talks and empowers listeners, especially women, to own the power to control their destiny. Orman has written ten consecutive New York Times bestsellers about personal finance and was named twice to the Time 100 list of influential people. She is also the winner of two Emmy Awards and eight Gracie Awards. She has motivated over 100,000 people all over the world and was named “A top motivational speaker in the U.S.” by the Business Week Magazine.
Brian Tracy is a motivational public speaker and self-development author who has written over eighty books, translated into dozens of languages. His most popular work includes No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline, Earn What You’re Really Worth, The Psychology of Achievement, Eat That Frog! and many other. Tracy is also the chairman and chief executive officer of Brian Tracy International, a company that sells counseling on leadership, selling, self-esteem, goals, strategy, creativity and success psychology.
Ulrich Leonard Tolle, known famously as Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and self-help author. He rose to fame when his first book The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment got recommended by Oprah Winfrey. The book made it into The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000. Since his early days, he started working as a counselor and spiritual teacher where his students and acquaintances used to talk to him about his beliefs. After his rose to fame, Tolle launched a series of webinars with Winfrey that focused on his books followed by discussions, silent meditations, and questions from viewers on Skype. This webinars gathered millions of viewers and were among the best motivational podcasts. Tolle was named in Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 list of visionaries and influential leaders in 2016.