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Celebrity Speakers

Armed with a legion of loyal fans, booking a celebrity speaker does not just increase the entertainment value of your event, but the social media and marketing reach too. It's hard to argue with the weight that a celebrity speaker brings to your event; the power a household name has to both increase the number of event attendees and give your brand a serious boost is unparalleled when it comes to speakers, and is a guaranteed to give your attendees an unforgettable experience.

Smart Speaker's roster is comprised of world-renowned celebrities from many backgrounds, that deliver powerful and entertaining conferences.


Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is an acclaimed Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and one of the world’s most talented and influential economists and thought leaders. He is the former Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank and is currently a professor at Columbia University.  


Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner is a successful entrepreneur, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker. His book, The Pursuit of Happyness, became a best seller and was later turned into an Academy Award nominated movie starring Will Smith. 


Carl Lewis

Regarded as Athlete of the Century, Carl Lewis is a 9 times Olympic gold medalist. Lewis participated in four Olympic Games, earning international respect and a place in sports history as one of the greatest athletes of all time.


Marc Randolph

Marc Randolph is a top entrepreneur and innovation keynote speaker. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Netflix, an angel investor, and an Amazon #1 bestselling author of That Will Never Work. 


Adam Cheyer

Adam Cheyer is a top technology speaker, AI expert, and entrepreneur. He co-founded Siri, which was acquired by Apple, and later co-founded Viv. 


Garry Kasparov

Garry Kasparov is a Grand Master and World Chess Champion considered the best player of all time. He is also an international speaker on business strategy.


Dilma Rousseff

Dilma Rousseff is an inspiring Brazilian politician and the first female President of Brazil, recognized for her international work in the promotion and defense of Human Rights.


Earvin 'Magic' Johnson

Earvin “Magic” Johnson is a top business keynote speaker, NBA legend, and Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises.


Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak is best known as the co-founder of Apple Computer, which helped shape the personal computer industry and continues to revolutionize our lives.


Daymond John

Daymond John is a pioneer in the fashion industry, motivational speaker, best selling author and a prolific entrepreneur, star of the popular and award-winning show Shark Tank. 


Stephen M.R. Covey

Stephen M. R. Covey is a New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center and a successful and compelling speaker and corporate advisor.


Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort, better known as the Wolf of Wall Street, is the extraordinary businessman whose life inspired the eponymous movie directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.


Justin Kan

Justin Kan is an extraordinary web developer, investor, and entrepreneur. Kan is the co-founder of Twitch, the number one video game streaming platform now owned by Amazon.


Andy Buckley

Andy Buckley is a Comedian, Actor, & Event Emcee. CFO of Dunder Mifflin on NBC's "The Office".


Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis is the visionary founder of Singularity University and the XPRIZEN Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions to promote humanity’s advancement.


Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a popular entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. Godin is regarded as one of the most innovative and visionary marketers of our time and has been called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Businessweek.


Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders, M.D. is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. Her New York Times column was the inspiration for the acclaimed TV Show “House M.D.” and the Netflix documentary “Diagnosis”. 


Lars Ulrich

The drummer and co-founder of the highly famed heavy metal band ‘Metallica’, Lars Ulrich is a historical music legend and part of the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’.


Peter Guber

Peter Guber is a successful and inspiring entrepreneur and bestselling author. He is the CEO of Mandalay Entertainment, the owner of the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Dodgers and the LAFC (MLS).


Andrew McCarthy

Andrew McCarthy is an acclaimed movie, TV and Broadway actor, with credits on mega-hits such as Orange is the New Black, Gossip Girl and Pretty in Pink. McCarthy is also a highly-regarded writer and director.


Benjamin Zander

Benjamin Zander is a Grammy nominated conductor and one of the world's most sought-after public speakers.


Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell is a successful innovator, pioneer, scientist and entrepreneur founding numerous companies and has been named one of Newsweek’s “50 Men That Changed America.”


Terry Jones

Terry Jones is a pioneer of the Digital Age that transformed the aviation and travel industry. He is the founder of Travelocity, one of the world's first and most successful traveler sites, and Kayak, the world's most popular fare comparison site.


Uri Levine

Uri Levine is a prolific public speaker, entrepreneur and disruptor. He is the co-founder of Waze, the world’s largest community-based navigation app which was acquired by Google in 2013. 


Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio, the 2019 cinematographic phenomenon, is the first indigenous woman nominated for an Academy Award and the second Mexican woman ever nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma”.


Julio César Chávez

Julio César Chávez González is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He is considered by acclamation as the greatest Mexican fighter of all time and one of the best boxers of all time.


Andrés Moreno

Andrés Moreno is a successful Hispanic entrepreneur and speaker. He is the creator and founder of the popular Open English, a leading company in teaching English online.


José Hernández

José Hernández is an astronaut of Mexican origin who, based on perseverance and tenacity, achieved his dream of traveling to space on NASA's Discovery shuttle, becoming the first migrant farmworker to become a NASA astronaut.


Verne Harnish

Verne Harnish is a renowned consultant and author, regarded as the Guru of Business Growth and Expansion, and named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Ten Brightest Minds in Small Business.


Dhiraj Mukherjee

Dhiraj Mukherjee is a Co-Founder of Shazam, sold to Apple for a reported $400M. He is an early investor in some of Europe's leading startups, and global giants including OpenAI (creators of ChatGPT). His inspiring keynotes deliver practical advice on emerging technology and how to build an adaptable organisation.


Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Guatemalan woman of the K'iche' ethnic group. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Prince of Asturias Award in 1998. 


María Belón

María Belón is a Spanish physician and motivational speaker, known for surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.


Jorge Valdano

Jorge Valdano is an Argentine coach with Spanish nationality and a former soccer player for Newell’s Old Boys (Argentina), Alavés, Zaragoza and Real Madrid. He also has successfully managed to transfer his sports and team management experience to the corporate sector.

Alejandro Díaz de León

He was Governor of Banco de México (2017-2021), whose leadership contributed to enable monetary policy maintain inflation low and stable and to safeguard the well-functioning of both financial and payment systems, in a context of external and domestic shocks. He was named Governor of the year by Central Banking (2021), Central Banker of the Year for the Americas by The Banker (2019), and Central Banker of the Year by Latin Finance (2018 and 2019).


Fue Gobernador del Banco de México (2017-2021), cuyo liderazgo contribuyó a que la política monetaria mantuviera una inflación baja y estable, y a la salud y buen funcionamiento del sistema financiero y de pagos, en un contexto de considerables choques externos e internos. Fue nombrado Gobernador del Año por Central Banking (2021), Banquero Central del Año de América por The Banker (2019), y Banquero Central del Año por Latin Finance (2018 y 2019).

Usain Bolt

Dubbed 'the fastest man alive', Usain Bolt created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the ‘Triple Triple’, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games.

Pep Guardiola

Famed soccer coach who, with his innovative methodology, has led iconic teams like Barcelona, ​​Bayern Munich and Mancheter City to total success. He is considered one of the best coaches of the current era.

Chris Ruden

Elite Amputee Powerlifter, Entrepreneur, Social Media Celebrity, Model & Disability Advocate. Chris Ruden is author of "The Upper Hand: Leveraging Limitations to Turn Adversity into Advantage".

Joan Roca

Joan Roca is a benchmark in molecular cuisine and one of the best chefs in the world thanks to the great work he does at 'El Celler de Can Roca', which has three Michelin stars.

Kevin O'Leary

Kevin O’Leary is an outstanding businessman and investor. He is a star in the popular TV Show Shark Tank and an expert public speaker on entrepreneurship, leadership and success. 

John McEnroe

John McEnroe is a former number one tennis player and Sports Speaker that embodies the American spirit. His relentless pursuit of perfection, combined with a technical mastery honed through years of competition, has made him a popular champion and tennis legend.

Martina Navratilova

A true champion on and off the court, Martina Navratilova is not only an extraordinary tennis legend, but also an inspirational leader and sports speaker who demonstrates wit, candor, and sheer motivation. 

Blake Mycoskie

El hombre detrás de la marca TOMS Shoes y la campaña One for One, Blake Mycoskie ha donado millones de zapatos a niños de escasos recursos.

Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik is an acclaimed neuroscientist, author and Hollywood star, appearing as Amy Farrah Fowler in the massively popular sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”. 

Luis Gerardo Méndez

Luis Gerardo Méndez is a famous theater, film and television actor. He has stood out for his participation in "Nosotros los Nobles", "Club de Cuervos" and "Murder Mystery".

Diego Luna

A prodigious actor, producer and film director, Diego Luna has stood out for his appearances in films such as “Y Tu Mamá También” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

Chris Barton

Chris Barton is a top entrepreneur and keynote speaker, co-founder and former Board Director of Shazam, and an extraordinary expert in mobile apps.

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is an influential Spanish politician. He was the Prime Minister of Spain, winning the Spanish Presidential elections for two consecutive terms (2004 and 2008).

Mark Schulman

Mark Schulman is an extraordinary keynote speaker and a renowned drummer for some of the best musical artists, including Pink, Beyoncé, Cheryl Crow, Billy Idol and Cher. Schulman combines his entrepreneurial philosophy with his unforgettable musical experience.

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is the lead vocalist of the legendary heavy-metal band Iron Maiden. Dickinson is also a skilled commercial aviation pilot, entrepreneur, and respected business speaker.

Chip Foose

Chip Foose is a famous car designer and transformer, founder of Foose Design shop and a star of the Discovery Channel hit "Overhaulin."

Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla is a top political speaker and the former President of Costa Rica. She was elected in 2010 and is the first Costa Rican woman to lead her country.

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández

Javier "Chicharito" Hernández is an idol of Mexican and international soccer leagues. He has played for top clubs such as Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Eduardo Verastegui

Eduardo Verástegui is a former actor, film and television producer and social activist, an altruist who shares his philosophy of compassion for others in inspirational conferences.

Felipe Calderón

Felipe Calderón was President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. He managed to boost the growth of the economy during the world economic crisis of 2009 and has distinguished himself for his actions in favor of the environment and sustainable development.

Ismael Cala

Ismael Cala is a​ successful journalist, ​life​ ​and​ ​business​ ​strategist,​ ​best-selling​ ​author ​and​ ​international​ ​speaker. He is also the former host of the successful primetime talk show CALA, on CNN en Español.

Gary Alazraki

Gary Alazraki is the writer and director of Mexico's record breaking comedy Nosotros los Nobles (2013) and the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Director of Club de Cuervos (2015) - Netflix's first original series in Spanish.

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is a fearless explorer and survival adventurer who has conquered the wildest and most inhospitable natural places in the world. He’s the star of Discovery Channel's hit show Man vs. Wild.

Alfonso Arau

Alfonso Arau is a famous Mexican film and theater actor, director, and producer. With his films "Like Water for Chocolate" and "A Walk in the Clouds" he opened the doors of the world market to Mexican Cinema.

Robert Herjavec

He has built and sold business on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars. Robert's celebrity has expanded with leading roles on Dragons' Den, the #1 TV show on CBC.

Marco Antonio Regil

Marco Antonio Regil is a famous Mexican television show host, artist, broadcaster and motivational speaker.

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is the second man to walk on the moon. A pioneer in man's exploration of space, he is the holder of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the US highest-ranking peacetime award, as well as the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta was the architect behind one of the best football teams of all times, FC Barcelona. He is also a prestigious lawyer, politician, and a charismatic public speaker.

Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa is a celebrated Mexican golfer, regarded as the best of all time. Her success expands around the world and she is an example of a woman of success and humanity, who also presides over a noble cause with a foundation for low-income children.

Patch Adams

The inspiration behind the Hollywood hit of the same name, Patch Adams M.D. is known all around the world as a healthcare professional, social activist and hilarious entertainer. 

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is an Australian-American born without arms or legs who has become a world-renowned speaker, New York Times best-selling author, coach and entrepreneur. He is also the founder and CEO of the non-profit ministry Life Without Limbs.

Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Fernando Henrique Cardoso is the former President of  Brazil (1995-2003). He implemented important agrarian reform programs, reduced poverty and significantly improved health and education in the country.

Ricardo Lagos

Ricardo Lagos is the former President of the Republic of Chile between 2000 and 2006 and President of Foundation Democracy and Development.

Vicente Fox

Vicente Fox is a Mexican businessman who was President of Mexico from 2000-2006 under the National Action Party (PAN). He is also the Co-President of the Centrist Democrat International, an international organization of Christian democratic political parties.

Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera

The passionate and charismatic Technical Director, Miguel “El Piojo” Herrera, dramatically reversed the National Team’s fortunes at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and Club América in 2013.

Story Musgrave

Story Musgrave is an acclaimed NASA astronaut, known for his historic work repairing and saving the Hubble Telescope.

Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León

Ernesto Zedillo is the former President of Mexico (1994-2000), who successfully faced one of the most acute financial crises in modern Mexican history.

Philip Kotler

Philip Kotler is the father of modern marketing. He is a professor at the Kellogg School of Management and author of the most widely used marketing textbook in universities around the world.

Jim Collins

Jim Collins is a legendary Management and Business Growth guru, considered the heir to the great Peter Drucker. Collins has authored some of the most widely read and admired business books of our time.


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