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Celebrity Speakers

The benefits of using a celebrity to present at your event are to increase attendance, build cachet, drive media and PR hits and/or increase overall interest in the event. Usually celebrities are best for ticketed events, trade shows, customer appreciation events and public conferences. Most internal company events – such as leadership meetings – won’t really benefit from the content a celebrity speaker will provide. The content of a celebrity keynote will most likely be around topics the celebrity is interested in – a social cause or personal life stories. The program format will usually be a combination of a short speech (5-15 minutes), with the rest of the time being a moderated interview and/or Q&A session.

Booking a celebrity speaker is usually a more involved process than booking other types of keynote speakers. There are many variables to consider, including providing a “glam team” for make-up and hair; needing to specifically detail every time commitment upfront; and any marketing materials you use featuring your celebrity will need to be approved before publication.

Celebrity keynote fees start at around $25k and run up to the six figures for well-known names – plus first class travel for 1-2; occasionally a private jet is required. We have direct access to many of the world’s greatest celebrity speakers; and can help negotiate and navigate complicated rider, contracting, program, travel and scheduling issues.

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Celebrity Speakers

Jillian Michaels

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

For famed personal trainer and entrepreneur, Jillian Michaels, fitness has always been about empowerment and wellness. This holistic approach, along with her humor and charisma, has set her apart from other fitness gurus, helping her… Full Profile


Giuliana Rancic

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

Best known for her fearless interviews with Hollywood's biggest stars, television personality Giuliana Rancic has empowered millions with her relentless spirit as well as her willingness to openly discuss her personal and professional struggles and… Full Profile


Bethenny Frankel

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Self-made business woman and television personality, Bethenny Frankel used her marketing smarts and unstoppable drive to build the Skinny Girl empire. While she's most visible as the witty and unconventional heroine on Bravo's The Real… Full Profile


Mark Cuban

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Texas, USA

The owner of 150 companies, Mark Cuban is best known for his straightforward entrepreneurial advice on Shark Tank and his incredible turn-around of the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA basketball team which he has owned since… Full Profile


Shaquille ONeal

FEE CATEGORY * $ and above
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Shaquille O’Neal first attracted attention for his towering physique on the basketball court, but it was his down to earth personality and effortless humor that helped him amass one of the most loyal fan bases… Full Profile


Ina Garten

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM New York, USA

Known to her fans as “the Barefoot Contessa,” Ina Garten is one of the Food Network's most beloved personalities thanks to her down-to-earth cooking style with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips. The… Full Profile


John Cleese

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

John Cleese is one of the world's most instantly recognizable comic celebrities and writers. His work on the groundbreaking and iconic Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda is familiar to… Full Profile


Margaret Cho

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Margaret Cho’s comedy has been called “ahead of its time.” Sixteen years ago Cho began an entertainment career with a straightforward style of stand-up that promoted and paved the way for many conversations occurring today… Full Profile


Bill Nye

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Mechanical engineer and television personality Bill Nye got a generation of Americans hooked on science. A master of “edutainment”, Nye became a household name in the 1990s thanks to his fast-paced PBS children’s show Bill… Full Profile


Bear Grylls

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM United Kingdom

One of television's most watched celebrities, Bear Grylls launched a Survivalism Fever that has swept across the world. The former British Special Forces operative is best-known for taking his adventures in the planet's most hostile… Full Profile


Adam Savage

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Best known as the co-host of the long-running show Mythbusters, Adam Savage made liking science "cool" for members of every generation. The top-notch prop designer, creator, machinist, and professor drew millions of viewers to the… Full Profile


Leon Logothetis

FEE CATEGORY * $10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Adventurer and TV personality Leon Logothetis brings out the best in people during his global travels. The best-selling author and broker-turned-traveling philanthropist and his humble journeys have been featured on the National Geographic channel and… Full Profile


Samuel Jackson

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

One of the most quoted and prolific actors of our time, Samuel L. Jackson has rewritten African Americans’ place in Hollywood through his unforgettable portrayals of strong intelligent characters. From Jules in Pulp Fiction to… Full Profile


Nicole Richie

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Nicole Richie's role in the reality series The Simple Life alongside Paris Hilton, her best friend at the time, made her an overnight sensation, but also catapulted her into an often tumultuous public life. Learning… Full Profile


Marcus Lemonis

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Illinois, USA

CNBC business superstar, Marcus Lemonis is America's doctor for small businesses. The charismatic serial entrepreneur and owner of the multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, shot to fame for his role in the reality series The… Full Profile


Kathy Bates

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

One of the greatest actresses of her generation, Kathy Bates has brought numerous roles to life on screen and onstage that no other performer could pull off. In recent years, she has also demonstrated she… Full Profile


John Larroquette

FEE CATEGORY * $25,000 to $30,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Emmy and Tony-award winning actor, John Larroquette uses his personal experience to educate the public on substance abuse and recovery. The iconic stage and television actor from pop culture favorites such as the sitcom Night… Full Profile


Meredith Baxter

FEE CATEGORY * $20,000 to $25,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The star of numerous acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in television and movies, Meredith Baxter offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness to millions dealing with drug abuse, domestic abuse, and cancer.… Full Profile


Jane Fonda

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Screen legend, political activist, and fitness guru, Jane Fonda has inspired people around the world promoting a greater understanding of our common humanity through her acting and philanthropy. The Academy award-winning actress is recognized for… Full Profile


Robert Herjavec

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM Ontario, Canada

One of North America’s most respected businessmen, Robert Herjavec is most recognized for his role as a dragon on Canada’s Dragon’s Den and a shark on the U.S. Shark Tank. Off screen he is the… Full Profile


Dr. Drew Pinsky

FEE CATEGORY * $30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Dr. Drew Pinsky is a practicing physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. Pinsky is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Keck USC School of Medicine. Pinsky starred… Full Profile


Kevin O’Leary

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM Florida, USA

Businessman and investor, Kevin O’Leary makes or breaks entrepreneurs’ dreams as a venture capitalist on ABC’s Shark Tank. The founder of the successful SoftKey Software Products (now The Learning Company) shares his 30+ years of… Full Profile


Buzz Aldrin

FEE CATEGORY * $50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

The second man to set foot on the moon, the first successful spacewalker, air force combat veteran, holder of a doctorate in astronautics from MIT, inventor of spacecraft docking techniques that were crucial to the… Full Profile


Mike Rowe

FEE CATEGORY * $75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM California, USA

Mike Rowe is best known as the host of the ground breaking television hit Dirty Jobs, in which each week he took on the tasks and responsibilities of difficult, strange, and often messy jobs such… Full Profile


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