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Most Popular Presentations of All Time

Our team of ninjas pondered this question in our ongoing quest to create the most beautiful and effective presentations possible. And while for much of human history this was an impossible puzzle to address, on February 25th, 2005 YouTube allowed us to know this answer for the first time. Below are the 30 most popular presentations of all time, according to YouTube.

 

1. My Philosophy for a Happy Life

24,192,715 views | Most Popular Presentation of All Time

Presented by Sam Berns, TEDxMidAtlantic

 

2. Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

18,626,654 views | Most Popular Presentation from an Educator of All Time

Presented by Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon

 

3. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

15,747,929 views | Most Popular Animated Presentation of All Time

Presented by Dan Pink, RSA Animate

 

4. Top Hacker Shows Us How It’s Done

15,064,475 views | Most Popular Presentation about Computer Science of All Time

Presented by Pablos Holman, TEDxMidwest

 

5. How To Spot A Liar

9,230,040 views | Most Popular Presentation about Psychology of All Time

Presented by Pamela Meyer, TED Conference

 

6. I Have A Dream Speech

8,924,020 views | The Most Popular Civil Rights Presentation of All Time

Presented by Martin Luther King

 

7. The Universe in a Nutshell

7,334,273 views | Most Popular Presentation about Science of All Time

Presented by Michio Kaku, Big Think

 

8. Sugar: The Bitter Truth

7,168,400 views | Most Popular Presentation about Health of All Time

Presented by Robert H. Lustig, MD, University of California Television (UCTV)

 

9. Announcing The First iPhone

5,956,837 views | Most Popular Business Presentation of All Time

Presented by Steve Jobs

 

10. Pwned By The Owner: What Happens When You Steal A Hackers Computer

4,865,442 views | Most Popular Hacking Presentation of All Time

Presented by Zoz, Defcon

 

11. If I Should Have A Daughter

4,733,313 views | Most Popular Literary Presentation of All Time

Presented by Sarah Kay, TED Conference

 

12. My Stroke of Insight

4,550,332 views | Most Popular Neuroscience Presentation of All Time

Presented by Jill Bolte Taylor, TED Conference

 

13. Introducing the Macintosh

4,253,598 views

Presented by Steve Jobs

 

14. We Should All Be Feminists

4,111,773 views | Most Popular Woman’s Rights Presentation of All Time

Presented by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TEDxEuston

 

15. Rethinking Infidelity: A Talk For Anyone Who Has Ever Loved

3,789,861 views | Most Popular Relationship Presentation of All Time

Presented by Esther Perel, TED Conference

 

16. Microsoft’s Surface Debut Presentation Issues

3,463,999 views | Most Popular Product Fail of All Time

 

17. How to Start A Speech

2,753,781 views | Most Popular Presentation About Presentations of All Time

Presented by Conor Neill

 

18. The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen

2,314,696 views | Most Popular Data Science Presentation of All Time

Presented by Hans Rosling, TED Conference

 

19. Killer Presentation Skills

2,259,501 views

Presented by Doug Jefferys

 

20. Introducing the Original iPad

2,167,223 views

Presented by Steve Jobs

 

21. 101 Reasons to Go Vegan

2,098,282 views

Presented by James Wildman

 

22. Insanely Great Presentation

1,972,459 views

Presented by Steve Jobs

 

23. Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017

1,754,216 views | Most Popular Video Game Presentation of All Time

Presented by Nintendo

Updated 1/11/18: In an unique turn of events, Nintendo has removed their own video, even though it ranks among the top viewed product debut videos of all time. Interesting!

24. My Little Pony Physics

1,510,202 views

 

25. Transgender Coming Out

1,486,065 views

Presented by Benton Sorensen

 

26. A Universe From Nothing

1,935,294 views

Presented by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009

 

27. Close-up Card Magic With A Twist

1,637,310 views

Presented by Lennart Green, TED Conference

 

28. Depression Is A Disease of Civilization

1,055,152 views

Presented by Stephen Ilardi, TEDxEmory

 

29. Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species

1,022,022 views

Presented by Elon Musk

 

30. The Future We’re Building – And Boring

1,699,668 views

Presented by Elon Musk

 

 

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