Wayne Dyer

1940 - 2015

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Wayne Walter Dyer (May 10, 1940 – August 29, 2015) was an American self-help author and a motivational speaker. Dyer completed a Ed.D. in guidance and counseling at Wayne State University in 1970. Early in his career, he worked as a high school guidance counselor, and went on to run a successful private therapy practice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wayne Dyer has received more than 3,354,912 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Wayne Dyer is the 2,221st most popular writer (down from 1,536th in 2019), the 2,781st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,985th in 2019) and the 244th most popular American Writer.

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  • 3.4M

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  • 55.45

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  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Your erroneous zones
Actualización de sí mismo (Psicología), Aspectos psicológicos, Culpa moral
Wisdom of the ages
Sagesse, Conduct of life, Morale pratique
The author illuminates the meaning and original context of the most important poems, writings, and phrases of history's greatest minds, and demonstrates how to apply them to daily life.
Manifest Your Destiny
Religious aspects of Success, Religious aspects, Success
Pulling your own strings
Autonomy (Psychology), Assertiveness (Psychology)
There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
Religious aspects of Problem solving, Religious aspects, Nonfiction
In this inspiring new book, bestselling author Wayne W. Dyer shows us that there is an omnipresent spiritual force right at our fingertips that contains the solution to our problems -- from ill health to financial worries to relationship difficulties. Drawing from various spiritual traditions, especially from the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, Dyer helps us unplug from the material world and awaken to the divine within.


Among writers, Wayne Dyer ranks 2,221 out of 7,302Before him are Mikhail Artsybashev, Audre Lorde, Arsen Kotsoyev, Shakuntala Devi, Maciej Stryjkowski, and Joseph Heller. After him are Teimuraz II of Kakheti, Chittaranjan Das, Renaud Camus, Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi, Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, and Israel Joshua Singer.

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Among people born in 1940, Wayne Dyer ranks 160Before him are John Warnock, Antonio Skármeta, Jeffrey Archer, John Havlicek, Dietmar Hopp, and Charles Robert Jenkins. After him are Sam Waterston, Luis Cubilla, Leonard Susskind, Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Gloria Leonard, and Richard Williamson. Among people deceased in 2015, Wayne Dyer ranks 115Before him are Chea Sim, John Guillermin, Kirk Kerkorian, Robert Manzon, E. L. Doctorow, and Carl Djerassi. After him are Aldo Ciccolini, Joshua Fishman, Magali Noël, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Ignacio Zoco, and Jacob Bekenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wayne Dyer ranks 2,781 out of 20,380Before him are Paul Reubens (1952), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Don Simpson (1943), Melanie (1947), Thelma Ritter (1902), and Joseph Heller (1923). After him are Harry Porter (1882), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Basil Poledouris (1945), Murray Perahia (1947), Buddy Guy (1936), and Elizabeth McGovern (1961).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Wayne Dyer ranks 244Before him are Samuel R. Delany (1942), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Alfred Bester (1913), Erich Segal (1937), Audre Lorde (1934), and Joseph Heller (1923). After him are Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), Harlan Coben (1962), Edward Bunker (1933), Fritz Leiber (1910), John W. Campbell (1910), and Robert Ressler (1937).