Anousheh Ansari Biography

Anousheh Ansari is an astronaut, high-tech serial entrepreneur and global leader.

Anousheh is currently the CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, the world’s leader in designing and operating large incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Ansari, along with her family, sponsored the organization’s first competition, the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million competition that ignited a new era for commercial spaceflight. Since then, she has served on XPRIZE’s Board of Directors.

Prior to being named CEO of XPRIZE, Ansari co-founded and served as the CEO of Prodea Systems, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm. In 2006, she captured headlines around the world when she embarked upon an 11-day space expedition, accomplishing her childhood dream of flying to space. As a result of her mission, she became the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.

Ansari serves on the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Future Council and has received numerous honors, including the WEF Young Global Leader, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, among others. She is a UNESCO Good Will Ambassador and serves on the board of Jabil (NYSE: JBL) and Peace First, as well as several other not-for-profit organizations focused on STEM education, youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship.

She published her memoir, My Dream of Stars, to share her life story as inspiration for young women around the world.

Ansari holds a BS in electronics and computer engineering from George Mason University, an MS in electrical engineering from George Washington University; and honorary doctorates from George Mason University, Utah Valley University, and International Space University.

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Who is the agent for Anousheh Ansari?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anousheh Ansari for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anousheh Ansari for your next private or corporate function.

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Anousheh Ansari is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and Space. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anousheh Ansari for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Anousheh Ansari generally travels from Plano, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil and Mayim Bialik. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anousheh Ansari for an upcoming event.

Anousheh Ansari Speaking Topics

  • Be the Change You Want to See in the World

  • Space Commercialization and its Future

  • The Virtues of Space Exploration

  • Entrepreneurial Success as a Women

  • Reaching for the Stars and Getting There

Anousheh Ansari News

  • Anousheh Ansari Dreams of Stars

    When Anousheh Ansari was a little girl in Tehran, she used to sleep on her family's balcony, and look up at the stars, twinkling over Mt. Damavand. Her family was having tough times: her parent's marriage was breaking up, while Iran's clerical revolution had closed her school, and seemingly ended her dream of becoming a scientist. The stars were Anousheh Ansari's refuge.

  • Anousheh Ansari: A passion for space travel

    Anousheh Ansari spent her childhood in Iran dreaming of venturing into space. On Monday, that dream came close to fulfilment when the businesswomen with American citizenship boarded a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

  • Ansari to speak at Muslim Women's Foundation to host Mother's Day ...

    Plano resident Anousheh Ansari, who was born in Iran and immigrated to the United States, will provide the keynote speech during the Texas Muslim Women's  ...

  • Spotlight on X-STEM Speakers: Anousheh Ansari! – USA Science ...

    Lifting off with the Expedition 14 mission crew on September 18, 2006, American businesswoman Anousheh Ansari made headlines around the world as the first ...

How to book Anousheh Ansari?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Anousheh Ansari for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Anousheh Ansari, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Anousheh Ansari or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Anousheh Ansari?

Booking fees for Anousheh Ansari, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anousheh Ansari, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Anousheh Ansari?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anousheh Ansari for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anousheh Ansari for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anousheh Ansari or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anousheh Ansari or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Anousheh Ansari is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business, Inspirational and Space. The estimated speaking fee range to book Anousheh Ansari for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Anousheh Ansari generally travels from Plano, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil and Mayim Bialik. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anousheh Ansari for an upcoming event.

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