Zig Ziglar

Motivational Speaker
Born Nov 6, 1926
Hometown State of Alabama
Died Nov 28, 2012
Death Place City of Plano
Political Party Republican Party
Religion Baptist
Nationality American

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar is an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

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1926 Birth Born on November 6, 1926.
1931 4 Years Old In 1931, when Ziglar was seven years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most of his early childhood. … Read More


1944 17 Years Old In 1944 he met his wife, Jean, in Jackson, Mississippi; he was 17 and she was 16. They married in late 1946.


1968 41 Years Old Ziglar later worked as a salesman in a succession of companies. In 1968 he became a vice president and training director for the Automotive Performance company, moving to Dallas, Texas.


2007 80 Years Old Ziglar still travels around taking part in motivational seminars, despite a fall down a flight of stairs in 2007 that left him with short-term memory problems.
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