Les Brown is an American author and motivational speaker who has given so many speeches that inspire people to make their dreams come true. Les Brown is also an author who has written books like “Live Your Dreams,” “God’s Guidance System,” and It’s Possible. He is best known for his words “it’s possible,” which he often uses in his speeches.
Brown was also a political member of the Ohio House of Representatives. He was the host of The Brown Show, a union television show from September 1993 to January 1994.
Les Brown Wiki
|Full Name/Real Name:||Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown|
|Birth Date:||17 February 1945|
|Birth Place:||Liberty City, Miami, Florida, United States|
|Height:||1.8 m Approx.|
|Spouse:||Gladys Knight (m. 1995–1997)|
|Children:||John Leslie Brown, Ona Brown, John Andrew, Serena Brown|
|Profession:||American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$12 million|
Les Brown Early Life and Biography
Leslie Calvin Brown was born on February 17, 1945, in Miami, Florida, United States, in an abandoned building with his twin brother Wesley. Leslie was adopted by a 38-year-old single woman named Mamie Brown, who was a housekeeper and cafeteria worker.
In elementary school, Brown was declared mentally retarded and overcame the illness with the help of his mother and high school teacher. They encouraged him and brought him to his full potential. Brown often mentions this phase of his life in his speeches to motivate his listeners.
Les Brown’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Measurement
Les Brown was born on February 17, 1945, and is currently 75 years old as of 2020. Statistics show that Les Brown is 1.8 m tall and weighs approximately 85 kg.
Les Browns’ Personal Life
In 1995, Les Brown married singer Gladys Knight, also known as the Empress of the Soul, in a private ceremony in Las Vegas. The marriage did not last long and the couple divorced in 1997. Les Browns have ten children, namely Calvin, John Andrew, Ona, Tayloria, Patrick, Thad, Ayanna, Serena, Sumaya, and John-Leslie. He has about fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Les Brown was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997.
Les Brown Career, Awards, and Nominations
Les Brown decided to become a radio jockey and used to visit a local radio station where he had sanitary duties. He showed up every day at the station, and one beautiful day, he was lucky enough to be on the air because the programmed radio jockey failed to get to the program. Les Brown took advantage of it and inspired the people at the radio station, and from that day on, he was hired as one of the station’s permanent employees.
He later became a social activist, and controversies quickly made him retired. Brown contested for a seat in Ohio State legislature, and he held the position for three terms, which he became chairman of the human resources committee for the third term. At that time, he also became a motivating speaker giving speeches at various locations and events across the United States.
His speeches inspired many, and he gained popularity, paving the way for him to present The Brown Show. He began to speak in many countries and started publishing books and audio series. So far, Brown has won the Peers Council Excellence Award, the Regional Emmy Award, the Golden Gavel Award from the National Speakers Association, and in 1991 Toastmasters International has been ranked in the top 5 of the most prominent speakers of all time.
Les Brown’s Net Worth
The talented speaker earns approximately $50,000 per engagement, and his annual career salary is over $500,000.
His successful career as a radio jockey, politician, speaker, and author has amassed his net worth to be estimated at $12 million.
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