Les Brown is an American motivational speaker and radio jockey who has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He is also a politician and a former member of Ohio House of Representatives. Brown is probably famous because of his show, ‘The Les Brown Show’.
Biography & Wiki
Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown, commonly known as Les Brown was born on February 17, 1945, in Miami, Florida. He was born a twin along with his brother Wesley to a single mother. There is no record of his biological father and. Soon after the birth, their mother put them for adoption. When the twins were six weeks old, they were adopted by Mamie Brown.
Leslie attended school with his twin brother. When was in fifth grade, Les was declared unfit and mentally slow by the teachers. He was doing very poor in exams and lost all his self-confidence. But, Mamie Brown always supported him and took the matter into her own hands.
It was Mamie Brown and one of the teachers in his high school who recognized his potential. With the help of his adoptive mother and a school teacher, he regained his confidence back and started studying on his own.
There is not much to talk about his dating life. He was married to beautiful Gladys Maria Knight. Gladys Maria Knight was an actress and singer, popularly known as “Empress of Soul”. Their marriage lasted only for two years and the couple got divorced due to their personal differences. Les Brown has nine children.
In order to pursue his dream, initially, he joined one of the radio stations where worked as a sanitation worker. Les was very hard working and was very firm on his ambitions. At the radio station, he learned the qualities and skills required to be a radio jockey and he started working on it.
Les Brown was lucky enough to get a job as a radio jockey at the radio station, as one of their previous jockeys came drunk on the live show. His skills were appreciated by a lot audience and soon he became permanent. After many years of service, he moved to Ohio for better opportunities. He started working in a high ranking radio programs, where he eventually became the junction’s manager.
Les Brown was then got himself involved in many political controversies, so he was fired from the radio junction.
It was Mike Williams, the station’s new director, who encouraged Les Brown to run for an Ohio State Legislature of the 29th House District. After three terms of successful political career, he was appointed as the chairman of Human Resource Committee.
Les Brown then founded a youth training program and gradually became a motivational speaker. He also wrote a book called ‘Live Your Dreams’ which was the best seller at the time.
Les Brown gained the attention of a lot of audiences when he recorded a series of motivational speeches and broadcasted on TV. Soon, Les Brown started his own television show called ‘The Les Brown Show’ and after one season, the show was canceled. For a couple of months, he worked at the radio station in New York.
Awards & Achievements
The talented Les Brown has achieved many honors in his lifetime. Through his motivational speech, he has helped a lot of people and was ranked among the ‘Top Five Outstanding Speaker’ worldwide. His biggest achievement would be winning the award at the ‘National Speakers Association’. He is also the winner of the ‘Council Peer Award of Excellence’.
Net Worth of Les Brown
The estimated net worth of Les Brown is approximately $10 million as of 2017-2018. Most of his net worth comes from his television series and his role as a radio jockey.
Les Brown, a boy who was once declared as “mentally unstable” by his teachers, is now a world famous motivational speaker. He has healed a lot of people through his speech and has inspired them to achieve a success in their life. Personally, he had lots of ups and downs in his life, but he is still standing tall.