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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LES CALVIN BROWN: This article aims at telling you everything you need to know about Les Calvin Brown. at the end of the article you should know the answer to the following questions:

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Les Calvin Brown early life

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Les Calvin Brown together with his twin brother was born on 17th February 1945, which makes him 76 years old in 2021; he celebrates his birthday on the 17th of February every year.



Les Brown is a very popular motivational speaker. He was born into poverty and his mother gave him and his brother up three weeks after birth. Les Brown has grown up to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers.

Les Brown owns a company, The Les Brown Unlimited Inc., from which he has made millions of dollars from the sales of motivational materials to a variety of audiences, from Fortune 500 executives, to special education students and prisoners.

Les Brown’s personal goal is to help a majority of people become uncomfortable with being just average, through his messages. In his words “A lot of people are content with their discontent, “I want to be a catalyst to enable them to see themselves having more and achieving more”.



Leslie Calvin Brown and his twin brother, Wesley, were born on the 17th February 1945, on the floor of an abandoned building in Liberty City, a low-income section of Miami, Florida. Their birth mother was originally married to a solider and while he was on mission abroad, she got pregnant for another man; she gave birth to the boys in secret and gave them away. The twins were officially adopted by by their new mother when they were just six week young, her name is mamie brown, at the time she was not married, she was a cafeteria cook, she became a wonderful mother to all her children and they love her a lot, in fact, Les brown says, “Everything I am and everything I have I owe to my mother. Her strength and character are my greatest inspiration, always have been and always will be.”

As a child, Brown was overactive and mischievous. He struggled in school, finding it impossible to concentrate, and was labeled “educable mentally retarded” in the fifth grade. It was a label he found hard to remove, in large part because he did not try. “They said I was slow so I held to that pace,” he recounted. However, a dedicated teacher saw greater potential. Leroy Washington, a speech and drama instructor at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami inspired Brown. While in high school, Brown “used to fantasise being onstage speaking to thousands of people,” he related to Jones, “and I used to write on pieces of paper, ‘I am the world’s greatest orator.”



On August 29, 1995, Les Brown married legendary soul singer Gladys Knight in a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. They both had been married previously. The two divorced in 1997 due to irreconcilable differences, though he claimed the two would remain friendly. Brown has 10 children from multiple relationships, as well as 15 grandchildren. His children’s names are Calvin Brown, Patrick Brown, Ayanna Brown, Ona Brown, Tad Brown, Talia Brown, Sumaya Brown, Serena Brown and John-Leslie Brown.



Les Brown has a net worth of $12 million, He is a Democrat and he worked as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives. In 1993, Les Brown hosted the ‘The Les Brown Show’.  The main sources of Les Brown’s $12 million net worth are the sales of his published books and The Les Brown Show, Besides that, he has accumulated well enough through his five-year service at the Ohio House of Representatives, he also earns from public speeches and his YouTube channel where he posts motivational videos.



Below are some motivational books by Les Calvin Brown:

  1. Live your dreams
  2. It’s not over until you win!
  3. Fight for your dreams!
  4. Long life and good days
  5. The future of television
  6. The power of motivation
  7. Rising to the top: a guide to success
  8. Mission possible volume eight
  9. The courage to live your dreams
  10. Keeping your eye on television



below are some spirit lifting quotes:

  1. “Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good.
  2. “If you don’t program yourself life will programe you”
  3. A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.”
  4. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.”
  5. It is important to surround yourself with people who life you up, encourage you, share your vision and inspire you.
  6. I believe adults and parents who do not get involved in children’s lives effectively forfeit any right to attempt to influence their lives.
  7. “You decide what your limits are, and YOU decide your level of success. You are responsible for the time that you spend on this planet.”
  8. If you have children who love and respect you, this too can be a sign of your success.
  9. “Don’t let the negativity given to you by the world disempower you.
  10. “I have learned that to get out of life what I expect, I must commit myself to beginning each day by concentrating on positive thoughts and focusing on my goals.”



1.   A foster mother raised him

2.   Les Brown is passionate about everything he does

3.   Les Brown was a great politician

4.   Les Brown has been recognised severally on his excellent speaking skills.

  1. Les brown was conceived by an extra marital affair

6.   Les brown is a twin

7.   In his search for a better life Les Brown worked as sanitation worker, he later tried radio broadcasting; he later worked as a radio jockey for a while.



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