Les Brown Net Worth (2023): Salary, Income, Earnings

Les Brown Net Worth 

Les Brown has an estimated net worth of $15 million. He is one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers. The estimated speaking fee range to book Les Brown for an event is $30,000 – $50,000. His company, Les Brown Unlimited Inc. has earned millions of dollars selling motivational books and digital products to audiences. His students come from all walks of life, from Fortune 500 executives to special needs students and prisoners.

As a motivational speaker, he uses the slogan ” It is possible! ‘ to encourage people to follow their dreams. In 1993, he was the host of the Les Brown Show.

To calculate the net worth of Les Brown, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Les Brown
Net Worth: $15 Million
Monthly Salary: $50 Thousand
Annual Income: $1 Million
Source of Wealth: American motivational speaker, author, former radio DJ, and former television host

Early Life

Leslie Calvin Brown was born with his twin brother Wesley in Liberty City, a low-income neighborhood of Miami, Florida. He was adopted by Mamie Brown, a 38-year-old single woman who worked as a waitress and housekeeper in a cafeteria.

Brown claims that he was declared “mentally retarded” in elementary school, which damaged his self-esteem and confidence.


Radio DJ 

As is evident from many of Brown’s speeches, he was repeatedly unsuccessful in his first attempt to break into public broadcasting. It was only after the failures of the previous afternoon broadcast DJ that he was hired permanently.

1976–1981: Member of Ohio 

After leaving the radio station, he ran for the Ohio House of Representatives in 1976 as a member of the Democratic Party and won. He did not run for re-election in 1982.

Moderator at PBS 

After retiring from public service, he shifted his career to television and became an anchor on PBS. Brown served on the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1982 to 1988. In 1989, he received the Council of Peers Award for Excellence from the National Speakers Association and the Golden Gavel from Toastmasters International in 1994.

September 1993 – December 1993: The Les Brown Show 

In September 1993, he began hosting a new talk show, The Les Brown Show. After almost four months, the show was cancelled on December 3, 1993, and on January 17, 1994, King World Productions replaced the show with Rolonda, hosted by Rolonda Watts.

1994-Present: Entrepreneur and author 

Brown founded Les Brown Enterprises Inc. to support his career as a motivational speaker and was featured on a daily syndicated radio show on KFWB in California from 2011 to 2012. He has also written a number of books, including Live Your Dreams, The Power of Purpose, Laws of Success, and The Greatness Within You, etc.

Brown collaborated with speaker John C. Maxwell for a candid look at the lives of professional speakers, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Personal Life & Wife

Les Brown married legendary soul singer Gladys Knight in a private ceremony on August 29, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada. They had been married before. The couple divorced in 1997 due to irreconcilable differences, although he claimed they would remain on friendly terms. Brown has ten children from various relationships, as well as fifteen grandchildren.

Les Brown Quotes

“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.”


“You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.”


“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.”


“Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.”


“A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.”


“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”

“When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation — it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.”


“Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.”


“Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.”

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