Les Brown (born February 17, 1945) is a motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician. As a politician, Les Brown is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, Les Brown uses the catch phrase “it’s possible!” and teaches people to follow their dreams as Les Brown learned to do. Les Brown was the host of The Les Brown Show.
Les Brown was born with Les Brown’s twin brother, Wesley, in an abandoned building in a low-income section of Miami, Florida. Les Brown was subsequently given up for adoption and adopted by Mamie Brown, a 38-year-old single woman who worked as a cafeteria attendant and domestic assistant. Les Brown was declared “educably mentally retarded” while in grade school. Despite the self-esteem issues this created, Les Brown learned how to reach his full potential with the encouragement of Les Brown’s mother and assistance by a helpful teacher in high school, a key point in many motivational speeches Les Brown gives now.