Marcus Lemonis who is born with the name Marcus Anthony Lemonis is an American businessman, TC personality, philanthropist and a famous investor who was born in Lebanon.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis was born on the 16th of November 1973 in a place called Beirut which is in Lebanon.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis was adopted when he was a kid by Leo Lemonis and Sophia Lemonis. Leo and Sophia was a Greek couple who used to live in Miami Florida and after they adopted Marcus Anthony Lemonis they all moved to Florida together.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis’s grandfather was the owner of a very successful car dealership in Florida and he was very influenced by his grandfather to start his own business. Marcus Anthony Lemonis is from American nationality and he is also from the white ethnicity.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis spend his childhood with his foster parents in Miami and after that, he graduated from the Marquette University where he studied Political Science.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis graduated in the year 1995 at the early age of 21. Marcus Anthony Lemonis worked as a sales executive and also as a manager for a company called Auto Nation. Marcus Anthony Lemonis’s grandfather was also a famous businessman who owned two of the biggest Chevrolet dealerships in the United States of America.
As if right now Marcus Anthony Lemonis is the Chief Executing Officer of Camping World. Marcus Anthony Lemonis is also the star of a CNBC reality show called The Profit. The show is about how they try saving all the small businesses which are dying.
On a yearly basis, Marcus Anthony Lemonis earns about 5 million and he has a net worth of about 150 million. Marcus Anthony Lemonis is one of the most searched people on the internet. Marcus Anthony Lemonis is a guy who had no parents and was adopted who worked hard and became one of the most successful businessmen in the United States of America. Marcus Anthony Lemonis started his career in the 90’s and worked with the RV’s.
Later in 2003, Marcus Anthony Lemonis got his first RV dealership Marcus Anthony Lemonis later became the Chief Executing officer of the company and merged with a company called Camping world and after some time the company again merged with Good Sam Enterprise. Right now Marcus Anthony Lemonis is also the chairman of the company which helps him to earn a lot of money on an annual basis.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has a very sharp mind in business. Marcus Anthony Lemonis went on to rebrand NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and after that, he made the company one of the top three sponsors. The sponsorship helped Marcus Anthony Lemonis earn a lot of money for himself. In the years Marcus Anthony Lemonis has helped a lot of small companies as an entrepreneur and invested his money in the companies.
In the early years, Marcus Anthony Lemonis has worked for his grandfather in his car dealership which is in South Florida. The dealership was later acquired in the year 1997 by a company called Auto Nation. Lee laccoca a family friend approached Marcus Anthony Lemonis and they together started a business where they wanted to create the largest chain of RVs in the United States of America.
In the beginning, Lee and Marcus Anthony Lemonis acquired Holiday RV Superstore and Marcus Anthony Lemonis became the CEO of the company. After that Lee and Marcus Anthony Lemonis co-founded a company called Freedom Roads and after that, they started to acquire all the RV dealerships of the United States of America. In the year of 2006 the company set up by Marcus Anthony Lemonis merged with Camping World and then in 2011 it merged with Good Sam Enterprise.
When Marcus Anthony Lemonis was the CEO of Camping world he got together with NASCAR and in 2004 he sponsored a driver called John Andretti. In the year 2007 v and NASCAR announced that the sponsorship of NASCAR will move from Busch Beer to the company of Marcus Anthony Lemonis.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has also been an active entrepreneur for several years and he has helped many companies and one of them is the Rose’s Bakery & Wheat Free Café. This café was about to get closed on the Christmas of 2012 but Marcus Anthony Lemonis came to the rescue at the right tie with his investment and it helped the bakery to keep its business.
In the beginning, Marcus Anthony Lemonis wrote a cheque of about $200,000 which made him the majority owner of the business. He also invested about $150,000 over the next 18 months to keep the business alive. Marcus Anthony Lemonis saved the bakery and it became a chain of cafes in the month of March in 2014.
The other businesses that Marcus Anthony Lemonis helped save by his investment are Sweet Pete’s, Pro Fit Protein Bar, Mr green Tea, Little Miss Baker, Tonnie’s Minis, Crumbs Bake Shop, Dapper Classics, Betty Lou’s Amazing Grapes, and E-Net IT Group. Marcus Anthony Lemonis also is the owner of two automobile businesses the profit 1800 Car Wash and Auto Match USA. These two companies specialize in pre-owned automobiles and automobile parts.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has always been in the news for the right reasons. In the year of 2007, the magazine called RV Business Magazine named Marcus Anthony Lemonis as the ‘News Maker of the Year’ because he had a huge impact on the industry of RV’s. Crain’s Chicago Business was another company which featured Marcus Anthony Lemonis in their 2005 magazine of 40 over 40. In the year of 2008, Ernst & Young announced Marcus Anthony Lemonis as the entrepreneur of the year.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has always been a philanthropist. Marcus Anthony Lemonis have supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Joffrey Ballet, Lincoln Park Zoo, Ravinia Festival, Zacharias Sexual Abuse Centre and RV/MH Hall of Fame in the recent years. Under the supervision of Marcus Anthony Lemonis, the company Camping World and also Good Sam launched a project called Project Good Samaritan as a part of their goal which was foster corporate responsibility. Marcus Anthony Lemonis set up a team of about 7,000 employees who would volunteer for about 32 hours every year to get results. In the month of October in the year 2016 Camping World came with a public announcement on the NYSE: CWH which is New York Stock Exchange that their share prices are US 22$which made the company valuation worth about US$2 billion. In May 2017 the company camping world was selling each share for about $31.
In the year 2017 in the month of April Marcus Anthony Lemonis announced the acquisition of Gander Mountains. Gander Mountain is also a company which deals with camping, fishing and also hunting. In the month of July that very year Camping world acquired The House Board shop which is basically an online store which works on bikes, skateboards, sailboards, wakeboards, and all other outdoor gear. Marcus Anthony Lemonis also bought the domains ‘thehouse.com’ and ‘the-house.com’.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has been part of a lot of reality television. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has been on two episodes of Celebrity Apprentice. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has also appeared on an episode of Secret Millionaire which was from ABC. In the year 2013 Marcus Anthony Lemonis became the star of the show The Profit where he works as an investor of dying businesses. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has also tried his luck in politics but he lost two terms Republican called Bruno Barreiro.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis keeps his personal life very much private. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has never seen dating any girl. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has been a part of few controversies about being in relationships and also having an affair but nothing has been confirmed since then. Marcus Anthony Lemonis has not confirmed his relationship status till now to the media.
Marcus Anthony Lemonis has also been a part of controversies like he has been married a few times and also that he is gay. In the year 2018 Marcus Anthony Lemonis got married to Roberta Bobbi Raffel.
Full Name: Marcus Anthony Lemonis
Date of Birth: 16th November 1973
Birth Place: Beirut, Lebanon
Age: 45 years
Profession: Chairman, CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises
Net worth: $150 Million