How much is the Businessman/ TV star Marcus Lemonis Worth?
Marcus Lemonis or Marcus Anthony Lemonis is an American businessman as well as a TV star based in Beirut, Lebanon. He is one of the renown businessman, investor and currently the CEO of the Camping World as well as Good Sam Enterprises.
Marcus is also the star of the CNBC reality show called- “The Profit.” The show is based on the concept pf saving small businesses. Earning from all of his business ventures as well as his appearance on the show, he has the estimated net worth value that amounts to $900 Million.
Born on the November 16 of 1973, Marcus was originally born in Beirut, Lebanon. Although born a Lebanese, he was adopted by his American parents- Leo and Sophia Lemonis, a Greek couple from Miami, Florida.
He had an early exposure to the automotive industry as his grandfather owned the two of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the US. He grew up in his adoptive hometown of Miami, Florida.
For his high school education, he attended the Christopher Columbus High School. Completing his high school education, he then joined the Marquette University to attain a bachelor’s degree in political science and minor criminology.
Right after graduating, he started his business career working as several sales and managerial roles in the AutoNation.
From 2001, he worked as the CEO of the Holiday RV Superstores Inc. He then co-founded his company called- FreedomRoads and started acquiring RV dealerships.
The company later merged with the Camping World with him still as the CEO. In 2011, the company again merged with Good Sam Enterprises with yet again him as the helm.
With the success of his company, he then teamed up with NASCAR to sponsor the driver- John Andretti. They soon announced that they would be sponsoring the NASCAR East Series from the Busch Beer. They also sponsored the Craftsman Truck Series.
Apart from his company, he is also reputed to have helped several businesses to get out of trouble and remain open. In 2012, he invested a large sum of money to the Rose’s Bakery & Wheat Free Cafe which allowed the bakery to not only remain in business but also open a second location.
Furthermore, he has invested in several other companies running out of work. These companies “Amazing Grapes,” “Dapper Classics,” “Betty Lou’s,” “Crumbs Bake Shop,” “Key West Key Lime Pie Co.,” as well as the “Wicked Teas and Good Cupcakes.”
As a TV star
In the year 2011, Lemonis started being featured in multiple Tv shows. He got featured in two of the episodes of the NBC show- “Celebrity Apprentice.” In 2012, he then appeared in one episode of the ABC reality show- “Secret Millionaire.”
Starting from 2013, he officially became the star of the CNBC reality Tv series- “The Profit.” Lemonis appears as himself searching for promising business ventures which are faltering small businesses.
Basically, he puts his money on the line to save the business and later profits from it. And, the show is currently in its fourth season, and he has invested over $35 Million in the featured businesses of the show.
His next show- “The Partner,” he will be searching for a business manager to assist his running businesses that he will invest in the show- The Profit. The show is set to air in the year 2017.
|Date of birth||November 16, 1973|
|Profession||CEO, Investor, TV star|
|Father’s name||Leo Lemonis|
|Mother’s name||Sophia Lemonis|
|Net Worth||$900 Million|
Relationships and Love Life
Marcus dated the reality TV star, Bethenny Frankel. She is currently one of the cast members of the reality Tv show- “Real Housewives of New York City.”
The couple has been together since 2015 and has been spotted together on various occasions. Although they are not married yet, we have assumed they soon will.
Although no social account except his Twitter is known to the public, he seems a regular user. With the following of around 1.31 million, he has maintained his social popularity. Being one of the popular faces of the entertainment field, he has made himself pretty known to the public.
With the huge net worth value of $900 million, he is one of the richest and most successful investors worldwide. He has earned all of this through his business ventures as well as his TV appearances.
Rumors and Controversy
Despite being one of the famed names in the industry, he has maintained the secrecy related to his personal affairs. So far, there has been no major controversy linked directly to him. There are also no rumors about him or his personal affairs.