Marcus Lemonis is a well-known American businessman who is the chief executive officer and chairman of Gander Outdoors. He is in the similar position in The House Boardshop, Good Sam Enterprises, and Camping World. Lemonis is also a politician, television personality, investor, and philanthropist. He currently appears in the reality show called ‘The Profit’ on CNBC. He is the co-founder of FreedomRoads. Let’s find out how much is Marcus Lemonis’s net worth in 2018.
Marcus Lemonis Early Life
Marcus Anthony Lemonis was born on November 16, 1973, in Beirut, Lebanon. He was adopted by Sophia Lemonis and Leo Lemonis of Miami, Florida when he was an infant.
He completed his schooling at Christopher Columbus High School. He was exposed to automotive from a very young age. In 1995, he earned his BA degree in political science from Milwaukee’s Marquette University.
Marcus Lemonis is still not married. There have been no reports of who he is currently dating. However, he was in a relationship with Bethenny Frankel, who is a star of the ‘Real Housewives of New York City.’
Lemonis currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He is very active on social media and has got many followers on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Marcus Lemonis Career
In 1997, Marcus Lemonis got employed with AutoNation. In there, he held many managerial and sales roles. In 2001, he became the chief executive officer of Holiday RV Superstores Inc. Later, he co-founded FreedomRoads. It later got merged with Camping World in 2006, and he also became the CEO of the company.
His company was further merged with Good Sam Enterprises in 2011, and Lemonis got the position of a CEO. In 2004, he teamed up with NASCAR, and later they started the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
He has also helped several other businesses like Rose’s Bakery & Wheat Free Café, Betty Lou’s, Mr. Green Tea, Tonnie’s Minis, Little Miss Baker, Key West Key Lime Pie Co., Sweet Pete’s, ProFit Protein Bars, E-Net IT Group, Dapper Classics, Crumbs Bake Shop, and Amazing Grapes.
In 2016, Camping World became public and was valued at $2 billion. In television, Marcus Lemonis appeared in ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ on NBC. He has also appeared in an episode of ‘Secret Millionaire’ on ABC. In 2013, he became a cast of the reality show called ‘The Profit.’ He also became the co-producer of the show in 2017. In 2017, he was seen in CNBC’s ‘The Partner.’
In 1996, he unsuccessfully contested for the Florida House campaign against Republican Bruno Barreiro. He was endorsed by Miami Herald. Marcus Lemonis received 42.44% votes to Barreiro’s 57.56%.
One of the biggest career accomplishments of Marcus Lemonis is to be successful in several activities. In 2005, he appeared in the list of “40 Under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business. He was also named as the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008 by Ernst & Young. He was named as the “Newsmaker of the Year” by RV Business magazine in 2007.
Net Worth of Marcus Lemonis
Marcus Lemonis has an estimated net worth of more than $900 million. He made this fortune by successfully starting his own company and becoming its CEO. He has also successfully appeared on television and has guest appeared on many other television shows. In 2007, he became the sponsor of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He currently serves as the chairman and CEO of several companies. He is also an investor and has invested $23 million in his own show. He was the executive producer of the movie ‘I Really Hate My Ex’ in 2015.
Marcus Lemonis is considered one of the most popular sports journalists in the world. At the age of 22, he contested an election but was not able to win. He is also a philanthropist and has made contributions to several organizations. In 2015, Lemonis teamed up with Marquette University for raising $1 million.