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Marcus Lemonis      

Serial Entrepreneur, Investor and Leadership Expert; Chairman and CEO of Camping World; Star of CNBC 'The Profit', 'Streets of Dreams' and HGTV's 'The Renovator'; Philanthropist and Founder of The Lemon-AID Foundation

In a world where business leaders are lauded for being cutthroat, Marcus Lemonis does it all with heart and compassion for the people, process and product he aspires to elevate. But as with many success stories, his road has not always been an easy one.

At four days old, Lemonis was left at the steps of a Lebanese orphanage by his birth mother. He was soon adopted and brought to Miami, Florida where he was raised by his loving adoptive parents, Sophia and Leo Lemonis. Although he struggled with weight issues, bullying and a lack of self-confidence as a child, it was his mother, Sophia, who taught him to embrace his unique qualities, allowing him to discover that he had a head for business and a gift for helping others.

As a young man, Lemonis honed his entrepreneurial spirit while working at his family’s automotive dealership. By the age of 25, Lemonis seized upon an opportunity to reshape the way recreational vehicles and outdoor equipment were sold. Under his leadership and vision, Camping World would grow to become the Nation’s largest RV retailer and would make Lemonis Lemonis one of the most successful businessmen in America. As a result, he has recently become Chairman of the Board at Beyond, a global leader in e-commerce.

Next, Lemonis set out to prove himself in another arena, as host of his own TV show. His hit series The Profit, in which Lemonis helped turn around and improve businesses, ran for eight seasons on CNBC. It spawned spinoffs including the award-nominated Streets of Dreams, featuring Lemonis educating himself and viewers about the financial workings of key industries, as well as special episodes of The Profit. Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit, he has become a highly sought after motivational speaker.

With each great success for Lemonis, the lessons of humility imparted by his mother have helped keep him grounded, reminding him that the true riches of life are found in giving back. With tens of millions of dollars donated to charitable organizations and invested in independent businesses, he is an advocate for the underdog and finds his strongest inspiration by investing in people. Lemonis may have been born in Lebanon but he is 100% American-made.

Speech Topics


Money Management

Entrepreneurship & Business

Improving Employee Morale, Strategies for a Successful Turnaround, The Keys to Growing Your Business

News


Universal starts new business classes in partnership with Marcus Lemonis
Universal Orlando has teamed up with Marcus Lemonis of CNBC's The Profit and Columbia College in Missouri to create a new educational program called the Business Learning Series.
The Profit's Marcus Lemonis On Smart Investments And Learning ...
The third season of CNBC's reality show The Profit premiered on May 12, and host, entrepreneur, and investor Marcus Lemonis is back, with the goal of saving  ...
Want to get rich? How one entrepreneur did it
As the CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, Marcus Lemonis became a multimillionaire and a trailblazer in the recreational vehicle (RV) industry.
Marcus Lemonis: A modest empire
Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and star of the CNBC Prime all new reality series, The Profit talks about the nuts and bolts of his $3 billion outdoor ...
Marcus Lemonis The Profit Investment - Business Insider
Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis puts millions of his own money on the line on CNBC's "The Profit." He tells us why.

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