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Marcus Lemonis


There is no secret as to why self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis continues to make his mark on the business world. He leaves not just an impression, but an imprint on those he meets.

On CNBC’s reality series “The Profit,” Lemonis lends his expertise to struggling small businesses around the country using his famous 3P mantra - People/Process/Product. He analyzes every business by the quality of people, excellence of product, and the best process for creating and selling that product. Throughout 4 seasons of “The Profit,” Lemonis has invested more than $40 million of his own money in businesses. Now, on his new CNBC show “The Partner,” candidates from all over will compete for the chance to work alongside Lemonis and an equity stake in a multi-million dollar company.

His biggest success is as chairman & CEO of Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world’s largest RV owner’s organization. Lemonis has streamlined the RV industry, buying and creating more than 120 RV dealerships, and developing them into one-stop shopping, Camping World RV SuperCenters. He was recognized for having "more impact on the industry than any single individual or company in recent memory as an agent of change and retail consolidation," when RV Business Magazine named him their 2007 Newsmaker of the Year. Crain's Chicago Business also featured him in their 2005 edition of "40 under 40"; and in 2008, Ernst & Young named him Entrepreneur of the Year.

Lemonis was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and adopted by a Lebanese and Greek couple from Miami, FL. As a child, he was exposed to positive business values at his family-owned Anthony Abraham Chevrolet. He studied, Political Science, Criminology & Economics at Marquette University.

Lemonis drives results through collaborations and relationships. His advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: stay focused, work hard, know your numbers, and be disciplined.

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Events featuring Marcus Lemonis
Events featuring Marcus Lemonis