Marcus Lemonis is an American businessman and television personality. He is the CEO of the Camping World and is mostly recognized by his program The Profit in CNBC.
Marcus Lemonis Age
Marcus Lemonis was born on November 16, 1973, in Beirut, Lebanon. At that time, the city was ravaged with civil-war. His biological parents Abdallel Ricardo and Nadia Ricardo abandoned him at an orphanage when he was 4 days old.
Marcus was lucky that his adoptive father Leo Lemonis and mother Sophia Lemonis from Miami, Florida adopted him.
Now, Marcus is a testament to how given the chance, people from every nook and corner of the world have a lot to offer to humanity than it seems.
Marcus then grew up in Florida. He later went to Marquette University in Milwaukee for college. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and criminology.
Is Marcus Lemonis married? Who is Marcus Lemonis first Wife?
Yes, Marcus is a married man. He was initially married to a woman named Ila Penfold from 2003 to 2017. The marriage lasted for a while no doubt but things began going south towards the end.
Illa Penfold is his first wife. She remained largely out of the media. However, she was also dragged when Marcus’s company had to fight a lawsuit filed by rival Stetler over the 2009 Winter Equestrian Festival.
There is a deposition video in which Marcus talks about his wife, and one could say not so enthusiastically.
After the divorce, he dated Bethenny Frankel, actress of the show “Real Housewives of New York” for a while. However, he later married to Roberta “Bobby” Raffel.
There is not much information on Roberta but what makes this relationship interesting is the fact that she is older than Marcus. How much older you ask? She is about 20 years older than Marcus. Truly, love knows of no boundaries.
The couple got married in February of 2018 in a small function organized in Hotel Bel-Air of Los Angeles between family and friends. They kept the ceremony low-profile.
Marcus Lemonis Net-Worth, Salary
Marcus Lemonis has made a fortune through his company Camping World by selling RVs (Recreational Vehicle). Along with that, he is the CEO of Good Sam Enterprises and Gander Outdoors.
Furthermore, he hosts a show on CNBC called The Profit which is the reality show which saves small businesses going bankrupt.
As a result, Celebrity Net-Worth estimates his wealth to be around $900 million.
Marcus Lemonis Career, Short Bio
Marcus grew up in the household where his grandfather Anthony Abraham owned two of the largest Chevy dealership. He practically grew up in the household which was very good at selling cars.
Before long, Marcus along with a family friend Lee Laccoca acquired Holiday RV Superstores. The company merged with Camping World later with Marcus again as the CEO. Again it went through a merger with Good Sam Enterprise.
When the company went public in 2016 on the NYSE, it had a market value of $2 Billion.
Furthermore, Marcus also aspired to be a politician. He ran a campaign for Florida House in 1996 as a Democrat. However, he lost to the incumbent Bruno Barreiro.
His TV career has also been a successful one. He was the part of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump. Addtionally, he has also appeared in ABC’s Secret Millionaire.
He is also a very charitable man. His charity endeavors include non-profits like Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital among others.