Is Marcus Lemonis Married? Yes, he is. He has been married to Roberta Raffel AKA Bobbi Raffel AKA Bobbi Lemonis. The couple tied their knot in 2018 and has been living a happy conjugal life. As Lemonis is a renowned public figure, people are eager to know about his wife’s detail including her profession and age. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Lemonis:
Who is Marcus Lemonis?
Marcus Lemonis is a Lebanese-born American businessman who landed the planet on November 16, 1973, which makes his age be 47 as of 2020. In addition to business, he is popular for being a television personality and politician as well. He is the CEO of Good Sam Enterprises, Camping World, The House Boardshop and Gander Outdoors, all of them successful in the modern business world. Mostly, people noticed him for appearing CNBC reality show entitled The Profit which is about saving small businesses. As of now, the American entrepreneur resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife.
Early Life and Education
The Profit star was born in 1973 as Marcus Anthony Lemonis in Beirut, Lebanon. During his birth, Lebanon was facing some political issues and was trapped by civil war and foreign invasion. He was adopted by the Greek couple who were residing in Miami, Florida.
His legal parents are named Leo Lemonis (father) and Sophia Lemonis (mother). His biological parents are Lebanese by nationality but their identity has never been disclosed.Lemonis grew up in the United States where his grandfather named Anthony.
Abraham was the owner of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in the U.S. Regarding his education, Marcus joined Marquette University in Milwaukee from where he completed his bachelor’s degree majoring in political science and minor in criminology in 1995.
Career and Professional Life
After completion of his graduation, he ran Democrat for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives but was proven unsuccessful. Thereafter, he focused on continuing his professional business career in the automotive industry. He learned the business ideas from his grandfather Anthony Abraham Chevrolet.
He started working for the car dealership in South Florida which was later purchased by AutoNation in 1997 from his grandfather. After that, Marcus started working for AutoNation in 1997 playing a versatile role from sales to managerial roles. One of his family friends named Lee Iaccoca approached him to create the largest RV chain.
He was impressed by the approach and therefore acquired Holiday RV Superstores. He served as the Chief Executive Officer for Holiday RV Superstores from June 2001 to February 2003. Later, he invested to form a company named FreedomRoad which started acquiring RV dealerships in the country.
The company merged with Camping World in 2006 and later the merged company merged with Good Sam Enterprises in 2011. Even after two merges, Marcus was able to stay as the CEO of the company continuously.
In addition to Camping World, Marcus has worked for several troubled ventures including Rose’s Bakery & Wheat Free Café. The café was about to be closed forever from Christmas Eve of 2012 but Marcus made an investment which made the café reopen.
He continued adding several businesses to his holding company Marcus Lemonis Enterprises LLC. including E-Net IT Group, Little Miss Baker, Amazing Grapes, Betty Lou’s, Dapper Classics, Crumbs Bake Shop, Key West Key Lime Pie Co., Little Miss Baker, Mr. Green Tea, Tonnie’s Minis, ProFit Protein Bars and Sweet Pete’s.
His portfolio includes investment in The Profit: 1-800-Car-Cash and AutoMatch USA which have become successful in the automotive industry. Regarding his television career, Marcus appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice for two episodes where he was found hosting market-related contemporary issues and challenges. He also appeared in one of the episodes of ABC’s Secret Millionaire in 2012.
In 2013, he was featured at the CNBC reality show The Profit where he invested his money to save other small businesses. He invested more than 35 million USD in various businesses featured in the television program. He was also seen in CNBC program The Partner in 2017 where Marcus was looking for a business manager.
Marcus Lemonis is married to Bobbi Raffel whose age is not revealed yet. How did they meet each other and how was the beginning of their love life? The couple met the COTERIE trade show organized in 2016. The couple was there for their own individual businesses and finally was introduced to each other.
The couple started dating each other and finally in2017’s Christmas day, Marcus proposed her in a secret Santa gift. Raffel couldn’t avoid saying yes as she was delighted to receive the proposal. Their marriage took place at Hotel Bel-Air where only a few family and close friends were invited.
Talking about Marcus Lemonis’ past dating life, he was linked to American television personality and writer Bethenny Frankel. However, the duo didn’t confirm their relationship but it is known that Bethenny Frankel was quite impressed by Marcus from his television program The Profit. In one of Frankel’s tweets, she tweeted,
“Couldn’t Sleep. Found @Marcuslemonis on @TheProfitCNBC I like him and his way of doing business.”
Business mogul Marcus Lemonis has a tall height of 1.82 m or close to 6 feet. From his busy schedules, he has allocated a few hours for maintaining a proper diet, nutrition following a workout plan. He looks awesome in a well-stylish fashionable dress and possesses a handsome personality differing from other billionaires.
He is mostly spotted in the suit and black dresses. He has white skin as the businessman is of white ethnicity and keeps his hair short. Through his exercise and diet plan, Marcus has been able to balance his weight according to his height.
Salary and Net worth
The chairman and CEO of Camping World, The House Boardshop, Gander Outdoors and Good Sam Enterprises, Marcus Lemonis has an estimated net worth of $1.785 billion USD. Camping World has recruited more than 7,200 people as its employee and has total assets of 1,563.8 million USD as of 2016’s data.
Likewise, as a CEO of Gander Mountain, more than 5,600 employees are working under him. The billionaire has other numerous investments and projects which have offered him a great return from his portfolio. He is one of the sources of inspiration to young and emerging entrepreneurs who should learn his strategy to get over the competitive advantages.
Wiki and Facts
In addition to his business world, the American billionaire has served as a politician and is known for being a television personality as well. Therefore, his popularity has made Marcus’s profile created in Wikipedia and other popular wiki sites. The profit star Marcus is also active on social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter where he has amassed more than 1.4 million and 600k followers respectively.
Join his Instagram account @marcuslemonis and Twitter @marcuslemonis. It’s worthwhile visiting Marcus Lemonis’ official website www.marcuslemonis.com. From where one can apply for participating in The Profit program.