Marcus Lemonis to Appear on 'Secret Millionaire'
Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises LLC have announced that Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis will be featured on an episode in the upcoming season of ABC's "Secret Millionaire" this summer, according to a news release.
This will be Lemonis' third philanthropic appearance on television in the past year. Lemonis has also appeared on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" (March 2011) which helped to raise over a million dollars for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. He also appeared in this season's (2012) run of "Celebrity Apprentice." Marcus also made an appeared on Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey."
Lemonis will be returning to his hometown of Miami for the specific episode of "Secret Millionaire" where he will be working with three charity organizations to help provide the resources for them to succeed. As chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam, Lemonis has made significant philanthropic efforts the past few years and was thrilled to be able to give back to his own hometown on ABC's "Secret Millionaire."
Specific details for the Lemonis episode of "Secret Millionaire" will be announced soon by ABC (air date; the specific charities Lemonis worked with, etc.)
"After being a part of 'Celebrity Apprentice' twice and seeing the great things that are done on that show for various charitable organizations, I knew the right fit for me to involved in a show that revolves around helping charities was 'Secret Millionaire,' said Lemonis. "When we had the chance to work with Zodiak (the production company) and ABC for an episode of 'Secret Millionaire' I knew it would be something special and it definitely is."
Each episode of “Secret Millionaire” follows one of America’s most successful business people for a week as they leave the comforts of home behind. They keep their true identities hidden while living in some of the country’s most impoverished neighborhoods. Lemonis will appear later in the season.
Good Sam Enterprises LLC is the parent company of Woodall's Campground Management and www.woodallscm.com.
About Marcus Lemonis
Marcus Lemonis came from a notable beginning. He was abandoned in Beirut, Lebanon, during the chaos of civil war and foreign invasions. At 9 months old, Lemonis was adopted and raised in Miami. He discovered the power of imposing his will at an early age. He liked to create action in people, places and things with the expectation to influence, evolve or improve the original.
As chairman and CEO of Camping World & Good Sam, Lemonis has been recognized as 2007 "Newsmaker of the Year" by RV Business magazine, was named one of Crain's Chicago "40 under 40" in 2005 and the 2008 Ernst & "Young Entrepreneur of the Year."
Lemonis' charisma and drive to succeed have put him among the top leadership in the business world. Lemonis leaves not just an impression but an imprint on everyone he meets and he's never soon to be forgotten. Lemonis has the charisma that few possess. This magic formula is uncommon even among top leadership in the business world. With all his accomplishments, his most rewarding are those involving his charity and community involvement.