UNITED STATES — Marcus Lemonis became famous as the multimillionaire businessman and star of CNBC’s most popular reality television show, The Profit, which follows him as he tries to save struggling small businesses across America with capital, elbow grease, and tough love, reported Inc.
But Lemonis’s main gig is as longtime CEO of Camping World, a public company with a $2.2 billion market cap that is currently the largest retailer and service provider of recreational vehicles in the U.S.
Unlike Warren Buffett or Steve Jobs, Lemonis did not amass his fortune by being a genius investor or innovator, but rather by being a great consolidator and negotiator. He’s spent the past five years sniffing out other people’s concepts and then folding them into his portfolio.
Many small-business owners who have appeared on CNBC’s The Profit allege that Marcus Lemonis preys on the very companies he’s claiming to save.
Read the full article titled, “Exclusive: 20 Business Owners Claim There’s a Dark Side to Marcus Lemonis’s Reality TV Show ‘The Profit'” at Inc.