Born in Beirut, Lebanon during a violent civil war and was adopted by a Florida couple at nine months old.
At the age of 12, started a lawn-mowing service to raise funds to open a candy business.
During college, was president of the Student Athletic Committee and organized a clothing drive for the homeless of Milwaukee.
Ran for the Florida House of Representatives and was endorsed by the Miami Herald at the age of 22, but ultimately lost the campaign.
Is CEO and chairman of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises.
Was included in Crain's Chicago Business' list of 40 Under 40 in 2005.
Sponsored the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2007.
In 2008, was named Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year.
In 2015, partnered with Marquette University to raise $1 million by pledging to donate up to $300,000 of his own money.
Has made contributions of both time and money to numerous organizations, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Esperanza Community Services, New Journey's Transitional Home and Lincoln Park Zoo.
Sophia Lemonis — Mother
Leo Lemonis — Father
Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (BA in Political Science, 1995)