Marcus Lemonis is featured on ABC ‘Secret Millionaire,’ season 3 episode 6 in Miami, Florida; see video and photos. The program will have its broadcast premiere on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Lemonis, who is Chairman & CEO of Camping World & Good Sam, spent a week in rundown areas of Miami.
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The ABC reality TV series Secret Millionaire chronicles the experiences of millionaires — many of them self-made millionaires, business owners and entrepreneurs — as they devote a full week in which they live in an impoverished area of the U.S., in housing typical of the neighborhood and the equivalent of a week’s welfare wages, generally under $50. They seek out the local charities and service organizations who strive to make a difference and devote their time a volunteers. At the end of the episode, these millionaires reveal their true identities and give generously to those with whom they have worked.
The season 3 episode 6 focuses on Marcus Lemonis, who is, as noted, Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam. Camping World is a retailer of RVs and camping accessories, and the Good Sam is an organization for owners of RVs, supplying a wealth of resources to support the RV and camping lifestyle. Among the charities Lemonis worked with during the week was NVEEE (National Voices for Equality Education & Enlightenment) which offers help to bullied teens and children through a mentoring program.
He said of his experience on the show:
“Secret Millionaire reflects perfectly the Good Sam philosophy of giving back where it’s needed,” said Lemonis of his life-changing experience on the show. “Good Sam was founded back in 1966, loosely based on the story of the Good Samaritan who went out of his way to help a fellow traveler,” he said. “This show provided me personally a great opportunity to help others in my hometown community.”
An overview of Secret Millionaire, with episode guide, synopsis, pictures, video clips and on demand free full episode replay video of the series are at the official Web site: click here. You will also find the official Marcus Lemonis biography and background; in brief, he was born and abandoned in Beirut, Lebanon during the civil war. He was adopted and brought to the U.S. as a baby, and grew up in Miami, Florida and has thus risen from humble beginnings to become a successful business executive.
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