No Silver Spoons
Marcus’s birth mother left him on the steps of a Lebanese orphanage when he was just four days old. He lived there until he was nine months old. At that point, Sophia and Leo Lemonis adopted Marcus and took him to Miami, Florida. They raised him in a loving and encouraging household. Their influence had a major impact on how Marcus conducts himself in business and life in general.
At the early age of 12, he started a lawn service business. He then rolled that success into a candy-selling business. It was clear from an early age, that Marcus had a knack for business and entrepreneurial tendencies. He graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami. After graduating he attended Marquette University in Wisconsin where he studied Political Science, Criminology, and Economics.