John Lee Dumas
Seven years ago he had never done an interview. Today, he makes millions doing them.
At 32 years old, John Lee Dumas took a risk. A big one. He quit a career in commercial real estate to start a podcast. He had no idea how he would find an audience and—once he did—he had no idea how he would make money from them. Seven years and $15 million dollars in revenue later, it’s safe to say he figured it out. With more than 2,000 interviews with entrepreneurs, several books, and dozens of online courses to help others follow in his footsteps, John Lee Dumas is charting territory in the podcasting world that has never been charted before. And he’s bringing as many people along with him as he can.
“I had no skills. I had never acquired the skills that it takes to actually interview somebody or to setup a podcast or to edit audio or to add intros and outros. But I really look to the quote by Martin Luther King—which I think is so key—’You don’t have to see the whole staircase to take the first step.’
We life in a world where education is just a keystroke away. Anything you want to learn, you can become skillful at. I could become an expert in almost anything…in a weekend. By just sitting down and learning from the content they’ve put out through courses and videos.”
John Lee Dumas is the host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, an award winning podcast where he interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs every Monday and drops value bombs every Thursday. With over 2000 episodes, 1.3 million listens every month, and seven-figures of annual revenue, JLD is just getting started.