John Lee Dumas

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John Lee Dumas
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OccupationEntrepreneur, Author, Podcaster
Known forEOFire

John Lee Dumas is an American entrepreneur and podcaster based in Puerto Rico. He is the founder and host of Entrepreneurs on Fire, a business podcast where he interviews successful entrepreneurs.[1]

Early life[edit]

Dumas was born and raised in Maine. He graduated from Providence College on an Army ROTC scholarship in 2002. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.[2] After a 13-month tour of duty in Iraq as an Armor Platoon Leader, Dumas completed his service to the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge in 2010.[3]


Upon leaving the U.S. Army, Dumas enrolled at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island. Dropping out after one semester, Dumas took a job in corporate finance at John Hancock in Boston. Later, he went to New York City, where he worked for a technology startup until departing to San Diego in 2009.[4][5]

In San Diego, Dumas began a career in real estate. Upon a friend's suggestion, he began listening to podcasts in order to pass the time during his long drives. He started listening to NPR, while exploring other shows such as Pat Flynn's Smart Passive Income and Cliff Ravenscraft’s Podcast Answer Man.[6]

After moving back to Maine in mid-2011 to pursue a career in Commercial Real Estate, Dumas thought of starting a different venture. He realized none of his favorite Podcasts offered daily content. This gave him the idea of starting his own podcast. He developed the concept of a daily podcast that would feature the story of successful entrepreneurs. He named it Entrepreneurs On Fire.[4]

EOFire launched September 22, 2012. As his subscribers grew, he published Podcast Launch in the Amazon bookstore. Podcast Launch is a guide of the exact steps he took to launch Entrepreneurs On Fire. In 2013, Dumas launched Podcasters’ Paradise, a community of podcasters.[4]

EOFire has featured several entrepreneurs including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin, Gary Vaynerchuk, Barbara Corcoran, Tim Ferriss, and Brian Tracy.[7] The show was named Best of iTunes in 2013. EOFire generates 7 figures in revenue annually and Dumas continues to openly share his income breakdown in a monthly report on his site, verified by a CPA.[8]


  1. ^ "John Lee Dumas: How Leaders Can Set The Right Goals".
  2. ^ "SPI 097: John Lee Dumas on his 6-Figure Month, Facebook Webinar Strategy and Adding Sponsors to Your Show".
  3. ^ "Finding Your Entrepreneurial Moment With John Lee Dumas".
  4. ^ a b c "How To Podcast For Profit ($2M Sales In Year 2) With Entrepreneur On Fire John Dumas".
  5. ^ "Agents of Change - Rich Brooks & John Lee Dumas".
  6. ^ "How The Creator Of A 7-Figure Podcasting Business Teaches Others To Build Their Winning Ventures".
  8. ^ "Starting a podcast for people who don't want their lives taken over by podcasting".