John Lee Dumas

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John Lee Dumas
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John Lee Dumas

Maine, U.S
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationProvidence College
OccupationPodcaster, entrepreneur
Known forEntrepreneurs on Fire!
Notable work
The Freedom Journal,
The Mastery Journal
The Podcast Journal
The 100-Day Goal Journal

John Lee Dumas is an American podcaster, internet personality and entrepreneur.[1][2][3] He is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire!.[4][5] John Lee Dumas is widely regarded as one of the best viral entrepreneur podcasters in the United States,[6] who started his entrepreneurial career in 2012 and until 2019, has generated over $16 Million in revenue through his podcasts.[7][8]

Early life and education

John Lee Dumas was born and raised in Maine, United States. He went to Massabesic High School and then, went to Providence College on an ROTC scholarship to get his Bachelors of Arts degree in 2002. After graduating, he was commissioned in the US Army as an officer. During his 4 years of active duty, he served 18 months in Iraq. At the age of 23, Dumas became the Armor Platoon leader and was responsible for men and tanks. After that, he served 4 years in the Army Reserves and went on to become a civilian at the age of 26.


After serving in the army, John Lee Dumas struggled to find his next goal. He tried his hand at Law school and dropped out in the first semester. Later he joined John Hancock Life Insurance company in Boston. After working for two years with the organization, he decided to quit and took a commercial real estate job, which too, didn’t last more than a year.[9][10]


After spending a lot of time in his car, commuting during the jobs and having no interest in radio, John Lee Dumas started listening to podcast interviews and instantly fell in love with their free and inspiring content.[11][12][13]

At the age of 32, John Lee Dumas decided to start his own podcast. The distinguishing feature of his podcast was that it was a 7-day-per-week podcast where he interviewed several successful entrepreneurs. Despite not generating any revenue for the first nine months, he still remained confident and loyal to his listeners and his work.[14] Only after the ninth month, since earning his first profit, it has grown and generated over $16 million in revenue with more than 1 Million monthly listeners.[15] As of 2019, his podcast has done more than 2000 episodes.[16][17][18][19]

Other ventures

After the success of his podcast, Dumas has started a free Podcaster course which teaches everything one needs to know to start their own podcast.[20][21]


John Lee Dumas has also authored below books.

  • Dumas, John Lee (2016-01-01). The Freedom Journal: Accomplish Your #1 Goal in 100 Days!. EntrepreneurOnFire. ISBN 978-0-9962340-0-9.
  • Dumas, John Lee (2018-09-18). The 100-Day Goal Journal: Accomplish What Matters to You. Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated. ISBN 978-1-4549-3074-7.
  • Dumas, John Lee (2016-09-30). The Mastery Journal: Master Productivity, Discipline and Focus in 100 Days!. EntrepreneurOnFire. ISBN 978-0-9962340-1-6.
  • Dumas, John Lee (2018-06-15). The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days. EntrepreneurOnFire. ISBN 978-0-9962340-2-3.

In the media



  1. Schroeder, Jules. "3 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs To Advance Their Career In 2017". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  2. Gunderson, Garrett. "This Man Discovered The #1 Success Secret After Interviewing 1,500 Entrepreneurs". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  3. Hart, Brian (2017-11-14). "8 Best Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow in 2018". Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  4. Schawbel, Dan. "John Lee Dumas: How Leaders Can Set The Right Goals". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  5. Atkinson, Jenna (2016-01-05). "How to Achieve Your No. 1 Goal in Just 100 Days". SUCCESS. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  6. Patel, Sujan (2014-11-20). "The 8 Best Podcasts For Business-Savvy Listeners". Fast Company. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  7. Siu, Eric (2015-09-29). "4 Strategies the 'Entrepreneur on Fire' Used to Build a $250K a Month Podcast". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  8. Caprino, Kathy. "How The Creator Of A 7-Figure Podcasting Business Teaches Others To Build Their Winning Ventures". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  9. "John Lee Dumas talks about getting more people to listen to your podcast". Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  10. Patel, Sujan (2015-09-29). "The Smartest Entrepreneurs Are Listening to These 10 Podcasts". Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  11. Feld, Dan (2014-12-31). "How 5 Gen Y'ers Went From Uncertainty to Success". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  12. Conner, Cheryl. "How To Podcast For Profit ($2M Sales In Year 2) With Entrepreneur On Fire John Dumas". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  13. Hayes, Deacon (16 October 2015). "7 Ways to Increase Your Income in Your Pajama". U.S. News & World Report.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  14. Pozin, Ilya (2017-09-29). "10 Podcasts That Will Help Entrepreneurs Thrive in Their Industries". Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  15. Jarvis, Paul (2015-11-01). "Starting a podcast for people who don't want their lives taken over by podcasting". The Next Web. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  16. Conner, Cheryl. "The 7 (New) Habits Of Effective Entrepreneurs". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  17. Nastor, Jon (2016-01-28). "How to Accomplish Your No. 1 Goal in Just 100 Days". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  18. Brustein, Darrah. "Stuck In A Comparison Trap? Here's How To Get Out". Forbes. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  19. "John Lee Dumas talks about getting more people to listen to your podcast". Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  20. "SPI 097 : John Lee Dumas on his 6-Figure Month, High Converting Facebook to Webinar Strategy and Adding Sponsors to Your Show". Smart Passive Income. Retrieved 2020-01-15.
  21. Chan, Jonathan; Foundr, ContributorContent Crafter at (2016-01-05). "Finding Your Entrepreneurial Moment With John Lee Dumas". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-01-15. {{cite web}}: |first2= has generic name (help)