John Paul DeJoria

About John Paul DeJoria

Birth Day: April 13, 1944
Birth Place: Los Angeles, United States, United States
Birth Sign: Taurus
Years active: 1980–present
Known for: John Paul Mitchell Systems
Spouse(s): Eloise Broady (m. 1993)
Children: 4, including Alexis DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria Net Worth

John Paul DeJoria was bornon April 13, 1944 in Los Angeles, United States, United States. John Paul DeJoria is the founder of tequila maker Patrón Spirits Co. and cofounder of hair care company John Paul Mitchell Systems. He slept in his car and sold shampoo door-to-door before he teamed up with Paul Mitchell in 1980 and turned $700 into John Paul Mitchell Systems. In 1989 DeJoria and partner Martin Crowley acquired a stake in boutique tequila maker Patrón and have grown it to sales of more than $800 million. DeJoria also has interests in a range of industries, including life sciences and telecom.
John Paul DeJoria is a member of Fashion and Retail

💰 Net worth: $3.3 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2009 $4 Billion
2010 $4.2 Billion
2011 $4 Billion
2012 $4 Billion
2013 $4 Billion
2014 $2.8 Billion
2015 $2.8 Billion
2016 $3.1 Billion
2017 $3.1 Billion
2018 $3.39 Billion

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Famous Quotes:

Success unshared is failure.

Biography/Timeline

1944

John Paul Jones DeJoria was born the second son of an Italian immigrant Father and a Greek immigrant mother on April 13, 1944 in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. His parents divorced by the time he was two years old, and at nine he began selling Christmas cards and newspapers with his older brother to support his family. He grew up in Atwater Village on Garden Avenue and then Revere. He attended Atwater Elementary School and John Marshall High School. When his single mother proved unable to support both children, they were sent to an East Los Angeles foster home.

1966

In 1966, when he was 22, his then wife abandoned DeJoria and their two-year-old son. She secretly took the rent money from months past and the only car they owned. Two days after she left, DeJoria and his son were evicted from their apartment for nonpayment and forced to live on the street. This was the first, but not the only time, DeJoria became homeless.

1980

DeJoria entered the world of hair care as an employee of Redken Laboratories. He was fired from this position, he claims over a disagreement on Business strategies. In 1980, he formed John Paul Mitchell Systems with hairdresser Paul Mitchell and a loan for $700 and while living in a 20-year-old Rolls Royce automobile.

1989

DeJoria co-founded the Patrón Spirits Company in 1989, is a founding partner of the House of Blues nightclub chain, and has interests in Madagascar Oil Ltd., Pyrat Rum, Smokey Mountain Bison Farm, llc, Ultimat Vodka, Solar Utility, Sun King Solar, Touchstone Natural Gas, Three Star Energy, Diamond Audio, a Harley-Davidson dealership, a Diamond company (DeJoria), mobile Technology developer ROK AMERICAS, the John Paul Pet Company which does hair and personal grooming for animals, and J&D Acquisitions LLC, the parent company for the Larson, Striper, Triumph, Marquis and Carver boat companies formed with Minneapolis-based investor Irwin L. Jacobs.

2007

In 2007, a documentary named “Good Fortune” was released depicting the struggle and philanthropic work of DeJoria which later won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at Sundance.

2008

DeJoria is a supporter of Food4Africa, Mineseeker, and Blazer House. In 2008, DeJoria traveled to sub-Saharan Africa to join Nelson Mandela in his efforts to help feed over 17,000 orphaned children through Food4Africa. In the same year his company Paul Mitchell helped provide over 400,000 life-saving meals for the children. Dejoria is a co-creator of Grow Appalachia, an organization begun in 2009 which helps promote healthy food and teaching farming skills.

2012

In 2012, using a video, he showed his support for Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, when Watson was detained in Germany for interfering with shark finning operations.[1]

2013

DeJoria has been active in the film industry as an executive Producer and actor. He made a cameo appearance as himself, in the 2008 comedy You Don't Mess with the Zohan, and also in The Big Tease as the fictional John Paul Mitchell. DeJoria also made a cameo appearance in the Showtime series Weeds season 2. He narrated and appeared in television commercials for Patron in November 2011. He appeared on the November 1, 2013, broadcast of the ABC reality series Shark Tank as a guest investor, replacing series regular Robert Herjavec. With a 2017 net worth of US $3.1 billion, he is the 3rd richest "shark" of all time on the show, behind series regular Mark Cuban (2017 net worth: US $3.3 billion) and fellow "guest shark" Sir Richard Branson (2017 net worth: US $5.1 billion).