John Paul DeJoria Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Cars…



John Paul DeJoria (John Paul Jones DeJoria) is a Greek-Italian-American entrepreneur, self-made billionaire and philanthropist best known as the co-founder of the Paul Mitchell haircare line and The Patrón Spirits Company.


Paul DeJoria was born on April 13, 1944 in Echo Park, Los Angeles, United States. He is 78 years old in April 2022.


Paul DeJoria comes from a family of an Italian immigrant father and of a Greek immigrant mother, being the second son. They lived in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. His parents divorced when he was two, and at age nine he started selling Christmas cards and newspapers with his older brother to support his family. He grew up in Atwater Village on Garden Avenue, then in Revere where he attended Atwater Elementary School and John Marshall High School. Later, when his single mother proved unable to provide for the two children, they were sent to a foster home in East Los Angeles.

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Paul DeJoria married his wife Eloise Broady DeJoria in 1993. Eloise is an American business owner, actress, producer, and philanthropist. His business accomplishments include Ultimate Face Professional, Arbor Behavioral Healthcare and Renew Logic. She is involved in many other charitable efforts including Help Clifford Help Kids, The Palmer Drug Abuse Program, The Austin Recovery Center, The Austin Children’s Shelter, Helping Hands, as well as Club 100, Long Center for the Performing Arts, The Paramount Theatre, and The Austin Film Society. The couple have four children.


Paul DeJoria and his wife Eloise have four children, Alexis DeJoria (daughter), John Anthony DeJoria (son), Michaeline DeJoria (daughter), Michael DeJoria (son), Justin DeJoria (son) and John Paul DeJoria II ( son).


Paul DeJoria spent two years in the United States Navy, serving on the USS Hornet, then held a series of jobs including janitor, door-to-door encyclopedia salesman and insurance salesman. He entered the hair care world as an employee of Redken Laboratories where he was fired from that position, he claims over a disagreement over business strategies. In 1980, he formed John Paul Mitchell Systems with hairstylist Paul Mitchell and a $700 loan while living in a 20-year-old Rolls Royce automobile. DeJoria co-founded the company Patrón Spirits in 1989, is also 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 deals in hair and personal care for Animals, and J&D Acquisitions LLC, the parent company of the Larson, Striper, Triumph, Marquis and Carver boat companies, formed with Minneapolis-based investor Irwin L. Jacobs.

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DeJoria has been active in the film industry as an executive producer and actor who made guest appearances as himself, in the 2008 comedy You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, and also in The Big Tease as as fictional John Paul Mitchell. He also made an appearance on the Showtime series Weeds season 2, 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 net worth of $3.1 billion in 2017, he is the 3rd richest “shark” of all time on the show, behind series regular Mark Cuban (net worth in 2017: 3.3 billion dollars) and fellow “guest shark” Sir Richard Branson (2017 net worth: $5.1 billion).

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DeJoria owns the Patrón Tequila Express, a historic private railroad car built in 1927 that was previously used by the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad as car #50. DeJorias purchased the car in 1996 and spent $2 million dollars to renovate it. The wagon is 26 m long and includes three cabins (each with bathroom and shower), a kitchen, a dining room, an observation room and an outdoor terrace. In addition to the mileage charges paid to Amtrak to transport the railcar across the United States, it costs $10,000 per month for the Patrón Tequila Expres’ personnel, maintenance, storage, and insurance.


The current net worth of Paul Dejoria is estimated to be around $2.6 billion.


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