Success Story of John Paul Dejoria

John Paul Dejoria was born in 1944 in Los Angeles, California. His parents got divorced when he was just 2 years old. At 9 he started selling Christmas cards and Newspaper on the streets to support his family. When his single mother proved unable to support both children, they were sent to a foster home. 

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John Paul Dejoria

As a teenager, he became a member of a street gang but soon changed his ways after his math teacher told him that he would never succeed in life. Nonetheless he graduated from high school when he was 18 years old. When he was 22, his then wife abandoned him and her two year old son. She cheated on him and took all the rent money from months past and took the only car they owned. This was the first time in his life that dejoria was practically homeless. 

He spent two years in US Navy. After that, he did many low level jobs to make both ends meet. He was a janitor, a door to door encyclopedia salesman and an insurance salesman. His life took a postive turn when he entered the world of hair care as an employee of redken laboratories. He was fired from this position because of disagreement on their business strategies. But he had earned good experience from that job.

 In 1980, when he was 36 years old, he took a loan of 700$ and invested it in cofounding the John Paul Mitchell Systems with hairdresser paul Mitchell. At that time he did not have a home and was living in a 20 year old Rolls Royce automobile. John Paul mitchell systems was a huge success for him. It changed his life foreever. Soon it became a million dollar business company.

 Today the net worth of John paul Dejoria is 2.6 billion dollars. He is active in the film industry as an executive producer and as an actor and he has invested in numerous businesses worldwide. One of the famous quotes of Dejoria is: 
" Success is how well you do what you do when nobody else is looking"

Thats the story of john paul dejoria who became homeless to billionaire through preserverance and hard work. He is a great inspiration to millions around he world.

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