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John Paul DeJoria

CEO and Co-Founder, John Paul Mitchell Systems

John Paul DeJoria is the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, today the largest privately held salon hair care line, and Patron Spirits Company, along with a number of other business ventures. He is a first- generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and pillar of the business community. Once homeless, he has struggled against the odds to achieve success, launching multiple global enterprises, while always supporting his motto, “Success Unshared is Failure.”

In 2011, he signed Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s “The Giving Pledge” as a formal promise to continue giving back. He dedicates a significant portion of his wealth to a variety of environmentalist and humanitarian causes.

John Paul has been profiled for his corporate and philanthropic initiatives across a multitude of media outlets including 20/20, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and Fox, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, CNBC and NBC, and recently appeared as a mentor for budding entrepreneurs via a guest shark appearance on Shark Tank.