John Paul DeJoria

Founder/CEO of Paul Mitchell Systems + Patron Spirits
When John was fired from his position at Redken in 1980, he formed John Paul Mitchell Systems on a loan for $700. Living in his car as a single parent with his 2-year-old son, John Paul was determined to be successful. In less than 5 years, his brand expanded to global markets and is now an industry icon- setting his personal net worth at $3 billion. John Paul is also the founder of popular tequila, Patron.