After some early stumbles in the beauty industry, John Paul DeJoria teamed with hairstylist Paul Mitchell to start the John Paul Mitchell Systems line of hair-care products. He's now a billionaire.The gig(s): John Paul DeJoria, 67, is co-founder and chief executive of Beverly Hills-based John Paul Mitchell Systems, a 32-year-old hair-care products line that is sold in 87 countries and logs nearly $1 billion in annual sales. The brand includes 110 Paul Mitchell schools in the U.S. DeJoria is also co-founder of the Patron Spirits Co.
There are a lot of interesting things about John Paul DeJoria. Yes, he's the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems, which sells hair products in more than 150,000 beauty salons in 87 countries. Many of us are familiar with his shampoo if not DeJoria himself. But few know about his other ventures. The 68-year-old DeJoria was also founder of more than a dozen other businesses, from Patrón Spirits to the House of Blues to DeJoria Diamonds. And then there's his hardscrabble life.
This is a guest post by billionaire entrepreneur , co-founder, chairman and CEO, John Paul Mitchell Systems and co-founder, chairman of Patron Tequila. In the late 60s and early 70s, Vidal Sassoon revolutionized the professional beauty industry with what was called the ?Sassoon style haircut? and ?wash and wear hair,? which meant that after your ...
The hunger strike and Guantanamo Bay is getting serious. A unsettling account of how it has grown is seen in the following document released by public affairs office at Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba the morning of May 1:
OTTAWA — Chief Theresa Spence expressed joy Friday at news that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has agreed to meet First Nations leaders, but said she won’t end her hunger strike until the meeting actually takes place next Friday.
“I’m just really overjoyed to hear that the Crown, the prime minister and the government, that they’re going to meet with us,” she said. “I’ll still be here on my hunger strike until the actual meeting takes place.”
Reuters -- "Appalachia has fallen from its prime when steel mills and coal mines anchored middle-class communities and offered hope there always would be enough work to go around. In this historically poor region nestled in the misty mountains of the eastern United States, most steel mills shut down long ago and the coal workforce has shrunk by 90 percent in the past 40 years.