John Paul DeJoria – rags to very rich
John Paul was born into a poor home, and when he was nine, he had to sell newspapers to support his family. He eventually was moved into a foster home and became part of one of many street gangs.
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Going aimlessly through life, though, wasn’t in his vision and it wasn’t long until he showed his entrepreneurship side by loaning $700 to begin what became known as the Paul Mitchell line of hair products. Business, it seems, was in his blood! His net worth: $2,6-billion