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John Paul DeJoria, billionaire co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair-care brand, shares his 'Good Fortune' and more

John Paul DeJoria, billionaire co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair-care brand, shares his 'Good Fortune' and more

Sitting at his desk in his high-rise Century City office last month, John Paul DeJoria, the billionaire beauty entrepreneur and philanthropist, said he never thought he’d want to be the subject of a film.

Not, at least, until filmmakers Josh Tickell and his wife Rebecca Harrell Tickell floated the idea past him.

“I wanted it to be honest,” said DeJoria, 73, co-founder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care empire, adding that he previously turned down other offers to tell his story. “I wanted it to show that America still works … that you can come from absolutely nothing but still go after what you want and do something good along the way.”

The Tickells have known DeJoria, who’s...

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