Alexis DeJoria is a professional drag racer and is one of the most popular female drag racers in America. She has won several championships and created new records; simply put, this lady is the real-life fast and furious. Additionally, DeJoria is the wife of a reality TV star – Jesse James a. k. a. ‘the guy who cheated on Sandra Bullock’. Find out more about DeJoria here including her net worth as well as her dad who is a self-made billionaire.
Alexis DeJoria Bio (Age)
Alexis DeJoria was born on the 24th of September 1977 in Venice Beach, California. DeJoria fell in love with drag racing when she was 16; this was after a friend took her to the Pomona Drag Strip in California. She became passionate about the sport and desired to make a career out of it. In order to fulfill her ambitions, she left her hometown of Venice Beach and moved to Gainesville, Florida where she attended Frank Howley’s Drag School. Whilst starting out in the world of professional drag racing, DeJoria kept her famous name out of the mix. This was due to her desire to succeed on her own merit and prove herself as a competent driver.
Alexis DeJoria commenced her professional NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) career in 2005 and has since established herself as one of the best female drag racers ever. She has participated in different categories of the sport such as Super Gas, Super Comp, and Top Alcohol/Funny Car, and has recorded two career wins. They include the Sportsman Nationals in Fontana, California in 2005 and the TA/FC national event at the 2011 Northwest Fall Nationals. The California native also recorded a career-best time of 4.032 seconds in Reading in 2012. However, this glory has not come without its costs. Alexis DeJoria once crashed her car while racing in Englishtown, New Jersey in 2009. She lost her brakes and her car over sped the track and landed on its roof.
About Her Father
Alexis DeJoria hails from a large family. Her father’s name is John Paul DeJoria while her mother’s name is Jamie Briggs. Her parents divorced when she was a teen and her dad subsequently remarried a lady named Eloise Broady. This second marriage produced four half-brothers and one half-sister namely John Anthony, Michael, Justin, John Paul II, and Michaelline. The drag racer also has a half-sister named Chloe Briggs from her mother’s second marriage. DeJoria’s dad, John Paul DeJoria, has an inspiring life story. He was born into a poor family in Los Angeles in 1944. He began supporting himself when he was nine and was eventually sent into foster care because his mom couldn’t take care of him.
The senior DeJoria spent two years in the Navy before becoming a door-to-door salesman. He later teamed up with a hairdresser known as Paul Mitchell, and together, they set up John Paul Mitchell Systems in 1980. Initially, they manufactured shampoo which they sold door to door. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into an empire worth $1 billion. They not only manufacture hair care products and styling tools but also run the largest chain of cosmetology and hairstyling schools in the world. John Paul DeJoria has also diversified his investments into tequila and energy and has a net worth of $3.8 billion.
Husband and Children
Alexis DeJoria is married to Jesse James. James is renowned for his expertise in building customized motorcycles and automobiles and was the CEO of West Coast Choppers. His mad skills made him the toast of reality TV and he appeared in shows such as Sons of Guns and Celebrity Apprentice. He has also hosted his own shows including Monster Garage and Jesse James is a Dead Man. DeJoria and James commenced their relationship in September 2012. They did not waste any time in getting hitched as they tied the knot on the 25th of March 2013. The beautiful ceremony took place at the bride’s family estate in Malibu, California.
For the big day, the drag racer wore a traditional white wedding gown with black floral design. The gown was strapless and showcased the beautiful tattoos on her arms. Her husband, on the other hand, wore a standard black suit, white shirt, and a black tie. The ceremony was witnessed by their closest family and friends. DeJoria and her husband do not have any kids together for now. However, she has a daughter, named Bella (b.2003), from a previous relationship. James also has three children from his previous marriages. They are daughters, Chandler and Sunny and son, Eli. All four kids were a big part of their parents’ wedding ceremony.
Alexis DeJoria has a net worth estimated at $100 million. Her wealth stems from her drag racing career as well as other ventures. The California native has dabbled into acting and also hosts a radio program. A significant portion of DeJoria’s wealth undoubtedly comes from what she must have inherited from her family’s fortune. Her family’s fortune is quite substantial and her dad ranks amongst the 100 wealthiest people in the United States of America.