Alexis-DeJoria
Alexis DeJoria | Biography

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  • Full Name Alexis DeJoria
  • Occupation Drag racer, Entrepreneur
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace California, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 24, 1977
  • Age 45 Years, 0 Months
  • Net Worth $100 million (Celebrity Net Worth)
American National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Drag Racer

Alexis DeJoria | Biography

Daughter of American billionaire, John Paul DeJoria

In late 2017, DeJoria announced she was taking an extended time off to spend time with her daughter, Bella. After over two long-year hiatus, in 2020, she came back to Funny Car racing full time. During this period, DeJoria signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer, with branding appearing on her car, driver and crew uniforms, official goods, and across her team’s transport fleet.


Alexis DeJoria is a well-known American drag racer who competes in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Funny Car category.

Short Bio

Born in California on 24 September 1977, Alexis DeJoria is a drag racer who competes in the National Hot Rod Association. At 16, her father took her out in a Vector V12, a limited-edition sports automobile from Northrup-Grumman, where she discovered her passion for racing and speed.

DeJoria belongs on the list of one of the top female drag racers in the country. In addition, she was the second woman to win a national event in the top alcohol division.

DeJoria is one of the few women who have competed in drag racing since Shirley Muldowney, who started as a racer in the late 1950s.

Funny Car and NHRA

She kicked off her racing career in 2005 in Super Gas but then swiftly moved onto Super Comp. After only eight months of her debut, she won the NHRA Sports nationals held in Fontana, California. 

She then competed in Top Alcohol Funny Car Seattle and emerged victorious in 2011. This win secured her nitro license; hence she made her nitro debut later the same year and joined the Kalitta team. 

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She had accomplished a lot between the years 2011-2017. In 2011, she raced at four national events: Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas 2, and Pomona 2. The following year, she set her career-best performance at Reading. 

In 2013, she raced to semifinal efforts at two Las Vegas races. DeJoria was the first female to break the 3-second barrier in Funny Car the subsequent year. In 2015, she reset career-best in elapsed time at Brainerd and career-best speed at Pomona 2. The following year, she set her career-bests in time and speed at Topeka and became the first female to participate in 100 Funny Car events. 

In 2017 she earned the 250th win for women in NHRA Drag Racing. She finished her awe-aspiring career with five Nitro Funny Car victories. DeJoria was also the first female Funny Car driver to record a three-second elapsed time.

What Happened to Alexis DeJoria?

In late 2017, DeJoria announced she was taking an extended time off to spend time with her daughter, Bella. 

After over two long-year hiatus, in 2020, she came back to Funny Car racing full time. During this period, DeJoria signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with ROKiT Phones and ABK Beer, with branding appearing on her car, driver and crew uniforms, official goods, and across her team’s transport fleet.

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Alexis DeJoria posing with her winning Trophy of US Nationals in Indianapolis in 2020 (Photo: Instagram)

Father

Alexis’ father, John Paul DeJoria, is an American billionaire, producer, and actor. He is prominently recognized for his appearance in You don’t mess with the Zohan, Bernie, and Sound of Freedom

Former homeless man turned billionaire; John is also the CEO and co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems(1980) and the co-founder of Patron spirits/Tequila. 

He has been married to Eloise DeJoria since 13 June 1993. They have six children together, Alexis being one of the six. 

Is Alexis DeJoria still Married to Jesse James?

Alexis DeJoria married an American entrepreneur, TV personality, and automotive mechanic, Jesse Gregory James, on 24 March 2013 at her father’s estate. She revealed that her father, John Paul, had introduced the couple. 

But on 17 March 2020, nearly after seven years of marriage, the couple decided to split. James took to Instagram(now-deleted post) to announce their separation where he wrote, “We spent close to seven amazing years together” and further lamented, “Unfortunately at the end of the day our lives were just headed in different directions.” 

He also wished DeJoria the best in her racing and life. Meanwhile, DeJoria hasn’t commented on the split. However, a Dailymail exclusive reported that Jesse James had cheated on his wife with at least 20 women. 

House

In 2017, DeJoria and her dad bought Ocean Lawn, a 24-room estate on the Cliff Walk in Newport, for $11.65 million. Lila Delman Real Estate International announced the news. Melanie Delman, the company's president, offered the property for $18.5 million in early 2016. Later, the price was lowered to $15 million.

The official announcement also had a statement from DeJoria that read: "My father and I invested in this property so all of our family can enjoy it. We appreciate the estate's rich history and plan on retaining its Gilded Age grandeur."

Previously held by Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder, and his wife, Elizabeth Parke Firestone, the property is also known as the Firestone estate. They bought the gated estate in 1952. 

The 16,237 square-foot estate at 51 Cliff Ave., built in 1889, boasts 515 feet of ocean beachfront. In addition, the property has gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a 660-square-foot playhouse, an ocean-facing pool, and garages.

On the inside, it comprises thirteen bedrooms, ten full bathrooms, one-half bathroom, and his-and-hers libraries.

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