Quick Info about Louis DeJoy
- Full NameLouis DeJoy
- First NameLouis
- Last NameDeJoy
- Born NameLouis DeJoy
- Birth date20/06/1957
- Birth PlaceBrooklyn
- Height5 feet 8 inch
- Zodiac SignGemini
- ProfessionBusinessman, Entrepreneur, Investor, Fundraiser
- WifeDr. Aldona Wos
- Net Worth$110 million
- ParentsBarry Lineker and Margaret Lineker
Louis DeJoy is an American Businessman and investor who is best known as the 75th United States Postmaster General. He serving as the current chief executive officer (CEO) of the United States Postal service (USPS) since May 2020.
Louis DeJoy’s Childhood
Talking about his early life, DeJoy was born and raised on 20 June 1957 in Brooklyn, New York as the son of Barry Lineker and Margaret Lineker. Any information regarding his siblings is not known yet. His father had a small trucking company that was closed because of bankruptcy. American native Louis DeJoy has excellence in his studies. He has achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting degree from Stetson University in Central Florida. Later on, he became a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the state of Florida.
Career & Success of Louis DeJoy
DeJoy’s professional career started after his graduation. He became a Certified Public Accountant licensed and served as the CEO of High Point which is a North Carolina-based New Breed Logistics. He served there from 1983 to 2014. After his retirement, the Connecticut-based freight transporter XPO Logistics acquired High Point for a reported $615 million. Later on, he served as CEO of XPO’s supply chain business in North America. He retired from that position in the following year. DeJoy was appointed to a strategic role in the XPO logistics board of directors. Moreover, he served on the board of directives until 2018.
Furthermore, he went to become the president of LDJ Global Strategies which is a Greensboro, North Carolina-based boutique firm with interests in real estate, private equity, and project management.
Being a Republican, DeJoy has served as a major donor and fundraiser for a number of high profile Republicans politicians. For instance, he also helped President George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign, Rudolph Giuliani’s North Carolina fundraising campaign in 2008. Another key thing to remember is that he also fundraised $1.2 million and donated to Donald Trump’s 2020 Campaign.
DeJoy was also named as one of three deputy finance chairmen of the Republican National Committee in April 2017. Later on, in May 2019, he became local finance chairman for the 2020 Republican National Convention which got planned for Charlotte, North Carolina. He also served on the Elon University board of trustees. Eventually, on May 6, 2020, the USPS Board of Governors which was selected by Trump and confirmed by the Senate announced DeJoy as the Postmaster General and CEO of USPS. But this appointment to the position came to be controversial. It became controversial just because DeJoy and his wife have assets in USPS competitors or contractors which led to political bias. Later on, he announced his retirement and displaced 23 senior USPS officials. Prior to his appointment, DeJoy is the first postmaster in two decades without experience in the United States Postal Service.
In addition to these, DeJoy has also done lots of donations and board works. He donated $747,000 to Duke University in 2014, funding Blue Devil Tower and DeJoy Family Club at the football stadium.
Wife and Children of Louis DeJoy
DeJoy married Dr. Aldona Wos who is a native of Poland. After completion of his graduation, he knotted with Wos. Who is a pulmonary medicine physician and retired Ambassador to Estonia during the George Bush administration. Since 2017, Wos has also served as a presidential appointee to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council for two terms. The couple is blessed with a twin child named Ania and Andrew DeJoy. They have maintained two homes, one in the Kalorama neighborhood in Washington, D.C. And the other one a 10,900 square-foot mansion next to the Greensboro Country Golf Course in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Net worth of Louis DeJoy
According to the report, DeJoy’s net worth is estimated to be $110 million as of 2021. Louis DeJoy is an Entrepreneur, fundraiser, and investor. Being associated with various income fields, his source of income is from business, investments, and political involvements. However, it is reported that he and his wife have assets between $30.1 million and $75.3 million. He is one of the successful businessmen who turned his father’s failing company into a multi-million dollar logistics company. And earned his fortune from business.
Latest doings & facts
As of now, DeJoy plate up as the board of trustees at Elon University. He resigned after the appointment as the Board of the Governors of the United States Postal service to serve as the 75th United States Postmaster General by August 2020.
Talking about the facts, DeJoy was the first postmaster in two decades without prior experience in the US Postal Service. He was also awarded a medal for entrepreneurial Leadership by Elon University in 2017.