Louis DeJoy

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Louis DeJoy is a businessman and investor from the United States. Moreover, Louis DeJoy is best known as the 75th United States Postmaster General and chief executive officer (CEO) of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Early Life

Louis DeJoy was born on the 20th of June, 1957, in New York City, New York, the United States of America. According to his birth date, DeJoy is 65 years old and holds American nationality.

Likewise, he believes in Christianity and grew up in Brooklyn. Other than that, this man has not yet shared information regarding his early life, parents, siblings, and many more. However, we may presume that DeJoy might have been well raised as a child by his parents.

Education

Talking about his academic career, he studied at Stetson University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in accounting.

Louis DeJoy – Net Worth 2023

This American businessman is a multi-millionaire man. As of 2022, this man has a net worth of $110 million. According to reports, DeJoy and his wife Aldona Wos have assets ranging from $30.1 million to $75.3 million.

It was a controversial topic during his appointment as Postmaster General of the United States in May 2020. He makes a good living as the US Postmaster General and CEO.

Professional Career

Business

After graduating from university, Louis Dejoy became a Certified Public Accountant. He was the CEO of New Breed Logistics in High Point, North Carolina, from 1983 until 2014. He left his post after XPO Logistics bought High Point.

XPO Logistics allegedly paid $615 million for High Point. He then became the CEO of XPO’s North American supply chain division. Moreover, he stepped down from the post in 2015.

In addition, he was then assigned to a strategic role on the board of directors of XPO Logistics. He was a member of the board till 2018. Later, he was appointed president of LDJ Global Strategies.

It is a boutique business established in Greensboro, North Carolina, having interests in real estate, private equity, consulting, and project management. In April 2017, he was named one of the Republican National Committee’s three deputy finance chairs.

In May 2019, he was appointed as the local finance chairman for the scheduled 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Donor and fundraiser for several high-profile Republican Party politicians

He donated to President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, co-chaired Rudy Giuliani’s North Carolina fundraising effort in 2008, and donated a total of $27,700 to Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Moreover, he has given $1.2 million to Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign and the Republican Party since 2016. He is also a member of Elon University’s board of trustees. DeJoy was selected as the 75th Postmaster General and CEO of the United States Postal Service (USPS) by the Board of Governors on May 6, 2020.

However, his selection was controversial since DeJoy and his wife have holdings ranging from $30-1 million to $75.3 million in USPS rivals or contractors such as UPS and transportation business J.B. Hunt.

His selection was contentious due to his political predisposition. He revealed in August 2020 that he had replaced or displaced 23 senior USPS personnel, including the two top executives in charge of day-to-day operations.

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Caption: Louis DeJoy during a meeting (Source: NBC News)

In a letter to postal workers on August 13, 2020, DeJoy verified complaints of mail delivery delays. He termed the delays “unintended consequences” of reforms that will eventually improve service.

Former President Donald Trump confessed on television that he was withholding postal funding to impede mail-in voting. Following the congressional complaints, the USPS inspector general initiated an investigation into DeJoy’s policy changes and compliance with federal ethics regulations.

Other donations and board work

In 2014, DeJoy gave Duke University $747,000 to fund Blue Devil Tower and the DeJoy Family Club near the football stadium. His son got accepted to the school that year and joined the tennis team as a walk-on.

His daughter studied music at Duke as well. Elon University’s board of trustees includes DeJoy.

Awards

As of now, this businessman has not yet earned any major awards or recognition in his career. But he might earn some of them in the following years.

Relationship Status

DeJoy married to Aldona Wos. Moreover, his wife Wos is a Polish-American physician and a former Ambassador to Estonia during the George W. Bush Administration. She has worked as the Vice-Chair of the President’s Commission on the White House Fellowships since 2017.

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Caption: Louis DeJoy with his wife, Aldona Wos (Source: Victims of Communism)

With the marriage, the couple has two kids, a daughter Ania, and a son Andrew. They live in Greensboro, North Carolina’s Irving Park Historic District. In 2005, the pair established the Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation.

Body Measurements

This American businessman stands 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 86 kg. Moreover, DeJoy has brown eyes with greyish-white hair color and there is no other information regarding his other body status.

Louis DeJoy – Social Media

At the moment, this American businessman is not active on any social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.