13 CEO’s With Long Hair

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Back in the day if you had long hair your elders would often tell you, “cut your hair” and “get a job”. In today’s world when you’re on the hunt for a job and your employer offers you a job, often times they will require you to cut your hair or shave your facial hair.

The following are 13 Long Haired CEO’s that went against the grain, and sort of have that “long hair don’t care” attitude:

1. John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile – a mobile communications company. Legere is a very laid back, jeans and sneakers kind of guy. He’s also known for having no filter, and being very outspoken.

  • Age: 57
  • Salary: $1.5 million
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Hairstyle: Shoulder length, swept back
CEO John Legere of T-Mobile rocking the long salt n' pepper hair

CEO John Legere of T-Mobile rocking the long salt n’ pepper hair

2. Sir Richard Branson, founder and former CEO (now chairman) of Virgin Group Ltd. – a British multinational branded venture capital conglomerate.

  • Age: 65
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $5 Billion (2015 Forbes)
  • Hairstyle: White/gray shoulder length hair
Sir Richard Branson and his long thick gray flow

Sir Richard Branson and his long thick gray flow

3. Willie Roberston, CEO of Duck Commander – a duck calling & hunting merchandise company. Robertson is best known for his appearances on the A&E reality TV series, Duck Dynasty.

  • Age: 43
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $20 Million (celebritynetworth.com)
  • Hairstyle: Long brown hair and beard, tied up by a rolled up bandana
Redneck CEO Willie Robertson

Redneck Millionaire CEO Willie Robertson

4. Dan Price, CEO of Gravity Payments – a Seattle-WA based credit card processing company. Price has recently been in the media spotlight for being a very generous, selfless CEO that took a $930,000 pay-cut and increased the minimum wage at $70,000 for his employees.

  • Age: 29
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $3 Million (2015 NY Times estimate)
  • Hairstyle: long brown hair tucked behind ears
Long Haired CEO Dani Price

Long Haired CEO Dan Price

5. John Paul DeJoria, cofounder and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems – a hair care products and styling tools company. DeJoria, a twice homeless, now turned billionaire is a great example of a rags-to-riches tale. He is also the owner of Patrón Spirits.

  • Age: 71
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $3 Billion (2015 Forbes)
  • Hairstyle: Ponytail
Billionaire John Paul DeJoria with his signature ponytail

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria with his signature ponytail

6. Chris DeWolfe, cofounder and CEO of SNG Games – a mobile games company. DeWolfe was also former cofounder and CEO of Myspace.com.

  • Age: 49
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $50 million (celebritynetworth.com)
  • Hairstyle: Salt n’ pepper medium/long hair swept back.
Former Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe

Former Myspace CEO Chris DeWolfe

7. Jonathan I. Schwartz, co-founder, president, and CEO of CareZone – a caregiving site/app . Schwartz was also the former CEO of Sun Microsystems a Forbes 500 company. Interestingly enough he is rumored to be the first long haired CEO of a fortune 500 company.

  • Age: 50
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Hairstyle: Ponytail
CEO Jonathan Schwartz

CareZone CEO Jonathan Schwartz

8. Alan Peltier, CEO of HRE Performance Wheels – a high-end racing wheel manufacturer.

Alan Pelter CEO of HRE

Alan Pelter CEO of HRE

9. Donald Trump, President CEO of Trump Organization Inc – an American limited liability conglomerate.

  • Age: 69
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $4 Billion (2015 Forbes)
  • Hairstyle: Unsure, but totally original.  We’ll call it “The Trump”
Presidential hopeful Donald Trump

Presidential hopeful Donald Trump

10. Jay Penske, founder, chairman, and CEO of PMC – a leading digital media and publishing company. Jay is the son of NASCAR driver Roger Penske.

  • Age: 36
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $200 Million (celebritynetworth.com)
  • Hairstyle: Slicked back medium hair
CEO of PMC Jay

CEO of PMC Jay Penske

11. Chad Hurley, founder and CEO of MixBit – a mobile video sharing app. Hurley was notably the cofounder and former CEO of Youtube.

  • Age: 38
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: $400 Million (celebritynetworth.com)
  • Hairstyle: Long straight brown hair
Former Youtube CEO Chad Hurley

Former Youtube CEO Chad Hurley

12. Josh Williams, founder and CEO of the Last Guide Company – a local mobile discovery app. Williams was also the former CEO of Gowalla, a geo social app, much like four square.

  • Age: 35
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Hairstyle: Long shaggy hair
CEO Josh Williams

CEO Josh Williams

13. Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation.com – an online reputation management company.

  • Age: 37
  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Hairstyle: Layer medium/long shoulder length hair
Reputation.com CEO Michael Fertlik

Reputation.com CEO Michael Fertlik

 

This makes me wonder if the employees at these particular companies are required or are urged to keep their hair shorter. If they are, but their CEO has long locks, doesn’t that make them hypocrites? Should CEO’s have special privileges? Also check out our post titled, Will having long hair hurt me in the workplace?

 

 

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