John DeLorean Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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John DeLorean (John Zachary DeLorean)

Last Updated: 31 Dec, 2023 | Views: 418

Age: 80

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Automobile Engineer

Famous For: DeLorean Motor Company

Higher Education: University of Michigan, M.B.A.

John DeLorean Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
06 Jan, 1925 (80 Years 02 Months 13 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

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Died on
19 Mar, 2005

John DeLorean Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

John DeLorean, a well-known American engineer, was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He is well known for founding the "DeLorean Motor Company" and his work at "General Motors." He lived the life of a movie star while designing iconic vehicles like the "Pontiac GTO." However, when his business ran up massive debts, he attempted to save it illegally and was ultimately accused of trafficking cocaine. Even though he was declared "not guilty," his fortune and reputation had already been ruined. However, he is still remembered as a significant but divisive public personality and as the designer of the car later modified and used in the well-known film "Back to the Future."


He received a $14,000 salary offer from Packard Motor Company in 1953.

In 1956, John left Packard and joined GM after spending a lot of time learning from his illustrious boss, Forest McFarland.

DeLorean created numerous patented inventions for the business and was elevated to division head engineer in 1961.

DeLorean, at 40, had become the youngest division chief at GM.

His biggest accomplishment at "Pontiac" was possibly the "Pontiac GTO," the first muscle vehicle ever built.

Additionally, he created the well-known "Pontiac Firebird" and the "Pontiac Grand Prix."

His career took off as he was appointed vice president of all of "General Motors vehicle "'s and truck production.

John founded his own business, the "DeLorean Motor Company," in 1973 after quitting "General Motors."

After defending himself in more than 40 court actions following the demise of the DeLorean Motor Company, DeLorean filed for personal bankruptcy in 1999

Achievements and Awards:

The year before his imprisonment and the demise of his business, DeLorean was featured in a magazine ad for Cutty Sark whisky.

In the 1985 motion picture Back to the Future, which bears DeLorean's name

Unknown Facts:

To memorialize John Z. DeLorean, the DeLorean Museum, located in Humble, Texas, was founded in 2006.

A Netflix documentary titled Myth & Mogul: John Delorean (2021) examines the ascent and decline of the automaker John DeLorean.

John DeLorean Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 175 cm
In Meters 1.75 m
In feet Inches 5'9"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 72 Kg
In Pounds 158 lbs

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Hair Color

John DeLorean Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Zachary DeLorean

Mother's Name
Kathryn Pribak DeLorean

Cristina Ferrare, Kelly Harmon, Elizabeth Higgin, Sally Baldwin

George DeLorean, Charles DeLorean, Jack DeLorean

Zachary DeLorean

Kathryn DeLorean

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