Joe Shoen

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Joe Shoen
Edward Joseph Shoen

(1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 73)
Alma materHarvard University
Occupation(s)Chairman, AMERCO
SpouseSylvia Shoen
ChildrenSamuel Shoen
Stuart Shoen
Parent(s)Anna Mary Carty
Leonard Shoen
RelativesMark Shoen (brother)
WebsiteU-Haul International

Edward Joseph Shoen (born March 28, 1949) is an American businessman. He is the president, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of AMERCO, the holding company of U-Haul International.

Early life[edit]

Joe Shoen is the son of the U-Haul founder Leonard Shoen. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds an MBA from Harvard University.[1] In December 2013, he was estimated to have a net worth of $767 million.[2]


In May 2015, Bloomberg reported that Amerco's surging stock price made Shoen a billionaire, joining his brother, Mark.[3] As of August 2016, Joe Shoen was estimated to have a net worth of USD $1.25 billion.[4]


  • A Noble Function: How U-Haul Moved America by Luke Krueger (Barricade Books, 2007); ISBN 1-56980-329-3