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Joe Shoen

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Joe Shoen
Born (1949-03-28) March 28, 1949 (age 75)
Alma materCollege of the Holy Cross (BA)
Harvard University (MBA)
Arizona State University (JD)
TitleChairman of AMERCO
President and CEO of U-Haul
RelativesMark Shoen (brother)

Edward Joseph Shoen (born March 28, 1949) is an American billionaire businessman and lawyer. He is the president, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of U-Haul Holding Company, the holding company of U-Haul International. His efforts managing U-Haul have been credited with the company's expansion in the self-moving business.[1]

As of August 2023, Shoen was estimated to have a net worth of $4.1 billion.[2]

Early life and education


Joe Shoen is the third son of U-Haul founder Leonard Shoen.[3] He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended the College of the Holy Cross, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and then received a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Harvard Business School.[4] He wrote his thesis at Harvard on self-storage businesses.[2]

Immediately after graduating from Harvard, Shoen became a member of the executive board of U-Haul.[1] He quit briefly in 1978 and attended the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree in 1981.[5][1]

Personal life


As of 2017, Shoen lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Sylvia, and two sons: Carty and Joseph.[6]


  • Krueger, Luke (2007). A Noble Function: How U-Haul Moved America. Barricade Books. ISBN 978-1-56980-329-5.


  1. ^ a b c Kroll, Luisa (February 10, 2016). "Inside U-Haul's Rollercoaster Ride From Nastiest Family Feud To Market Dominance". Forbes. Retrieved 2024-02-05.
  2. ^ a b "E. Joe Shoen". forbes.com. 2023-08-08. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
  3. ^ Miller, Alan C.; Levin, Myron (2007-06-24). "Making his point, at 80 mph". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2024-03-23.
  4. ^ "History of AMERCO – FundingUniverse".
  5. ^ "Notable and famous alumni | Arizona State University". www.asu.edu. Retrieved 2024-02-05.
  6. ^ "2017 Executive of the Year | W. P. Carey News". news.wpcarey.asu.edu. Retrieved 2024-02-05.