Jose Arredondo Biography – Jose Arredondo Wiki
Jose Arredondo is the Bakersfield car dealer who was found dead in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California on July 16, 2019.
According to Jose Arredondo’s Family Motors website, Jose Arredondo was born in a village called Cualcoman, in the Mexican state of Michoacan. When he was 12, half of the Arredondo family moved to the United States to find work. Arredondo’s father, Fidel, and his siblings traveled from Michoacan to Tijuana. They waited for months before they could finally cross into the U.S. Jose and his younger siblings stayed behind.
Jose and his brothers and sisters tried five times to cross the border before they finally succeeded. They trudged through the desert the entire night to avoid the Border Patrol.
Jose attended junior high school in Saugus, and high school in the San Fernando Valley. He dropped out of school to help support his family.
In 1977 he started washing cars at a Mission Hills dealership to help his mother, Maria de Jesus Lopez Arredondo. At 17 he made $325 every two weeks. His attitude was so upbeat that he was given the chance to sell cars on weekends.
During the first month, he sold 12 automobiles. He made $4,000 despite the fact that his English was so poor. He spent much of the time gesturing with his hands. After that he became a full-time salesman.
Arredondo saved his money and purchased various properties. He made improvements and then sold them. In 1990 he purchased an auto-body shop and a convenience store in Los Angeles. He stayed there for three years.
In 1993 he heard about a car lot that was losing money at the Auto Mall in Bakersfield. He had never been to Kern County before. He traveled there and inspected the lot. He bought it and the 5-acre Family Motors lot now holds 250 to 300 cars. Since 1993 Jose has expanded his dealership group by adding TaftFamily Motors, Family Used Cars, Delano Family Motors, Delano Family Motors Hyundai, Fillmore Family Motors, and Santa Paula Family Motors. He also owns a real estate agency (Family Realty) a golf range (Jose’s Golf Range & Pro Shop) plus a state-of-the-art auto, body, and paint shop( Family Motors Auto Body And Paint).
Jose Arredondo Age
He was 58 years old.
Jose Arredondo Family
Jose Arredondo was the son of hi’s father, Fidel and his mother, Maria de Jesus Lopez Arredondo. He was the fourth of 11 children.
Jose Arredondo Wife
Jose Arredondo was married to his wife, Kim Kyung-ju.
Jose Arredondo Children
Jose Arredondo had a daughter Mariana and a son Samuel Kim. Samuel was a former member of the K-Pop duo 1Punch in 2015 and was featured in the reality television series Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017. That same year, Samuel made his solo debut with the song, “Sixteen.”
Jose Arredondo Bakersfield Killed
Jose Arredondo was killed in an apparent homicide in Baja Sur, Mexico. Authorities in Baja Sur, the Mexican state that includes La Paz and Cabo San Lucas, told The Associated Press that Arredondo had died from blunt-force trauma.
Jose Arredondo Death – Jose Arredondo Bakersfield Death
Jose Arredondo was found dead in Cabo San Lucas in Baja California on July 16, 2019. Following Arredondo’s death, Reverend James Ranger of the New Life Church told Bakersfield.com that Arredondo was “the real deal.” Rev. Ranger said that over the years, Arredondo had donated brand new cars to church to auction off for charity. The reverend said Arredondo was “tough as nails but he had a beautiful heart.”
The chief operations officers for Motor City Buick GMC and Motor City Lexus of Bakersfield, John Pitre, said of Arredondo, “He was a valuable member of our community and we’re certainly going to miss him,” Pitre said. “We’re certainly in mourning and we’ll say a prayer for him.”
Jose Arredondo Drugs
Gossip about alleged drug connections had followed Arredondo for years, but he was never charged. Arredondo addressed the rumors in a 2006 interview with The Californian.
“I don’t understand why people have so much focus on me instead of worrying about their stuff,” he said at that time. “People think, ‘Hey, wait a minute. This cannot be real. He must be dealing or doing things. How can he be so generous?'”
Billy Faeth, a former professional golfer who worked for Arredondo, told The Californian in that 2006 article that when he took the job, friends and family asked if he’d be laundering money for Arredondo.
“Everything I’ve heard is completely unfounded and, to be honest, it gets me very upset — not because I work for him, but because he’s a friend,” Faeth said.
Arredondo’s pastor, the Rev. James Ranger, told The Californian he’d had long conversations with Arredondo about the gossip and the businessman strongly believed the rumors were started by people jealous of his professional success.
Jose Arredondo Bakersfield Net Worth – Jose Arredondo Net Worth
Information about Jose Arredondo’s net worth is being updated.