Jon Huntsman was born on 26th March 1960 in the United States of America. He was an American businessman and politician, diplomat and also served as the 16th governor of Utah from the year 2005-2009. He was also the ambassador of the united states to Singapore from 1992-1993, and also to China from the year 2009-2011. He was a member of the Republicans and was able to serve in five administrations of US presidents.
In 2012, he was a presidential nominee candidate for the Republican Party. He was also the CEO of a family-owned business Huntsman corporation and was also the chairman of the Huntsman cancer foundation. He then became the ambassador of the United States to Russia in 2017. Let us now take a look at the net worth of Jon Huntsman Jr in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jon Huntsman was born in Redwood City in California. His parents are Jon Huntsman Sr. and Karen Huntsman, who was the daughter of Apostle David B. Haight of the LDS church. His father was a billionaire and also a businessman. He founded the Huntsman Corporation. He has eight brothers and sisters. He went to Utah University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon Huntsman Jr. married Mary Kane Cooper, and they had seven children: Abigail, Elizabeth, Mary Anne, Jon III, Gracie Mei, as Bharati and William. Thy adopted some of them from China and India.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Huntsman served as the deputy assistant in the international trade administration, and also deputy assistant secretary of commerce. President Bush appointed him as the ambassador of the United States to Singapore, and it was unanimously accepted by the Senate. Like other members of the billionaire clans, Huntsman has been involved in his family business, Huntsman Corporation. He grew the company to have branches in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, Singapore, Middle East, etc.
President Obama appointed him to become the ambassador of the United States in China. He was a board member of the chevron corp. caterpillar Inc., ford motor company and Hilton worldwide holdings.
Net Worth & Earnings
Jon Huntsman has a net worth of $1 billion. He was able to change huntsman corp. From just a fast food container supplier company into becoming the largest chemical company in America through acquisitions.
He is the founder and also the chairman of Jon Huntsman oversee charitable foundation that has a view of making life good for most families around the world. His foundations have now contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable reasons around the world. Jon Huntsman and his wife Karen have donated more than $350 million to help in the establishment and funding the Huntsman cancer institute and hospital.
When he was beginning his career, he was a promising candidate because he had foreign policy experience, his moderate position in social issues and fiscal conservatism. He was once even called a potential Republican president by the time magazine. Unfortunately, he did not get much momentum in his bid for the nomination. He could not get the support of the religious right.