|Jon Huntsman, Jr.
|Real Name/Full Name:
|Jon Meade Huntsman Jr.
|63 years old
|26 March 1960
|Redwood City, California, United States
|Mary Kaye Huntsman (m. 1983)
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes 7(Abby Huntsman, Mary Anne, Grace Mei, Elizabeth Huntsman, William Huntsman, Asha Bharati, and Jon Huntsman III)
|Is Jon Huntsman Jr. Gay?:
|Politician, businessperson, diplomat, actor
|Net Worth in 2024:
Jon Huntsman Jr. was an American businessman, politician, diplomat who served as a governor of Utah for four years. He has been an Ambassador of the U.S to Singapore and also in China. He was a member of the Republicans and served in 5 administrations of US presidents. In 2012 he was a presidential nominee candidate for the Republican Party and became the ambassador of the US to Russia in 2017. He is the CEO of a family-owned business Huntsman Corporation and the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
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Early Life & Biography
Huntsman was born in Redwood City, California. His mother Karen Huntsman was a daughter to LDS Church apostle David B. Haight and his father, Jon Huntsman Sr. the founder of the Huntsman Corporation as a business executive which manufactured generic Styrofoam cartons for McDonalds and other fast-food companies and was one of the largest petrochemical companies in the United States which made him a billionaire. He has eight brothers and sisters.
He attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City but decided to drop out before even graduating from performing as a Keyboard player in a rock band. He enrolled at the University of Utah, where he became a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. For two years, he served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taiwan and later transferred to the University of Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Arts in International politics.
Jon is married to his wife, Mary Kaye. They have seven children together, May Anne huntsman who is married to Evan Morgan the son of Gloria Borger, CNN Commentator, Abigail Huntsman, Elizabeth Huntsman, Abigail Huntsman, William Huntsman, Gracie Mei Huntsman who they adopted from China, Jon Huntsman III, and Asha Bharati also adopted from India. William and Jon Huntsman III are graduates of the U.S Naval Academy and serving active duty assignments.
He is a fan of riding motocross and has managed to help extreme sports and outdoor sports and tourism for the State of Utah. The Sigma Chi has recognized him as a Significant Sig. Later in 2018, he sought treatment at the Huntsman Cancer Institute after he was diagnosed with stage 1 Melanoma.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 26 March 1960, Jon Huntsman Jr. is 63 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.78 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.
Huntsman landed a job in the White House as an assistant during Reagan’s Presidency. He served as a Deputy U.S Trade Representative during the reign of Bush’s administration; however, he resigned to be a participant in the race for governor of Utah on the Republican ticket.
In 2004 he became the governor and re-elected again for four more years. Later on, during the Obamas reign, he was appointed U.S Ambassador to China, and he resigned in 2011 to try his luck for a presidential run but dropped out with an endorsement for candidate Mitt Romney in 2012. He became the chairman of the Atlantic Council in 2014.
He served as an executive for the Huntsman Corporation, as a chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and CEO of Huntsman Family Holdings Company. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which was founded by his father.
In 2012, he was appointed to the board of directors of the Ford Motor Co and later on a board of Caterpillar Inc. He is a founder of the Pacific Council on International Policy and been part of the boards of the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Asia Society in New York, and the National Bureau of Asian Research.
Awards & Achievements
Huntsman has been awarded a total of 11 honorary doctorate degrees, including the Honorary Doctorate of Public service, an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Westminster College, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Utah. Others include Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania, an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Southern New Hampshire University, and also from the University of Washington, University of Arizona, Utah State University, and the University of Wisconsin. He was awarded the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award by the BSA.
Net Worth & Salary of Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2024
As of February 2024, Huntsman has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He has earned 90% of his net worth from his approved ratings more than once during his time in the office. He owns foundations that have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to support charitable reasons around the world. His professional career has led to so much income, which rapidly increases annually, making him richer as time goes by.
Huntsman is a well-behaved politician who has managed to maintain a good personality and also showed a positive attitude towards the public over the years. He is actively involved in charity, and he has contributed to several charitable organizations over the years.