Jon Huntsman Jr. was a four-term governor of Utah and an American businessman, politician, and diplomat. He has served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore and China. He was a Republican who served in five administrations of US presidents. He ran for President of the Republican Party in 2012 and was appointed US Ambassador to Russia in 2017. He is the CEO of the Huntsman Corporation, a family-owned company, and the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
|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 Biography
Huntsman was born in the California town of Redwood City. His mother, Karen Huntsman, was the daughter of LDS Church apostle David B. Haight and his father, Jon Huntsman Sr., was a business executive who founded the Huntsman Corporation, which manufactured generic Styrofoam cartons for McDonald’s and other fast-food companies and was one of the largest petrochemical companies in the United States, making him a billionaire. He is the youngest of eight siblings.
He attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City but dropped out before graduating to pursue a career as a Keyboardist in a rock band. He enrolled at the University of Utah and joined the Sigma Chi fraternity. He worked as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taiwan for two years before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in International politics.
Jon Huntsman Jr Age, Height, Weight
Jon Huntsman Jr. was born on March 26, 1960, and he is 63 years old as of 2024. His height is 1.78 m and he weighs 75 kg.
During Reagan’s presidency, Huntsman worked as an assistant in the White House. During Bush’s presidency, he was a Deputy United States Trade Representative; however, he resigned to run for governor of Utah on the Republican ticket.
He was elected governor in 2004 and re-elected for four more years. Later, during Obama’s presidency, he was appointed US Ambassador to China, and he resigned in 2011 to run for president, but he dropped out in 2012 with an endorsement for candidate Mitt Romney. In 2014, he was appointed chairman of the Atlantic Council.
He was a Huntsman Corporation executive, chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, and CEO of Huntsman Family Holdings Company. He was named Chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, which his father founded.
He was appointed to the board of directors of Ford Motor Company in 2012, and later to the board of Caterpillar Inc. He founded the Pacific Council on International Policy and previously served on the boards of the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Asia Society in New York, and the National Bureau of Asian Research.
Jon Huntsman Achievements and Awards
Huntsman has received 11 honorary doctorate degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Westminster College and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Utah. Other honorary doctorates include those from the University of Pennsylvania, Southern New Hampshire University, the University of Washington, the University of Arizona, Utah State University, and the University of Wisconsin. The BSA bestowed upon him the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
Jon Huntsman Jr.’s Net Worth in 2024
Jon Huntsman Jr net worth is estimated to be $1 billion as of February 2024. During his tenure in office, he has earned 90 percent of his net worth from approved ratings on multiple occasions. He owns foundations that have donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable causes all over the world. His professional career has resulted in a large income that grows rapidly each year, making him richer as time passes.
Huntsman is a well-mannered politician who has maintained a pleasant personality and a positive attitude toward the public over the years. He is actively involved in charitable work and has donated to a number of charitable organizations over the years.