Jon Huntsman Jr. Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 Jan, 2017
Facts of Jon Huntsman Jr.
Date of Birth: 1960 , March-26
Age: 59 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Jon Huntsman Jr.
Birth Name Jon Meade Huntsman Jr.
Nick Name Jon
Father Jon Huntsman Sr.
Mother Karen Haight
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Redwood City, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Former Governor of Utah
Net Worth $900 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Married Yes
Married to Mary Kaye Huntsman (m. 1983)
Children 6
Divorce N/A
Education University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Utah
Siblings Peter Huntsman, Kathleen Ann Huntsman, James Huntsman
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Fifty-six years old, Jon Meade Huntsman is an American politician, businessman, and diplomat. From 2005-2009, he served as the 16th Governor of Utah, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009-2011.

After resigning the ambassadorship in 2011, Jon Huntsman served in the administrations of five U.S. Presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He was born on March 26, 1960, in Redwood city, California, United States America.

Early life and education

Jon Huntsman was born in Redwood City, California, as the eldest of nine siblings. He spent his early years with his father Jon Huntsman Sr. who are billionaire businessman and philanthropist. Karen huntsman is her mother's name.

Jon Huntsman's family left Washington in 1971 when his father became CEO of the Huntsman Container Corporation, famous for creating the ‘clamshell’ container for the McDonald’s Big Mac, at last transforming them into a multi-billion dollar company.

Jon Huntsman attends Highland High School in Salt Lake City at the age of 15.He dropped out of high school to pursue a musical career as a keyboard player in the rock band. After that, he acquired a G.E.D and was admitted to the University of Utah, where he served as a Mormon missionary in Taiwan for two years.

After completing his high school, Jon Huntsman moved to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a degree in international politics.

Political career

Jon Huntsman moved to Taiwan in the late of 1980s, where he served as V.P. for Huntsman Pacific Chemical, helping the company expand globally. After serving as vice chairman of the Huntsman corporation, he was appointed deputy U.S. Trade representative and U.S Trade ambassador.

Jon Huntsman and his family returned to Utah in 2004, where he successful ran to become the 16th Governor of Utah. In 2008, he won reelection with over 78 percent of the statewide vote.

2012 GOP Race

In the beginning of his career, he looked like a promising candidate for her foreign policy experience, moderate position on some social issues, and his fiscal conservatism. Time magazine even called to Huntsman “The Potential Republican Presidential candidate Democrats Most Fear”, however, Huntsman, failed to gain much momentum in his bid for the Republican nomination.

He was never able to distinguish himself from shallow moderate Mitt Romney, and could not attract the supports from the religious right.Shortly after an upsetting third-place finish in the 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary, that time he resigned from the race.

Personal life and Affair

Jon Huntsman has been married to Mary Kaye in 1983. The couple has seven children named Mary Anne, Abigail, Elizabeth, Jon |||, William, Gracie Mei (adopted from China), and Asha Bharati (adopted from India).

Net worth, Salary and Body measurement

Jon Huntsman has estimated net worth of around $900 million,

Social activities

Jon Huntsman Founder and Chairman Jon M. Huntsman oversee charitable foundation with a view to making life good for families around the world. His foundations have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to charitable reasons around the global to make our world a finer to live.

Combating Cancer

Jon Huntsman and Karen have donated and raised more than $350 million to establish and fund the Huntsman Cancer institute and hospital.