Mary Kaye Huntsman Biography
|Date of Birth:||1961 , September-10|
|Age:||59 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Birth Name||Kaye Huntsman|
|Father||Charles Floyd Cooper|
|Mother||Mary Anne Cooper|
|Birth Place/City||Orlando, Florida|
|Net Worth||Ranges from $11 Million to $74 Million|
|Famous for||Activist, philanthropist|
|Married to||Jon Huntsman Jr. (m. 1983)|
|Education||Arizona State University, University of Utah, Highland High School|
An American activist Mary Kaye Huntsman is best known for being the wife of former American ambassador and governor of Utah, Jon Huntsman Jr. She served as the First Lady of Utah from 2005 to 2009.
She is known as the backbone of her husband for her motivation and support on his political career. She is also the founder of the program Power in You.
Raised With Two Sisters
Mary Kaye Huntsman was born on September 10, 1961, in Orlando, Florida as Mary Kaye Cooper to an Episcopalian family. Her father's name is Charles Floyd Cooper and mother's name is Mary Anne Galloway.
She has two siblings and both are sisters. She spent most of her childhood days in Orlando and at the age of 14, she moved to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Mary Huntsman received her early education from a local school in Orlando. While she was studying in grade nine, her family moved to Utah where she attended Highland High School. She met her future husband Jon Huntsman, Jr. while in high school.
The two were an active student government. In her further studies, Mary Kaye attended the University of Utah and worked as a dental assistant and then transferred to Arizona State University where she majored in family and consumer studies.
Net Worth Ranges from $11 Million to $74 Million
According to a 2009 personal financial disclosure, Mary Kaye Huntsman's net worth ranges from $11 million to $74 million.
She is the wife of former Utah governor, ambassador to China and Singapore and 2011 U.S President Candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. who has a whopping net worth of $3 billion, according to a 2018 report.
The couple owns a luxurious and expensive house in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Her father-in-law, Jon Huntsman Sr., had built the most exclusive house in America in the 22,000-square-foot area in Park City, Utah. The more than 60-acre property was consist of 12 bedrooms, an indoor pool and a 22-car garage. The house is worth $49.5 million.
Mary Kaye Huntsman is a current chair of the co-chair of the National Cathedral School's Library Council. She was an Honorary Chair of the Literacy Commission and Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She is a well-known figure in Utah for her activities to children's issues.
Mary Huntsman served as the First Lady of Utah from 2005 to 2009. She opened Bag of Hope from her own experience and started a program called Power in You with the objective to help youth to deal with various adversities. She serves on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
Married to Billionaire Jon Huntsman Jr.
Mary Kaye Huntsman is a married woman. She is married to her longtime boyfriend Jon Huntsman Jr. in 1983. The couple met while studying at Salt Lake City. They dated for years before exchanging the wedding vows.
Mary Kaye confessed that they had the chemistry and used to see each other across the road for the reason that they were having a romantic affair with others.
However, when he started working in Washing, D.C., as a part of Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign, he asked her out and the couple has been inseparable ever since.
The couple married in 1983 and have seven children; Mary Anne, Abigail, Elizabeth 'Liddy', Jon III, William, Grace Mei and Asha Bharati.
Among the seven children, Gracie Mei is their adopted child from China who is currently 17 years old and Asha Bharati from India who is currently 10 years old. The family is living a happy life together. Mary Huntsman is known for being a diligent wife and a wonderful mother.