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Barefoot to Billionaire

Jon Huntsman, Sr

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0932-4
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Hardcover
Overlook
10/01/2014

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Billionaire entrepreneur, distinguished public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. has been very fortunate in life. The company he founded in 1970, the Huntsman Corporation, is now one of the largest petrochemical manufacturers in the world, employing more than 12,000 people and generating over $10 billion in revenue each year. Success in business, though, has always been a means to an end—never an end in itself.

In Barefoot to Billionaire, Huntsman revisits the key moments in his life that shaped his view of faith, family, service, and the responsibility that comes with wealth. He writes candidly about his brief tenure in the Nixon administration, which preceded the Watergate scandal but still left a deep impression on him about the abuse of power and the significance of personal respect and integrity. He also opens up about his faith and prominent membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

But most importantly, Huntsman reveals the rationale behind his commitment to give away his entire fortune before his death. In 1995, Jon and his wife Karen founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute and have since dedicated more than a billion dollars of their personal funds to the fight for a cure. They don’t plan to stop giving until the battle is won. In this increasingly materialistic world, Barefoot to Billionaire is a refreshing reminder of the enduring power of traditional values.


Praise for Jon M. Huntsman Sr.:


“One of the finest human beings, industrial leaders and philanthropists on the planet.” —Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The way Jon conducts his business and lives his life will not only inspire you to be a better person, citizen, and entrepreneur, it also will give you hope that the good guys don't finish last.” —Glenn Beck

“Jon Huntsman is a different breed. He believes business is a creative endeavor, similar to a theater production, wherein integrity must be the central character.” —Larry King



Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. is the author of the Wall Street Journal–bestselling book Winners Never Cheat. A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, he is the chairman and founder of the Huntsman Corporation and has served as Staff Secretary and Special Assistant to President Richard M. Nixon before resigning in 1972. In 1995, he founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute, one of America’s largest cancer research centers. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Karen.

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