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 twelve thousand 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 Huntsman 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. Download and start listening now!