About Jon Huntsman Jr
Jon Huntsman Jr. is a well known person in politics. Besides this involvement, he is also a successful businessman. It has been claimed that he is one of the richest people in the United States as the total amount of Jon Huntsman Jr. net worth reaches as high as 950 million dollars. In the period of 2005-2009, Jon Huntsman Jr. was serving as the 16th Governor of Utah. For one year, in the period of 1992-1993, he served as the United States Ambassador to Singapore. In addition, in the period of 2009-2011, Jon Huntsman Jr. was the United States Ambassador to China. Thus, all of these positions made his name well known and also increased the total estimate of Jon Huntsman Jr. net worth.
Jon Huntsman Jr. has served in the administrations of five American presidents. Moreover, he was a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. In 2014, he got the position of the chairman of the foreign policy think-tank the Atlantic Council, which is based in Washington. Thus, all of these involvements have made his name even more known in politics.
Jon Huntsman Jr. officially started his career in politics when he became a White House staff assistant for Ronald Reagan.
George H. W. Bush chose him to serve as the United States Ambassador to Singapore as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce. All of these positions not only made his name more known in this field, but also added up to the overall amount of Jon Huntsman Jr. net worth.
Jon Huntsman Jr. has also served as the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative. In 2001, he was the one who started global trade negotiations in Doha. He was vital in guiding the accession of China into the World Trade Organization. In addition to all the mentioned, Jon Huntsman Jr served as the CEO of the Huntsman Corporation, which is owned by his family. Furthermore, he is the chairman of the Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
When he was serving in the position of a governor, Jon Huntsman Jr. was the chairman of the Western Governors Association. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. His work as a governor of Utah was recognized, too. At that time, the Pew Center on the States titled Utah as the best managed state in the country. Thus, this work not only increased the overall size of Jon Huntsman Jr. net worth, but also earned him recognition and acknowledgment. In 2008, he became a winner of re-election as he got 78 percent of the votes. Moreover, he left his position with having approval ratings of more than 80 percent.
Jon Huntsman Jr. was born in 1960 in Redwood City, California. He was born in a well known family as his father is a wealthy businessman, who owns the Huntsman Corporation. When he was 15 years old, Jon Huntsman Jr. got the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America, that being the Eagle Scout.