|Real Name/Full Name
|Jon Meade Huntsman Jr.
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:
|Jon Huntsman Jr.
|Redwood City ,California, United States
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:
|26 March 1960
|63 years old
|In Centimetres – 178 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′10″
|In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
|Father – Jon Huntsman Sr.
Mother – Karen Haight
|Peter R. Huntsman(brother)
Kathleen Ann Huntsman(sister)
|Highland High School
|University of Utah, University of Pennsylvania
|Mary Kaye Huntsman (m. 1983)
|Abby Huntsman, Mary Anne, Grace Mei, Elizabeth Huntsman, William Huntsman, Asha Bharati, and Jon Huntsman III
|Politician, businessperson, diplomat, actor
Jon Huntsman is an American politician who served as the Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009. He was also the US ambassador to Russia, China, and Singapore. Huntsman was appointed as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and United States Ambassador to Singapore by George H.W. Bush. Huntsman was selected the Western Governors Association’s chairperson while he was still serving as the Governor of Utah. Utah went on to become the best-managed state under his administration.
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Biography and Early Life
Huntsman was born on 26th March 1960 in Redwoods City, located in California, United States, to parents Jon Huntsman Sr. and Karen Haight. He was the eldest among his nine siblings in an upper-class family. His father founded the company Huntsman Chemical Corporation in the 1970s after their entire family moved to Utah. This company of Huntsman Sr. went on to become a multi-billion dollar business by selling Styrofoam cartons to popular fast food companies in the 1970s.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jon Huntsman Jr.’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 22nd February 2024 having been born on 26 March 1960. Though, he is 5′10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.
Huntsman Jr. earned the title of Eagle Scout in the year 1975. He studied at the Highland High School in Saltlake City. But his academic career was interrupted since Huntsman decided to drop out just before graduating from his high school to perform in the rock band as a keyboard player. Later, he understood that to make a name in the world, he needed a proper educational background.
So, Huntsman got himself admitted to Utah University and started preparing for his advanced studies. Huntsman, just like many of his friends, went on to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Taiwan for two years. He later attended the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelors degree in International Politics in the year 1987.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Huntsman has eight brothers and sisters, and he was the eldest of them all. He was married to his wife Mary Kaye, in the year 1983. He has seven children in total: Mary Anne, born in 1985, Abigail born in 1986; Elizabeth born in 1988; Jon III, born in 1990, William born in 1993; Gracie Mei, born in 1999(adopted from China) & Asha Bharti, born in 2006 (adopted from India). Huntsman has always fondly expressed his interest in the progressive rock genre and has also played keyboard in a band during his high school years.
Is Jon Huntsman Gay?
We did not find any reports stating that Jon Huntsman is gay. He has never shown any interest in homosexual relationships. He has been straight-oriented with a happy married life with Mary Kaye. The couple also has seven children of their own.
In 2004 Huntsman defeated Nolan Karras and was elected the Governor of Utah with a 58% vote. He took office in 2005, and in 2008 he was re-elected again. Huntsman received high approval ratings as the Governor of Utah. He left office with approval ratings of 80%. Under his administration, Utah was awarded the best-managed state. During his administration, Utah’s budget rose from $8.28 to $11.57 billion.
He, as a governor, signed the Western Climate Initiative, supported increasing the minimum wage. He also proposed a plan to restructure the healthcare system by using tax breaks to keep the costs down. Huntsman offered driving privileges for immigrants, but the card was not allowed to be used for identification purposes. Huntsman was praised for his efforts to cut taxes during his tenure. The report specified reduced sales tax and a simplified tax code.
In 2009, he was nominated by Barack Obama to serve as the Ambassador of the US to China. In 2011, he stepped down from his ambassadorship. He officially left the post in April 2011 to later announce his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.
US President Donald Trump nominated Huntsman to serve as the Ambassador to Russia in 2017. During his serving term, the two countries’ relation grew tenser after US intelligence agencies confirmed Russian interference.
Huntsman announced his resignation from the post in August 2019, and he officially left the position in October. Later he announced that he was running for a third term as the Governor of Utah but was defeated in 2020.
Huntsman is a recipient of 11 honorary doctorate degrees, including an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Westminster College, an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania, an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Snow College, an Honorary Doctorate of HumaneLetters from The University of Utah, an Honorary Doctorate of Law from Southern New Hampshire University.
Other Honorary Degrees that he received were from the University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, Utah State University, University Of Arizona. He never thought that he could reach the position he is in now. At that time, he thought dropping out of school was a mistake, but now he agrees that everything has a reason in one’s life, and no one should regret anything.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jon Huntsman in 2024
As of 2024, Huntsman is believed to have a net worth of $1 billion. He earned his fortune through his career as a business executive and also a politician. He runs more than one foundation and donates almost half of the amount generated from there to help fulfill the people’s needs. His hard work and determination have led him to be one of the wealthiest businessmen on the planet.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Can speak fluent Mandarin Chinese & Taiwanese Hokkien.
- He is a music enthusiast and can play the keyboard.
- He is a fan of riding Motocross.
Jon Huntsman Jr. was a self, motivated, hardworking politician. Under his administration, The state of Utah improved in various sectors. He was pretty celebrated among Utah people, which proves people loved him as a human being too.