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 endanever 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 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 donat 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.As the plane approached the Alameda Naval Air Station, the tower radioed that the aircrafta#39;s landing gear wasna#39;t down. ... I came home from the naval base one evening and inquired casually, aWhat did you do today, Sweetheart?a aWhat did I do? ... During my tour of duty, an American U2 spy plane was shot down over.
|Title||:||Barefoot to Billionaire: Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer|
|Publisher||:||The Overlook Press - 2014-10-01|