It is always very difficult to mix business with politics but for those who are truly gifted in the two, it has become possible. Jon Huntsman is an American diplomat, businessman and politician and from 2005 to 2009, he served Utah as its 16th governor. Jon is a Republican Party member and from 2017 to 2019, he was serving for the Ambassador of the United States to Russia.
Before that, he was the ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993 and from 2009 to 2011, he was the ambassador to China. It is very rare to find a man who would commit themselves to serving their country as Jon Huntsman has done. He has served in different presidential administration since Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
Well, how well do you know about Jon Huntsman? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jon Huntsman’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jon Huntsman to date.
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Biography and Early Life
This great gift to the American soil was born on the 26th of March in 1960. He was born and raised in Redwood City, California in the United States of America. He is the son of Jon Huntsman Sr. and his wife Karen Height. Jon Huntsman Sr. was a great business executive who started small and ended up becoming a billionaire. He founded a company which he named Huntsman Corporation which was a great success in the 1970s.
Jon was raised in a Christian family since his maternal grandparents were church ministers and so was his great-great-great grandparents from his father’s side and therefore, he had parents who were deep-rooted in Christianity. Jon is not the only child in the family as he has eight brothers and sisters and three of them are named; Peter R Huntsman, Kathleen Ann Huntsman and James Huntsman.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Jon Huntsman in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jon Huntsman’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 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 75 kg in Kilograms.
In 1975, when Jon was only 15 years of age, he earned the Eagle Scout rank which is the highest Boy Scouts of America rank. His parents had a lot of wealth and therefore, his father would have been able to enrol him in the best school there was in the United States. He was enrolled into Highland High School which is located in Salt Lake City however, Jon had a great love for music that he decided to drop out of high school.
Jon joined a rock band as a keyboard player. Later, he obtained a G.E.D and after his graduation, he joined the University of Utah and later became a Sigma Chi fraternity member just like his father. Before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, he served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a missionary in Taiwan. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania and he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 in International politics.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Jon Huntsman is a great man and he has not only made in his career life but also in his personal life. Being born and raised in a large family had a positive impact in him. As a result, he has had a big family as well. He got married to his wife Mary Kaye in 1983 and together they have 7 kids. Their first born Mary Anne was born in 1985, two years after their marriage. One year later, they welcomed their second child named Abigail, their third born Elizabeth (Liddy) was born in 1988.
The couple’s first son Jon III their fourth born was born in 1990 and three years later, they welcomed their second son William. They however have two adopted girls one named Gracie Mei whom they adopted from China and was born in 1999. Their second born adopted child was born in 2006 and she is named Asha Bharati adopted from India.
All their children are now adults except Asha who is a teenager. They are also lucky that all their children are doing very well and have picked different careers. Jon and his wife Mare have been together for almost 40 years now and are very much in love with each other.
Is Jon Huntsman Gay?
Jon Huntsman might have not revealed any information about his love life before he met Mary but his marriage is enough to prove he is not gay.
Jon has been in different positions over the years and he became the governor of Utah in 2004 after defeating Nolan Karras. He was officially sworn into office in 2005 and after serving for three years, he was re-elected into the same office. His first elections, he had 54% votes and in his second re-elections, he had an approval ratings of 80%. He managed to sign the Western Climate Initiative as a governor which supported the increase of minimum wage.
Although Jon Huntsman didn’t concentrate much on education when he was young, he has received a total of 11 honorary doctorate degrees.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jon Huntsman in 2021
Huntsman’s hard work and commitment in his career has given him great wealth. As of 2021, he has a net worth of $4 Billion.
Jon has succeeded a lot in his businesses just like his father Huntsman Sr. and is at the same very generous. He has several foundations that he runs to support the needy in the society.
Facts of Jon Meade Huntsman Jr.
- Gender Male
- full nameJon Meade Huntsman Jr.
- birthplace Redwood City, California, United States
- Date of Birth March 01, 1960
- Age 62 years 5 months
- Horoscope Pisces
- Lucky Number 7
- Lucky Stone
- Lucky Color
- Best Match for Marriage
- net worth$4 Billion
- professionBusinessman, diplomat, actor and politician
- weightIn Kilograms – 75 Kg, In Pounds – 165 lbs
- heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
- hair colorGrey
- eye colorBrown
- high schoolHighland High School