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Barefoot to Billionaire - Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer-logo

Barefoot to Billionaire - Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer

Jon Huntsman

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 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 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.

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 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 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.
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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 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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Don Hagen

Length:

18h 30m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

29:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

29:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

34:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:10:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

51:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

44:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

57:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:02:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

50:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

28:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:06