Barefoot to Billionaire

  • by Jon Huntsman, Sr.
  • Narrated by Don Hagen
  • 18 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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Very Interesting

I found this book very interesting. A true tale of poverty, success, generosity, & faith.
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- Curtis Fuller

Super Insightful

This was a great matter of facts book. I enjoyed the way he told his life story. Fascinating for me to hear different negotiating ways and his desire to assist others. Great listen
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- Rusty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-31-2014
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC