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By Jon Huntsman Sr.
The inspirational autobiography of the billionaire businessman made up our minds to treatment melanoma and provides away his whole fortune,
Jon M. Huntsman, Sr. has been very lucky in existence. A billionaire entrepreneur, wonderful public servant, and father of a former governor and presidential candidate, he gainfully employs over 12,000 humans within the Huntsman company, one of many biggest petrochemical brands on the planet. luck in company, although, has continuously been a way to an end―never an lead to itself. In Barefoot to Billionaire, Huntsman discusses his reports with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, his family members, and the accountability of wealth. an outstanding believer in own admire and integrity, he writes on his tenure within the Nixon management previous the Watergate Scandal, and the impact it left on him about the abuses of strength. yet most significantly, Huntsman finds the reason at the back of his dedication to provide away his whole fortune earlier than his loss of life. starting with he and his wife's billion-dollar investment of the Huntsman melanoma Institute, Huntsman has vowed to maintain giving until eventually the conflict opposed to melanoma is gained. during this more and more materialistic global, Barefoot to Billionaire is a clean reminder of the long-lasting strength of conventional values.
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My father chose Meade for my middle name in honor of Civil War General George Gordon Meade. I was fortunate to be a second son and for Mother to select the name. I know for a certainty that my father would have selected one of the many zany family names from his life—like Alonzo or Gabriel or Jedediah. To this day, my personal hero is the late Emily Walters Olsen. I am able to write my story because she didn’t give up and because, alongside my father, she shepherded an infant through the agonizing time between womb and first breath.
It was from that same spot at the mouth of Emigration Canyon that my great-great-grandfather Parley P. Pratt, a respected apostle in the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a leader of the second wave of Mormon immigrants from Illinois (the group that actually pulled the famous handcarts), got his first look at a fledgling Great Salt Lake City. The Mormons arrived in Utah before the American West, save for Southern California, had been settled and, with a concerted effort, made the desert bloom.
Alonzo’s fiancée, Nellie Melville, and his sister, Edna, both in their late teens, were attending Brigham Young University in Provo. Alonzo was in Provo visiting Nellie and invited Edna to join them on an outing to see the new streamlined passenger train The Flyer as it came through town. For some reason, the three decided to walk on the tracks. Just as Edna stepped onto an iron rail, The Flyer came roaring through the Provo station without slowing. Edna was hit full force by the speeding locomotive and was carried for some distance.
Barefoot to Billionaire: Reflections on a Life's Work and a Promise to Cure Cancer by Jon Huntsman Sr.