Jon M. Huntsman, Sr.
Founder of Huntsman corporation
co-founder of the huntsman cancer institute
Jon Meade Huntsman, Sr. (born 1937 in Blackfoot, Idaho) is the founder of Huntsman Corporation. Huntsman is a member of the Forbes 400, where he is currently ranked the 47th richest man alive. He is the father of current United States Ambassador to China and former Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr.
Huntsman has been an important donor to several causes, both locally in Utah and nationally. One of his most notable causes is his co-founding of the Huntsman Cancer Institute. His namesake HCI building holds this quote "Selfless giving unto others represents one's true wealth." Time Magazine identified Huntsman as the sixth largest philanthropist in the United States in 2000. In 2007, Huntsman gave $750 million in contributions and donations, placing him second on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of the nation's top 50 givers.