Perspective From Larry King

CNN

Jon Meade Huntsman may well be the most remarkable billionaire most of America has never heard of. Legendary in petrochemical circles, he operates around the globe in a quiet, determined, respected, and caring manner. For nearly two decades, he found himself in the upper tier of Forbes magazine’s list of wealthiest Americans, but it wasn’t always that way.

Jon is the embodiment of the American Dream. His was a journey from hardscrabble beginnings to chairman of America’s largest family-owned and operated business. (In early 2005, he took the sprawling Huntsman empire public.)

As is the case with each Horatio Alger character, Jon Huntsman was afforded nothing but an opportunity to compete on the field of dreams. ...

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