Huntsman wealth is set at up to $90M

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  • PS
    July 28, 2009 6:39 p.m.

    The Cooper Family Investment. If you look deep enough you might find that the First Lady's Mother and Father have Cooper for a last name.

  • For those complaining
    July 28, 2009 6:23 p.m.

    that he hasnt earned his money, you need to see him in action. The dude is a shark. There is a reason he is still rich.

  • unfortunate
    July 28, 2009 4:44 p.m.

    sounds like the haves and the have nots on this thread.

  • Go Huntsman!
    July 28, 2009 2:35 p.m.

    I am sure some of you who are insulting the wealth are so ready for a loving rich uncle named the government to bail you out of your need to seek for financial freedom. Lets just put our hand out and let the train wreck of socialism run you over. Like you would'nt work for the family business that your parents sacrificed and built and better yet you would'nt take the gains from the proffits and live a better lifestyle. Huntsmans are great stewards of their fortune and do a tremendous amount of good for people who are in need. We need more wealthy people,so go out and make millions for you and your children and their children before someone takes that right away. He will be a great asset for our country.

  • Ever worked for a poor man
    July 28, 2009 2:17 p.m.

    Why do liberals hate people with wealth? They always want to take shots at them and then tax them for all the wrong reasons. Wealth envey says it best. What I find interesting is all those good liberals seem to have a bunch of money. Even our great president is a rich man and he did it being a community activist. No wonder it pays so well to be affiliated with ACORN. At least we know how Huntsman got his money.

  • Hey Guvnah
    July 28, 2009 2:10 p.m.

    Can I have a couple of grand? You won't miss it.

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  • Never vote for a rich man?
    July 28, 2009 1:20 p.m.

    I'm from New York and I'd say Mayor Bloomberg is pretty good. He's done a lot for New York City. You can't just paint everyone with such a broad stroke.

  • How nice!
    July 28, 2009 1:09 p.m.

    Oh it is wonderful. Maybe he'll trow me a crumb someday!

  • concerned and shocked
    July 28, 2009 11:42 a.m.

    I am concerned and shocked at the gull of desnews to run this article about soon to be former Guv's wealth.

    I don't think it helps to bring him closer to the common person when money is tosses around all over the article from 300,000 to 1.3 million a year from interest. now I know why he seemed like a snob on the hill not concerned with the average persons worries.

  • Brent Cole
    July 28, 2009 10:52 a.m.

    Every time he opened his RINO mouth, I wondered aloud "what are we going to do about the billionaire's boy?" Finally got rid of him and that 40 pounds of makeup and paint on his platinum wife.

  • Anonymous
    July 28, 2009 10:25 a.m.

    How about Yeah! for a rich man... they're the ones that will be paying the majority of Obama's health reform plan if it gets passed.

  • Generous
    July 28, 2009 10:18 a.m.

    This family is so generous... give it a break

  • Anonymous
    July 28, 2009 10:05 a.m.

    Never vote for a rich man? That's just a dumb thing to say. I sympathize, but on the other hand, a rich man might be less likely to be influenced by special interests (e.g., Bob Bennett, Jon Corzine) and instead act on what they think is in the public interest. Less graft and corruption. Less temptation. Look at character and views, not personal finances.

  • Rich?
    July 28, 2009 9:53 a.m.

    You can really see the negative liberal comments here. Never vote for a rich about the Kennedy's?

  • Please
    July 28, 2009 9:22 a.m.

    We are all put down on this rock in various situations to learn and grow, Huntsman apparently didn't need to struggle with money to learn what he needed, big deal. He faces other challenges, we all do. Life isn't easy for anyone, that is life, get over it.

  • sunland
    July 28, 2009 9:19 a.m.

    Do I detect just a tad bit of "wealth envy"?
    Why don't you cry baby's get a life?

  • Katherine
    July 28, 2009 9:12 a.m.

    Never vote for a rich man? What has he done on his own? Some of these comments are ridiculous and sound a lot like sour grapes!

    There were some things Huntsman did that I didn't care for, but he could have gone on and, like "daddy", continued making tons of money. Instead he chose to go into public service and try to help his country. As a public servant he's required to disclose his income and assets which also discloses possible conflicts of interest.

    Give it a rest. I think he'll do a great job as Ambassador to China. He obviously cares a lot for the people and culture which will serve America well.

  • Huntsman
    July 28, 2009 8:10 a.m.

    Had no desire to do anything for the People of Utah.
    You never vote for a rich man.

  • Can't Win in Utah
    July 28, 2009 7:53 a.m.

    He is required to furnish information on his finances. If he has money he shouldn't, if he didn't he should have. If he inherited he shouldn't.

    Elmo: What have you done that matches anything he's done with or without "daddy's" help?

    S C: So he shouldn't have money? All should go to those without? Have you given all your surplus? Give it a rest.

    Starving: How do you know he has everything with nor merit of his own?

    It's easy to cast stones at people. Apparently it's hard to congratulate. I'm overjoyed that Mr. Huntsman was selected as ambassador to China. He will be a great man who will benefit us all in many ways.

  • elmo
    July 28, 2009 6:49 a.m.

    That was my biggest beef with Huntsman and why I couldn't vote for him for governer. What has he done on his own without help from daddy?

  • S C
    July 28, 2009 5:15 a.m.

    What a nice article to write about one persons wealth when where are tons of people out on the streets(homeless) looking for a job.

  • Dear Starving
    July 28, 2009 5:03 a.m.

    Your just jealous! I'm sure you've never benefited from the wealth of your loved ones.

  • starving
    July 28, 2009 1:25 a.m.

    It must be nice to be born into a situation of having the world handed to you through no effort or merit of your own.