October 17th, 2011

A Billionaire With Distinct Ideas of Philanthropy, and Presidential Politics

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Jon M. Huntsman Sr. — billionaire industrialist, father of a presidential hopeful, four-time cancer survivor — has no patience for the Scrooges of the world. Even the philanthropist club of billionaires started by Mr. Huntsman’s friend Warren E. Buffett that is trying to enlist the world’s richest to give away half their wealth seems tight-fisted to him…“We’ll just keep opening centers until we’re the Mayo Clinic of cancer,” he said in a rare interview previewing the new wing.

NY Times, by Kirk Johnson, 10/17/11

Tags: Philanthropy

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