Billionaire Jon Huntsman has an eye-opening recipe for success

Jon Huntsman Sr.:

I’m grateful to the Lord. I’ll tell you...it’s hard for me to even talk about it, but I’ve always been strong in my faith, and I’ve had faith in other people. And if people know you have faith in them and you can put your arm around them and thank them for what they’re doing and then share your profits with them and share your profits with charity at the same time, it’s a formula for great success.[...]

Once one makes a commitment to charity, the last people in the world who can afford to ever be without are those who are already without. And so as a boy growing up, I knew the feeling of being poor. I lived that. I’d worn those moccasins. My wife and I agreed that if ever we were going to make a commitment, and often commitments have to be made for five or ten years. They’re not just a one-year situation. Many of our commitments were 50 million or 100 million. They were going to different causes, mostly cancer but a lot of other great causes.

So I went to the banks in New York, and I said I really need a high-powered loan. And they said for your business? And I said no, for charity. They said we don’t loan money for charity. Nobody is foolish enough to borrow money so they can give it away. How do you intend to repay us? And I said well, my businesses will grow, and we will flourish, and we will be successful, but you just have to give me time. But I will not let these people down. They’re counting on me for food. They’re counting on me for cancer treatments. They’re counting on us for abused women and children centers. They’re counting on me for 5,000 scholarships to underprivileged kids who, you know, if it hadn’t have been for family, I wouldn’t have been through school.

And so the bankers, they were so astounded that the chairman said I’ll have to think about it, and then he sent the vice-chairman all the way out west to visit with me to try to talk me out of it. And I said don’t you dare talk me out of it. I will pay you back every dime, every penny, but I will not let these charities down. And so [...], it was a great blessing.

All my net worth, absolutely, because I figured that [...] you’re born with not much in life. Most of us don’t have a whole lot when we’re born, and I figured that if I died without a whole lot, I’d break even. That’s a pretty good record. And so it didn’t bother me in the slightest. So we put up our corporate stock. I put up one of my homes. And my wife and children, the bank wouldn’t give me any collateral on those. But it worked out great.

I’m not trying to sound self-serving. [...] All I’m saying is that, you know, whether we’re worth a billion, whether we’re worth a million, whether we’re worth 100,000, whether we’re worth 1,000, it’s what’s in your heart. You know, $100 a month from somebody or $50 a year for people who may be in a less economic bracket, that’s as important to the Lord. It’s important to those people receiving charity as it is for the billionaires and millionaires. In fact, it’s worth more.

I would suggest [..] that there’s probably more money per capita given by the lower income in middle income than these extremely wealthy people who I’ve had the privilege to associate with who don’t give much of anything.

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But anyway, my feeling is, you know, the twinkle in people’s eye and the feelings in their face, the hope in their body that you can give people by lifting their souls and lifting their spirits, it doesn’t cost that much. And besides, what are we going to do with it anyway?

You know, we’ve been blessed. The Lord has blessed us in a way that we can never, ever say thank you.

 

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

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