Who is Jeffrey Bruce Livingston?
Jeffrey Bruce Livingston was born on 4 January 1985, in Dunedin, Florida USA, and is a businessman, business analyst and financier, nut perhaps best known for being the husband of television personality Abby Huntsman, who is primarily noted as one of the co-hosts of the ABC show “The View”.
The Wealth of Jeffrey Bruce Livingston
How rich is Jeffrey Bruce Livingston? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is well over $5 million, earned through success in his various endeavors. His wealth has also been elevated thanks to his wife, who has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Jeffrey Bruce was raised in Dunedin by his parents, though very little information is known about his childhood, his family, and how he came to pursue his career in finance. It’s likely that he became interested in business thanks to his family, who are the owners of the company called Boyd Industries., which manufactures equipment for dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and other dental-related medical experts, such as dental chairs, cabinetry and other equipment.
After matriculating from high school, he enrolled at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and studied for a degree in economics with a major in Finance and Management, completing his degree in 2007, and then started working for the consulting company McKinsey and Company, becoming involved with both the New York and Beijing locations of the company, which has numerous other branches around the world, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis to help in evaluating management decisions.
Wife – Abby Huntsman
Abigail Haight Huntsman is the daughter of former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., who also served under President Barack Obama as the US Ambassador to China, and is now the US Ambassador to Russia under President Donald Trump. Abigail began her career doing hosting work on MSNBC before eventually moving to work at the Fox News Channel, where she became a co-host of the show “Fox & Friends”, and was also a general assignment reporter the network. She served in that capacity for many years, until deciding in 2018 that she would join the cast of ABC’s “The View”, leaving Fox behind.
She joined other co-hosts in the show such as Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, Whoopi Goldber, and Joy Behar during the 22nd season, which features a multi-generational panel of women who discuss numerous topics, including entertainment and sociopolitical news, and also interview prominent figures such as politicians and celebrities. The hosts of the show are usually of varying ideologies and characteristics, with the lineup usually changing every season with some co-hosts having more permanent roles than others. It has won numerous awards over the course of its run, including 30 Daytime Emmy Awards.
Relationship and Marriage
According to interviews, Livingston met Huntsman while both were students at the University of Pennsylvania, and began their relationship there. Despite taking different paths, the two married two years after graduating, in Washington DC’s National Cathedral with an Episcopal priest performing the ceremony. In 2017 while Abigail was working, viewers started to notice that either she was getting fat or developing a baby bump; to answer their curiosities, Livingston was invited to the show, and he couple then announced that Huntsman was pregnant and expecting a baby girl; the child was born later in the year.
Christmas morning giggles from our home to yours ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/FmybtP1cVg
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) December 25, 2018
Working for His Father in Law
The two have worked together in politics, particularly to help Abigail’s father when he tried his hand at running for president in 2012. Jeffrey was involved as the campaign’s chief financial officer (CFO), while his wife served alongside her father helping with the campaign’s social media presence. It was later reported that after the campaign, Huntsman’s father owed around $2.58 million to numerous vendors, who were threatening to sue him if he did not pay his debts.
There was a lot of confusion as to what the actual value of the debt was. Shortly after, other campaign staffers started to publicly voice their concerns about the slow pace of repayment, as months after the campaign there was still around $1.4 million in debt that needed to be repaid, the majority of which was for costs of renting Liberty State Park during the campaign’s launch. While campaigns often end up with some debt, the coverage of the issue within this campaign was due to apparent mismanagement of the campaign’s resources during the wind down.
After working for McKinsey and Company, Jeffrey Bruce then joined the company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts – or KKR – in their New York office, as the principle of private equities, and a member of the Hospitality & Leisure as well as the Financial Services team. Aside from his work at KKR, he also sits on the boards of the Apple Leisure Group, and Sedgwick Claims Management Services. He occasionally helps out in his family’s business, but the company has managed to run smoothly even without him getting involved.