Paul Lamar Hunter was born in Racine, Wisconsin in 1970, the 19th of 21 natural children born to James and Louise Hunter. His childhood experiences included poverty, neglect, and tragedy.
After the deaths of his father and brother his mother focused her energy on "Love and Charity" the homeless shelter she founded in Racine. Though the shelter was meant to be a stabilizing influence for her family and respite for the downtrodden, it was a breeding ground of dysfunction.
A determined spirit and unshakeable faith lifted Paul to earn a degree in business administration from Upper Iowa University. He is a father to four adult children.
Paul wrote his autobiography, titled "No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child" in 2012. The book earned attention by Ebony magazine, and he has appeared on several television shows, including Tavis Smiley, Tom Joyner, and “Fox and Friends.” Paul promotes the message that the limits of nature and nurture are expanded by faith, determination, and fortitude. His book has been adapted into a screenplay. Paul is also a motivational speaker.
In 2015, he was earned the Equanimity Breakthrough Award.