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Dan Wilks

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Net worth 2018: $1.39 Billion
Industry: Energy
Residence: Cisco, Texas
Country: United States
Children: 6
Education: Diploma, High School
BIOGRAPHY

Dan Wilks was born in Cisco, Texas, United States. Dan Wilks is #1647 in List Billionaires People In The World. Dan Wilks and his brother, Farris, sold their hydraulic fracturing and oilfield services company to the Singapore government in 2011 for $3.5 billion. In the years since, the brothers have been buying up land, adding 672,000 acres of property across 5 states. They first founded Wilks Masonry in 1995, following in their stone mason father's footsteps. In 2002 they launched into fracking with Frac Tech, building it into a large oil and natural gas outfit before selling the business nine years later. Since then, Dan and Farris have reinvested in oil and gas companies, including stakes in publicly traded firms such as Canada's Trican Well Services.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1.4 Billion

2012

$1.4 Billion

2013

$1.5 Billion

2014

$1.5 Billion

2015

$1.35 Billion

2016

$1.3 Billion

2017

$1.3 Billion

2018

$1.39 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

They gave $50,000 in 2016 to the candidacy of Jeff Judson, who unsuccessfully challenged fellow Republican Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, in the District 121 Republican legislative primary in March 2016

2011

In 2011 they sold their 70% interest in Frac Tech for $3

2002

They went on to found an early hydraulic fracking company, Frac Tech, in 2002, and eventually became billionaires

1947

He is the pastor of the Assembly of Yahweh Seventh Day Church near Cisco, a conservative Messianic Israelite church that was founded by his parents, Voy and Myrtle, in 1947

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