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Farris Wilks

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Net worth 2018: $1.39 Billion
Industry: Energy
Residence: Cisco, Texas
Country: United States
Children: 11
Education: Diploma, High School
BIOGRAPHY

Farris Wilks was born in Cisco, Texas, United States. Farris Wilks is #1646 in List Billionaires People In The World. Farris and brother Dan Wilks got a combined $3.5 billion in 2011 selling their fracking and oilfield services company to the Singapore government They've been buying up land since then, acquiring more than 672,000 acres of land in five different states across the West. The brothers began their careers as stone masons, like their father, founding Wilks Masonry in 1995. In 2002 they went into fracking, launching Frac Tech and growing it into an oil and natural gas giant before cashing out less than a decade later. The brothers are also investing in oil and gas businesses, including Canadian oilfield services company Trican Well Service.

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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