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T. Boone Pickens

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Net worth 2018: $1.2 Billion
Industry: Energy
Country: United States
BirthDay: 22 May 1928
Sigh: Gemini
Children: 5
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Oklahoma State University

T. Boone Pickens was bornon 22 May 1928 in United States. Best known as a corporate raider for his runs at Gulf Oil, Unocal, Pioneer and others in the 1980s, in recent years T. Boone Pickens has focused on managing Dallas-based hedge funds and pushing his Pickens Plan to boost adoption of wind, solar, and especially natural gas. Plunging natural gas prices shelved a plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Texas. Instead he's pushing for a future of natural gas-powered vehicles. He got his start at Phillips Petroleum, then founded Mesa Petroleum in 1956. He led the Swift Boat attacks against John Kerry in 2004. In 2006 he donated $165 million to athletics program at alma mater Oklahoma State University. In 2008 he donated $100 million more to OSU academics. Divorcing from fourth wife Madeleine, but pre-nup will protect his assets.


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As of November 2016, Pickens has a net worth of $500 million


In January 2013, Pickens' 21-year-old grandson Thomas "Ty" Boone Pickens IV died from a heroin overdose


In October 2012, Michael, then 58 years old, began blogging under the title "5 Days In Connecticut


The filing with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) projected that the project would be completed in 2011 and would include up to 2,700 turbines on up to 200,000 acres (810 km) in Roberts and adjacent counties in the Texas Panhandle


In February 2010, a judge ruled that the slab belonged to the current homeowner


In July 2009, Pickens was the subject of controversy after he had a construction crew go to his grandmother's former home, that was now owned by someone else, in Holdenville, Oklahoma and remove a slab of driveway concrete that he had signed as a child


Pickens of Nocona, Texas was sentenced to probation for a penny stock trading scheme and entered drug rehabilitation afterward, emerging in March 2008


On August 16, 2007, Pickens' Mesa Power announced that it had filed documents with the state of Texas to add four gigawatts of electricity to the state grid


6, 2006, Pickens donated $5 million toward the construction of Texas Woman's University's T


In 2005, Pickens married Madeleine Paulson, the third wife and widow of the founder of Gulfstream Aerospace, Allen E


In 2004, Pickens contributed to Republican 527 groups, including a $2 million contribution to the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth which ran a campaign asserting that Bush's rival, John Kerry, exaggerated claims about his service in Vietnam, and $2


In 2003, Pickens was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame


Reincorporated as Clean Energy Fuels Corporation in 2001, the company now owns and operates natural gas fueling stations from British Columbia to the Mexico–US border


After nearly two years of periodic hearing and debate, in July 1998 the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 4–1 to approve a one-share, one-vote rule, a primary USA objective


He formed Pickens Fuel Corporation in 1997 and began promoting natural gas as the best vehicular fuel alternative because it is a domestic resource that, among many advantages, is cleaner-burning (Natural Gas Vehicles or NGVs emit up to 30% less pollution than gasoline or diesel vehicles) and reduces foreign oil consumption


Pickens sold Mesa to Richard Rainwater in 1996 after Rainwater's wife, Darla Moore, had him removed from the company


Shortly thereafter, in 1989, Pickens and Mesa moved to a suburb of Dallas


He briefly considered running for president in the 1988 elections


On the local level, Pickens chaired the Board of Regents of West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) in Canyon and in 1987–1988 contributed to the restoration of the administration building known as "Old Main"


He was also involved in the creation of the United Shareholders Association (USA), which from 1986–1993 attempted to influence the governance of several large companies


His celebrity rose so quickly after the Gulf Oil takeover bid that Time magazine put Pickens on the cover for the March 1985 issue


By 1981, Mesa had grown into one of the largest independent oil companies in the world


Since 1980, Pickens has made over $5 million in political donations


In April 1972, Pickens married Beatrice "Bea" Carr Stuart and adopted one of her daughters, Elizabeth "Liz" Cordia


In 1956, following his period as a wildcatter, he founded the company that would later become Mesa Petroleum


He graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in geology in 1951


Pickens chaired the celebration of the 40th anniversary of The American Spectator, a conservative U


When the oil boom in Oklahoma ended in the late 1930s, Pickens' family moved to Amarillo, Texas

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