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T. Boone Pickens net worth:
$950 Million

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T. Boone Pickens Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

T. Boone Pickens is a successful financier and a businessman. He is mostly known as the chairman of BP Capital Management. What is more, Pickens has released 3 books: The Luckiest Guy in the World, The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a life of Comebacks and America’s Energy Future and Boone. You might think how rich is T. Boone Pickens? It has been estimated that Pickens’s net worth is about 1 billion dollars. This sum of money has mainly come from his successful career as a businessman. What is more, Boone is also known for his philanthropic activities.

T. Boone Pickens Net Worth $1 Billion

Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., or simply known as T. Boone Pickens, was born in 1928, in Oklahoma. While only 12 years old, Boone delivered newspapers. While doing this job he learned the basics of business and was able to use that knowledge and experience in the future. Pickens studied at Oklahoma A&M. After finishing his studies he started to work at Phillips Petroleum. Later, in 1956 Boone himself created the company, which is now known as Mesa Petroleum. From that time T. Boone Pickens’s net worth started to grow quickly. Pickens was very successful at this business and was able to make decisions that made him popular and acclaimed in the business world.

T. Boone Pickens was also a part of the United Shareholders Association and helped to create this association. In 1996 Boone sold Mesa Petroleum and created another company called Pioneer Natural Resources. In 1997 he also created BP Capital Management. These actions had a huge impact on the growth of Boone’s net worth. In 2009 Boone received the Bower Award for his success as a businessman.

As it was mentioned before, T. Boone Pickens is also known for his philanthropic actions. A lot of money from T. Boone Pickens’s net worth went to charity and most of it to Oklahoma State University. Pickens has also donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, The University of Texas, Happy Hill Farm Academy/ Home, Downtown Dallas YMCA and many other institutions. Boone does not use his money only for himself, he tries to help others and make this world a little bit better. Because of his philanthropic activities he has received the Effecting Change Award and also was named as the Texan of the Year. What is more, Boones is included in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

All in all, it could be said that T. Boone Pickens is one of the most successful businessmen. From a very young age he started learning the things that later were essential for his career. Boone has achieved a lot during his career and has helped a lot of people. He is not only a successful businessman but also a very generous person. Pickens’s high net worth allows him to do many good things in society and he tries to help as much as he can. Although he is 86 years old already there is still a chance that T. Boone Pickens’s net worth will grow in the future.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cavuto on Business 2014 TV Series Himself - Oil & Gas Tycoon
CBS This Morning 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Chairman, BP Capital Management / Himself - Guest
Fox News Sunday 2012 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
The Early Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 2008-2011 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2008-2010 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Houston, We Have a Problem 2009 Documentary Himself - Chairman, BP Capital
Real Time with Bill Maher 2009 TV Series Himself
Meet the Press 2008 TV Series Himself
Texas Monthly Talks 2008 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
60 Minutes 2006-2008 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "T. Boone Pickens") / Himself - Oil Tycoon (segment "The Oil Sands")
Frontline 2008 TV Series documentary Himself - President, BP Capital
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2008 TV Series Himself
Squawk Box 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Flow: For Love of Water 2008 Documentary Himself - Entrepreneur

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gasland Part II 2013 Documentary Himself
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Windfall 2010 Documentary Himself
2012: Time for Change 2010 Documentary Himself
GasLand 2010 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Oil Tycoon (segment "The Oil Sands")

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#Fact
1 Release of his book, "Boone".
2 Release of his book, "The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future".
3 Takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s.
4 Founder and chairman of Mesa Petroleum.
5 Founder and chairman of the hedge fund BP Capital Management.


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