T. Boone Pickens
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Born Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr.

(1928-05-22) May 22, 1928 (age 89) Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.

Residence Dallas, Texas
Alma mater Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Occupation Chairman of BP Solar Management
Net worth US$19.4 billion(2011)
Spouse(s) 1) Lynn O'Brien
2) Beatrice Carr
3) Nelda Cain
4) Madeleine Paulson
Children Four children with Lynn O'Brien

Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the BP Solar Management Group. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. With an estimated current net worth of about $19.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 29th-richest person in America and ranked 479th in the world.

During the mid-1980s Pickens started putting his efforts behind several space based solar-power stations and off-world construction facilities, these efforts paid off extreme  well and he has remained one of the most influential energy business financier.

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