Self-made-man is emblematic of the success in the United States in 60 years, T. Boone Pickens died on September 11, 2019. According to his foundation, his death is due to "natural causes". He was very depressed because of a number of cardiovascular accidents.
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For most young people, he will remain the author of one of the "clashes" the most famous of Twitter in the United States. While the rapper Drake, some 60 years her junior exclaimed on the social network that the first million was the hardest to win, Pickens said: "the first billion, it is far more difficult"! Success guaranteed.
Considered a "good customer" by the media, they have sometimes scratched. Thus the New York Times has claimed that his multiple raids hostile on competitors - rarely successful but still profitable - have earned him the title of man of affairs "the most hated" America. Paradoxically, Pickens, was also considered a philanthropist. It has redistributed, through his foundation, more than a billion dollars. For the little story, it was one of the promoters of well-being in the business.With 2,500 dollars
Born may 22, 1928 in Holdenville, a small town in Oklahoma, he began very young in the business, in extending for example to the adjacent neighborhoods, the distribution of local newspapers. Suffice to say that he was a born entrepreneur. His legend says he founded his empire with 2500 dollars only.
This is a geologist by training has been one of the pioneers of the oil and gas industry. Founder of Mesa Petroleum in 1957, he became one of the first groups of natural gas and oil independent of the United States. T. Boone Pickens has also made a name for calling for more rights for shareholders and by arguing that the compensation of the officers of a company should be correlated to the fate of the action. In the 80s, this idea was revolutionary...Proponent of shale gas
active Support of Donald Trump, the Republican has not always hesitated to participate in the political debate. It is thus that he has funded to the beating of millions of dollars in a campaign to smear the service records -yet impeccable - John Kerry during the Vietnam war. Kerry was trying to take the chair of George W. Bush to the White House.
In July 2008, T. Boone Pickens has not hesitated to pay $ 100 million into a broad campaign to expose the reliance of the United States, the oil cartel (OPEC) . The objective will be finally reached in December 2018. For the first time in decades, the United States exported about a week more of petroleum products than they imported.
To get there, T. Boone Pickens has tirelessly promoted the exploitation of shale gas to lead the United States to this energy independence that he has fought tooth and nail. And from 2017, the United States became a net exporter of gas for the first time in 60 years.
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