T. Boone Pickens


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T. Boone Pickens

An American oilman and business man. He founded an oil company, Mesa Petroleum, in 1956, and built it into one of the largest independent oil companies in the world. In the 1980s, Mesa was deeply involved in mergers and acquisitions, buying and attempting to buy companies much larger than it was. Pickens developed a reputation as a greenmailer, one who buys stock in a company and forces the company to buy it back at a large premium to avoid a hostile takeover. In 1997, he established BP Capital Management, which manages hedge funds. He is also a noted patron of his alma mater, Oklahoma State University. He was born in 1928.
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These venues include the university's nearly 57,000 seat T. Boone Pickens football stadium and Gallagher-Iba Arena, the oldest basketball arena in the Big 12, and home to more national championships than any other facility in America.
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T. Boone Pickens, who founded Mesa Power Group to develop renewable energy projects as part of his comprehensive plan to enhance national energy security (The Pickens Plan)., said, 'This is an important milestone for our Minnesota project.