T. Boone Pickens
T. Boone Pickens is a renowned name in the American corporate world. He is the founder and chairman of Pickens and chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. Boone is famous for his stand on the need for the U.S. to remain independent of foreign oil. This, he holds, is dependent on the advancement of alternative renewable energy sources (Handbook of Texas Online & Flynn, n. d). This paper briefly examines T. Boon Pickens` biography with special emphasis on his career and role in corporate America.
Born in Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S.A on May 22, 1928, Thomas Boone Pickens` father was a landman, tasked with finding landowners willing and ready to lease out their mineral rights and then sell such leases to oil companies (