Chris Cline is an American billionaire mining entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. However, on July 4, 2019, he lost his life in a helicopter crash in the Bahamas with six other people one day before his 61st birthday.
He started working in coal mines at age 15 and his grandfather mined for coal with a pickax around Beckley, West Virginia in the early 20th century. Later, his father asked him to fill a paper bag with dirt, paying him a penny for each bag. However, Within two years, their porch had collapsed.
In 2014, coal mining company went public and netting him $1.4 billion, and he opened a mine in Nova Scotia in 2017, according to Forbes. The magazine reports that Cline used some of his money to buy a Lamborghini “and a 200-foot yacht called my Games.”
According to the March 2013, Chris was the majority owner of Foresight Reserves LP, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, and Bloomberg called him as the “New King Coal” and his website bio read that “Chris Cline is the founder of Foresight Energy. Mr. Cline has more than 35 years of experience in the coal industry.”
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After the news of his death, Brenton Southern Baptist Church wrote on Facebook: “Unfortunately we have confirmed by the family that Chris Cline was in a helicopter crash very early in the morning near the Bahamas. There are reports of several others aboard the helicopter including his younger daughter. Chris was one of the twelve charter members of our church when it began nearly 50 years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We will post more as it develops.”
Later, the Bahamian official, The Palm Beach Post reported that the helicopter crashed between Grand Cay and Fort Lauderdale, killing seven people on board. Still, it’s not clear which of his daughter is dead.
The governor of West Virginia named Jim Justice wrote on Twitter “Today we lost a WV superstar and I lost a very close friend. Our families go back to the beginning of the Cline empire – Pioneer Fuel. Chris Cline built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give. What a wonderful, loving, and giving man.”
How old is he? was born on July 5, 1958, and he is 62 years old as of 2019. Chris was married to his first wife Sabrina but in 1987 she passed away due to cancer. Later, he married his second spouse Kelly in the year 1993 and they share a daughter named Kameron Cline and Candice Cline Kenan, and two sons named Christopher and Alex.
In 2000, Chris and Kelly got a divorce from each other.
Estimated Net Worth of him is $1.8 Billion USD as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 8 Inch tall and weighs around 68 KG.
Full Name: Chris Cline
Nick Name: Chris
DOB: July 5, 1958
Born: Beckley, West Virginia, U.S.
Famous for: Billionaire mining entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist.
Age: 62 years as of 2019.
College: Marshall University
School: High School
Height: 5 feet 8 Inch Tall
Weight: 68 KG
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Brown
Marital Status: Divorced
Favorites and hobbies
Hobbies: Travelling and Cycling
Favorite Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
Favorite Actress: Emilia Clarke
Favorite Destination: Netherland
Favorite Food: Sea Food
Relationships, Affairs, Dating, Girlfriend
Dating history: Will Update
Ex-Wife: Sabrina and Kelly
Net worth: $1.8 Billion USD
Social Media Accounts
Twitter Account: Yes
Facebook Account: Yes
Instagram Account: Yes