T. Boone Pickens was born on May 22, 1928, and from Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S. He was in the oil tycoon and corporate raider and on September 11, 2019, Pickens passed away at the age of 91.
Furthermore, his death was natural causes and on September 11, 2019, he was surrounded by friends and family during his last moment. He had battled back from a series of strokes and further head injuries sustained in a 2017 fall.
The tribute on Pickens’ website says that memorial services will be held for Pickens in Dallas and Stillwater, Oklahoma. Pickens was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and die-hard supporter of the school’s sports teams. He will be buried at Karsten Creek Golf Club, the home of the school’s golf team.
In 1956, he founded the company called Mesa Petroleum and it was the largest independent oil companies in the world. Pickens’ Forbes profile refers to him as a “legendary energy executive, advocate for shareholder rights, and philanthropic leader.”
Pickens was a contributor to the Republican party, backing George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004, even challenging Secretary of State John Kerry’s wartime credentials amid the swiftboat scandal. Later, In 2008, Pickens put his support behind New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Since 1980, Pickens has made over $5 million in political donations. In May 2012, Pickens was awarded the Albert Schweitzer Leadership Award by the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation for his lifetime of accomplishments and in particular for the example that he has set for the future leaders of the world.
Furthermore, in 2003, Pickens was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
How old was T. Boone Pickens? was born on May 22, 1928, and from Holdenville, Oklahoma, U.S and was 91 years old as of 2019. He was the son of Thomas Boone Pickens (father) and Grace (mother).
Boone’s father worked as an oil and mineral landman (rights leaser) during World War II and his mother ran the local Office of Price Administration, rationing gasoline and other goods in three counties.
He completed his education from Texas A&M on a basketball scholarship and then was transferred to Oklahoma A&M where he majored in geology. In his college career, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Later, graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in geology in 1951. After graduation, he worked at Phillips Petroleum as employee till 1954.
Pickens was married five times in his life, to Lynn O’Brien, between 1949 and 1971, Beatrice Carr, between 1972 and 1998, Nelda Cain, between 2000 and 2004, Madeline Paulson, between 2005 and 2012 and Toni Brinker, between 2014 and 2017.
Pickens is survived by his five children, Deborah Pickens Stovall, Pam Pickens Grace, Michael Pickens, Tom Pickens, and Liz Pickens Cordia, as well as 11 grandchildren. Pickens’ grandson, T-Boone Pickens IV, died on January 2013 after taking a mixture of heroin and Xanax.
Estimated Net Worth of him is $500 Million USD as of 2019.