Whenever T. Boone Pickens brings up the importance of getting America the energy plan it deserves, someone always says, "Boone, let's not pick winners and losers. Let's let the market decide." There's only problem with that statement. When it comes to the world's oil supply, there is no free market. OPEC sets the price, and they have for decades. Believe it or not, 70 percent of the world's oil is state-owned. But it's a whole different story when it comes to natural gas.
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The breadth of T. Boone Picken's career is staggering.
Growing up where the pavement ends, the West begins, and the Rock Island crossed the Frisco.
T. Boone Pickens was one of the first corporate businessmen to focus on maximizing shareholder value.
From changing the face of Big Oil to drawing national attention to corporate governance issues, T. Boone Pickens has had a lasting impact on Corporate America.
From the oilfield to the boardroom, T. Boone Pickens' leadership skills are legendary.
A lifelong athlete and firm believer in the benefits of physical fitness, T. Boone Pickens led the way in bringing health and fitness into the workplace.
T. Boone Pickens has always followed his own path. A number of his initiatives reflect a long-standing vision about America's reliance on fossil fuels and his love for both the land and individual rights.
During his career, T. Boone Pickens has created thousands of jobs and given nearly half a billion dollars to social, environmental and educational causes.
A straight shooter, T. Boone Pickens has a way with words. His one-of-a-kind expressions or "booneisms" are legendary.
Throughout his career, T. Boone Pickens and the many issues he champions have been the subject of some of the nation¹s best cartoons. Today, Boone has an impressive collection of signed original cartoons depicting him and his work.
There's no question that T. Boone Pickens is headline material. From the Wall Street Journal to the International Herald Tribune, Pickens is a fixture in the U.S. and international media.
T. Boone Pickens is currently the chairman and CEO of BP Capital, which operates energy focused commodity and equity funds. He is also the largest shareholder in Clean Energy, the largest provider of vehicular natural gas (CNG and LNG) in North America with a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, shuttle, taxi, police, intrastate and interstate trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets.