T. Boone Pickens

BP Capital Management

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T. Boone Pickens is a geologist, entrepreneur in the oil and gas industry and chair of the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He is also the author of "The First Billion is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future." He is an outspoken advocate for U.S. energy independence and advocates for an energy plan in public appearances and through his Pickens Plan website.

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