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Thomas B. Pickens

Mesa Petroleum Company

1964 - 1996

Utilities & Energy

1960 b. 1928
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateOklahoma State University
Personal
Born-Died1928
BirthplaceOklahoma (OK)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1960

Starting his career with only a small drilling, exploration and production firm, Pickens developed a knack for acquiring oil-rich properties. His luck afforded him the wealth he used to begin his famous string of attempted hostile takeovers of other oil industry giants. Though none of Pickensí proposed takeovers have succeeded, each attempt proved profitable enough to continually finance his quest.