T. Boone Pickens was an American oil magnate and financier who made a career in oil exploration in the 1950s and 1960s and became an (in)famous corporate raider in the 1980s. Picken’s fortune in 2019 amounted to $1.4 billion and he gave away almost as much during his life. The book was published in 2008 and is primarily a biography but also consists of a plethora of “Booneisms” that convey Picken’s life lessons. In September 2019, Pickens died at the age of 91.
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