Joe Nocera’s pitched profile of then-little-known T. Boone Pickens got him unprecedented access to Pickens’s 1982 attempt to take over Cities Service.
In his plainspoken, hilariously vivid vernacular, the Texas oilman constantly spun tales about good times and bad.
The Dallas oilman and corporate raider's long, complicated history as an aw-shucks billionaire.
Joyce Pickens—interior designer and granddaughter of T. Boone—gives us a tour of her adopted hometown.
The entrepreneur and financier confronts mortality in the most Texan of ways: by putting his beloved ranch on the market.
Plus: Wind power soars past coal in Texas, T. Boone Pickens puts his giant ranch up for sale, and former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is on his last legs as Secretary of State.
An energy plan in two parts: don’t screw up what we have going for us, and don’t settle for what we’ve done so far.
The couple is splitting after seven years of marriage.
What does energy magnate T. Boone Pickens tweet for fun when there's no Oklahoma State game? Would you believe, he throws down against rapper Drake?
From H. Ross Perot to the people who will run Texas in the nineties, from couples with clout to the Brownwood Mafia, we present the most complete guide to power in Texas ever compiled.
The controversial home of an embattled college president is a symbol of a Panhandle brawl full of conspiracies.
T. Boone Pickens’s office cabinet.
Our April “Home Plates” package included “Last Meals” from Jim Lehrer (“no dessert or coffee” – with good reason), Willie Nelson, Jason Moran (who takes up for mac-and-cheese as a vegetable), Charles Butt, Karen Hughes and Governor Rick Perry (bing-cherry congealed salad with cream cheese and pecan topping –
This is an amazing story. In short: Boone gave $165 million to Oklahoma State, his alma mater, for an upgrade of its athletic facilities. The gift came with strings attached, that Boone would stipulate how it was to be managed. OSU regents wanted to put the money in the bank;
Our most iconic oil and gas man, lately a water marauder and now a celebrated windcatter, has saved himself a couple of times in his eighty glorious years. Who’s to say he can’t save America?
“The record’s clean. I’m sure that I haven’t done everything that everyone would like me to do. But I’ve never hurt anybody.”
Boone Pickens no longer wears a tie. Herein lies a tale.
The last tycoon.
Celebrity land deals—not.
Boone Pickens and his protégé, David Batchelder, built Mesa Petroleum into an energy giant. Now Pickens’ empire is crumbling and his former aide is leading the charge against him.
An old hand at Pickens-watching reveals the key to the Amarillo oilman’s corporate-takeover antics.
The inside story of Boone Pickens’ adventures in the Wall Street merger game, featuring action, suspense, drama, a few laughs, and a special guest appearance by President Ronald Reagan.