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?
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 –…
The last tycoon.
Boone Pickens and his protege, David Batchelder, built Mesa Petroleum into an energy giant. Now Pickens’ empire is crumbling and his former aide is leading the charge against him.