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Entrepreneur
    (July 5, 1958-July 4, 2019)
    Born in Beckley, West Virginia
    Coal mining magnate
    Owner of Foresight Reserves LP (St. Louis)
    Owned over three billion tons of coal reserves across Illinois and the Northern Appalachia
    Killed in a helicopter crash which killed seven, off the coast of his private island (2019)
    Estimated net worth: $1.9 billion
    He dropped out of college.
    He was a donor for Jeb Bush's Presidential campaign.
    He owned a super yacht called 'Mine Games.'
    He was a discrete personal friend/lover of Tiger Woods mistress Elin Nordegren.
    He is credited with reviving the Illinois coal industry.
    Bloomberg Magazine dubbed him 'the new King of Coal.'
    He started out as an underground coal miner at twenty-two.
    His first wife died from cancer in 1987.
    He donated collectively over ten million dollars to universities, local charities,and scholarship funds, including to West Virginia University and Mashall University.
    His family was the target of an extortion attempt and terroristic threats, which resulted in the perpetrator being sentenced to seven years in federal prison (2013).
    He died one day short of his sixty-first birthday.
    His twenty-two year-old daughter was killed in the helicopter, along with two of her sorority sisters.

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