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America's Richest Oilmen 

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Updated June 14, 2019 8.5k views 16 items

Each worth more than a billion dollars, America's richest oilmen reign supreme in the United States gas and oil industry as well as among all people in the country. It is no coincidence that the richest oilmen are also some of the richest people in the United States, with many ranking on other top lists from Forbes magazine such as the Forbes 400 as the 400 richest people in America.

Coming in at the top of the list, two brothers, Charles and David Koch, who operate Koch Industries, are worth between $14 and $17.5 billion each. Combined, the Koch brothers blow all other oilmen out of the water in terms of wealth, but also rank atop all others individually too. The next closest competitor, George Kaiser of Kaiser-Francis Oil, is only estimated at a measly $10 billion.

The term "oilmen" suggests that the richest in the oil industry in America are all men, however that is not the case. Coming in 11th, Lynn Schusterman is estimated at $1.5 billion and clearly competes just fine with the males on this list. Schusterman, of Samson Resources, made a name for herself in the industry after taking over the business left by her late husband.

Be them brothers, individuals, men or women, these billionaires are filthy rich and all earned that ridiculous amount of money though the oil business.
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Koch Brothers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Koch Brothers
Koch Industries; Charles Koch, $17.5 billion, and David Koch, $14 billion
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George B. Kaiser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 76 from Tulsa, Oklahoma
Kaiser-Francis Oil; $10 billion
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Harold Hamm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 73 from Lexington, Oklahoma
Harold Hamm Tank Truck Service and Continental Resources; $5.5 billion
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Bass Brothers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Bass Brothers
Bass Enterprises Production; Robert Bass, $4.5 billion, Sid Bass, $2 billion, Lee Bass, $2 billion, and Edward Bass, $1.8 billion
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Richard Kinder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 74 from Missouri
Kinder Morgan; $3.5 billion
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Ray L. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 75 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Hunt Oil and Hunt Petroleum; $3 billion
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William Koch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William Koch
Koch Industries and Oxbow; $3 billion
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Tim Headington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
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Jeffrey Hildebrand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
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Trevor Rees-Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 50 from Rinteln, Germany
Barnett Shale holdings; $1.6 billion
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Lynn Schusterman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 80 from Kansas City, Missouri
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Kelcy Warren is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Kelcy Warren
Energy Transfer; $1.5 billion
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Malone Mitchell III is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Malone Mitchell III
Riata Energy and Transatlantic Petroleum; $1.2 billion
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William E. Macaulay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William E. Macaulay Age 73 from New York City, New York
First Reserve; $1.1 billion
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William Moncrief Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
William Moncrief Jr.
Madden Deep and McMoRan Exploration; $1.1 billion
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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list America's Richest Oilmen
Age 90 from Holdenville, Oklahoma, United States of America
Mesa Petroleum; $1.1 billion