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• T. Boone Pickens, the legendary Texas oilman, passed away yesterday at age 91.

The Dallas Morning News, which published a 22-page obituary for Pickens, notes that he “wasn't a billionaire when he died, with his last reported net worth standing at a mere $500 million. That's because he'd given away more than $1 billion to philanthropic and educational causes.”
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