Richard Kinder Success Story
Richard Kinder is the co-founder and executive chairman of Kinder Morgan Inc. He is an American business tycoon. His corporation mainly deals with energy and pipeline.
Kinder was born in 1944 in Missouri. He completed his graduation in from University of Missouri. He served as a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity during his college.
Kinder began his career with a Florida Gas Station which became Enron Corporation as a result of several mergers. He served as the President and COO of Enron Corporation for six years.
He started his business career after resigning from Enron Corporation in 1996. He started a new pipeline company and purchased Enron Liquids Pipeline. Eventually Kinder Morgan became the largest energy company in North America after a series of acquisitions.
Currently he serves as the chairman of the board of trustees of Museum of Fine Arts and is the chairman of Kinder Foundation. Kinder operates primarily in transport of natural gas through pipelines, refined petroleum products, CO2 and crude oil.
Kinder is also the founder of Kinder Foundation. Kinder Foundation focuses on supporting education and promotes prevention of parks and green space. Kinder Foundation’s potential made the Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy possible at the University of Missouri.
Kinder is frugal and disciplined. He keeps a check on the money he earns and the money that is going out. He pays himself a salary of $1 a year in salary. Kinder also focuses on building parks and education.
He also donates on providing a healthy atmosphere to improve the quality of life. He is the man behind the responsible for developing and executing the visions of the company strategy. Kinder is one of the seven self made businessmen in the United States.
Kinder married twice. He divorced his first wife in 1996 and is blessed with one child. Currently he is married to Nancy Kinder.
Kinder Morgan is titled as Most Admired Companies in America by Forbes magazine. Kinder announced that the Kinder Foundation would donate $50 million to the Museum of Fine Arts for the development of its campus.