George Kaiser is the chairman of BOK Financial Corporation in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
HOW DID HE MAKE HIS MONEY?
He took over Kaiser-Francis Oil Company in 1969 for his dad after a heart attack. Under George’s management, it became the 23rd largest nonpublic energy exploration company in the U.S. by 2010.
DOES HE OWN ANYTHING COOL?
Yes! He owns the investment group that owns the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA and its minor league affiliate the Tulsa 66ers.
DID YOU KNOW?
His nephew is actor Tim Blake Nelson whom you might know from movies like The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and several parts in popular TV shows.