29. haRold hamm & fam­ily

Forbes - - FORBES 400 -

$17.2 bil­lion  Self-made Score: ) Source: oil & gas age: 72 reS­i­dence: ok­la­homa city Phi­lan­throPy score: His Con­ti­nen­tal Re­sources re­ported a 25% pro­duc­tion jump in the sec­ond quar­ter, to more than 150,000 bar­rels of oil a day. The son of share­crop­pers, he founded the com­pany in 1967 and built it into the largest pro­ducer in North Dakota’s Bakken for­ma­tion, the na­tion’s pre­mier oil­field. Hamm, who has Type 2 di­a­betes, has do­nated more than $30 mil­lion to the Ok­la­homa Di­a­betes Cen­ter at the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa.

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