After graduating from Oklahoma State with a geology degree, T. Boone Pickens knew that energy was the sector for him.
In his 60-year business career — first as a corporate raider, then as a legendary oil man — Pickens has become one of the most successful institutional managers focused on the oil and natural gas markets. Through various funds at BP Capital, T. Boone Pickens has amassed quite a fortune — estimated to be worth around $950 million — and has become an outspoken proponent of American energy independence.
So when Boone talks, investors should listen.
And while T. Boone Pickens is outspoken and appears regularly on financial television, the latest window into his thoughts comes from BP Capital’s latest 13F filing. Despite being dated for the end of the third quarter, the filing gives regular retail investors access to what the celebrated oilman is thinking. And that means grade-A stock ideas.
Here are five of Pickens’ best-looking holdings.