Richard Dan Kinder is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is known for co-founding the energy and pipeline corporation Kinder Morgan Inc. and is currently the Executive Chairman of the company. Kinder was born on October 19th, 1944, at Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
He went to the University of Missouri from where he received his BA and JD. He was also the member of Sigma Nu Fraternity there. Apart from being a successful businessman, he is also known for being very generous and supporting various charitable causes.
Let us now take a look at the esteemed Kinder Family
Richard’s parents belonged to the working class American society and raised him along with his siblings in the suburbs of Missouri.
Kinder Spouse – Anne Kinder & Nancy Goins Kinder
Anne Kinder was Richard’s first wife, whom he divorced in the year 1996. With Anne he had his only child. He remarried again with Nancy, who is his current wife.
Richard Kinder is known to have one child. Not much is known about him or her.
As of 2015, Richard Kinder has a net worth of USD 8.1 billion. This makes him the 100th richest person in the world and the 39th richest in the United States.
Kinder is responsible for executing his company’s vision and placing and utilizing funds towards the welfare of his company as well as its employees. When he’d first started out, Kinder Morgan was only a small company with only 175 employees. Under his leadership, the company expanded and grew to a worth of $110 billion with 12,000 employees.
At the moment, he owns 11% of Kinder Morgan in shares and is paid just $1 as his salary. The company rose to be on the list of the Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies in America and was known as the top company in all sectors for its ‘Quality of Management’. Richard has also received the Morningstar’s prestigious ‘CEO of the Year’ Award and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
He and his wife Nancy are known for supporting many social causes. They are co-founders of the Kinder Foundation, which supports education and helps preserve the environment for the better. Not only this, they have donated millions in this effort to sustain a better education system in the United States. Back in 2010, they donated $15 million to the Rice University and $50 million for establishing greenery by developing parks in the Houston area.