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Aubrey McClendon
Aubrey McClendon

Full Name       :          Aubrey Kerr McClendon

Born                :          14th – Jul – 1959

Zodiac Sign     :          Cancer

Height             :          186 CMS (6 Feet 1 Inches)

Birth Place      :          Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Country           :          USA

Education       :          Duke University Durham

Occupation     :          CEO

Industry          :          Business

Net worth       :          $1.2 billion

Aubrey McClendon is a man surrounded by controversy, even in his sudden mysterious death. Aubrey is a natural oil and gas industry tycoon who cofounded Chesapeake Energy Corporation. He died in a car crush that has raised a lot of eyebrows. There is speculation that Aubrey might have taken his own life. He was in his car alone and allegedly hit straight into a brick wall. Aubrey had a chance to get back on the highway, but chose not to. McClendon died on Wednesday in Oklahoma after being indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday. He was indicted for rigging bids to buy leases of oil and natural gas.

According to the Department of Justice, Aubrey began a scheme with two energy corporations between 2007 and 2012. The agreement was for the companies to avoid bidding against each other. They were to decide a winner prior the biddings in Oklahoma and allocate each other leases accordingly. Aubrey however denied the allegations as a mere scheme to tarnish his reputation. He said that he had committed his life to the oil and gas sector, to provide employment opportunities and plenty of safe gas to the country. McClendon risked 10 years in jail if evidence pointed towards him for violating the Sherman Act.

McClendon cofounded Chesapeake Energy at 29 years old in 1989. The company drilled its first two wells in May of that year in Garvin county Oklahoma. He adopted the use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques, which skyrocketed Chesapeake to tremendous growth. He was later branded a visionary leader because of these new and unconventional well drilling techniques. Forbes recognized McClendon as America’ productive C.E.O because of his tremendous works at Chesapeake.

McClendon is an advocate of natural gas because of its environment friendly abilities as opposed to alternative oil and coal fuels. In support of the natural oil industry, Aubrey cofounded a lobbying group for natural gas. He further financed a campaign to engage natural gas activists on a Texas utility plan to build 11 coal plants

McClendon left Chesapeake in 2013 following a controversy in his tenure. During this time, oil prices greatly reduced causing the company millions. Investors were concerned about the pricing, which cost Aubrey his annual bonus. He left the company that same year.

Despite his exit, his legacy still stood as a top shale gas producer in the industry. He initiated Chesapeake’s footing in Appalachia, which emerged as a renowned gas production center in the country. Aubrey’s leadership and passion for the oil and gas industry effected community in a great way. However, controversy still clung to him even after he left Chesapeake. Aubrey was accused of collaborating with a competitor to maintain low prices of the drilling rights.

Stepping down from Chesapeake did not shutter McClendon’s dreams. He founded his company where he was the C.E.O. His net worth after leaving Chesapeake was $35.6 billion. McClendon was known for working hard, and playing harder. He enjoyed the best things that money can buy. Aubrey spent lavishly by buying big homes, antique boats ad a wine cellar.

Besides the oil industry, Aubrey has invested in multiple businesses like restaurants, and real estate agencies in Oklahoma. He is also a philanthropist to private and public service.

 

Azad Moopen
Azad Moopen

Born            : April 15, 1953 (age 63), Kalpakancheri
Spouse         : Nazeera Azad
Net worth    : 1.46 billion USD (2015) Forbes
Residence    : Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Parents        : Ahmed Unni Moopen
Education    : Calicut Medical College

Azad Moopen (born 15 April 1953 in Kalpakancheri, Kerala) is an Indian physician and philanthropist, and a developer of healthcare facilities in Asia-Pacific. He is the chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, a healthcare conglomerates in the Middle East and India founded in 1987. In 2010 and 2011, he was awarded the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman and Padma Shri by the Government of India, respectively.According to Forbes, he is ranked 6th in the Top 100 Indian Leaders in UAE list, and according to Arabian Business, 29th in the 50 Richest Indians in the GCC, with the total wealth estimated to approximately $1.1 bln Forbes 2015).

Career:

In 1982, he started his career at the Calicut Medical College, where he served as a Medical Lecturer for five years before moving to Dubai in 1987. There he starting a single doctor practice at his own clinic. Over the last 26 years, he established a chain of healthcare facilities in West Asia with 175 unit hospitals, poly clinics, pharmacies and diagnostic centers in UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. His firm, Aster DM Healthcare employs about 10,000 people in the Middle East, and serves more than 7 million patients a year.

Healthcare development in India:

Dr. Azad has been involved in the development of healthcare facilities in India. MIMS hospitals directly employ about 3,000 people.

He participated in establishing the 600-bed tertiary care Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS) hospital at Kozhikode in Kerala in 2001. This was the first multi-specialty hospital in India to receive National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers accreditation in 2007. The second 150-bed MIMS hospital was set up at Kottakkal in Malappuram district in 2009.

MIMS Charitable Trust under his leadership established a rural health centre at the backward Vazhayur Panchayat near Kozhikode in 2008 and adopted 7,000 BPL members for comprehensive free out-patient and in-patient care. The trust is adopting the BPL population in the three wards around MIMS in the Corporation of Kozhikode and also plans to conduct a breast and cervical cancer screening program.

Awards and recognitions:

The following is the list of awards and recognitions received by Dr. Moopen:
    Padma Shri Awards by the Government of India(2011)
   Pravasi Bharatiya Samman by the Government of India (2010)
  Arab Health Award for “Outstanding Contribution of an Individual to the Middle East Healthcare Industry” (2010)
  Best Doctor Award by the Government of Kerala (2009)
Dubai Service Excellence Award (2004) by the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the Group
  Kerala Ratna Award by Keraleeyam presented by Shri K G Balakrishnan, Hon. Chief Justice of India, in New Delhi (2008)
Aslam Kshema Award by Kshema Foundation for outstanding effort to help economically deprived people (2009)

Azim Premji
Azim Premji

Azim Premji is the chairman of Wipro Limited, an Indian software company that is among the leaders in the industry. He also has his own private equity fund called PremjiInvest that is tasked with managing his billion dollar personal portfolio. He also donates a tidy sum to help improve health care and education.

King Abdullah bin Abul Aziz

He is the king of the oil-rich kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was also the country’s Regent from 1996 to 2005. He also served as Commander of the National Guards from 1962 to 2010.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud

He is the nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia. He is known as the “Warren Buffett of Saudi Arabia” because of his investment savvy. He is an avid collector of exotic cars, lavish palaces and expensive airplanes.