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Aubrey McClendon

American businessman

Died when: 56 years 232 days (679 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Aubrey McClendon

Aubrey Kerr McClendon (July 14, 1959 – March 2, 2016) was an American, businessman and the founder and chief executive officer of American Energy Partners, LP.

He also co-founded Chesapeake Energy, serving as its CEO and chairman.He was an outspoken advocate for natural gas as an alternative to oil and coal fuels, and a pioneer in employing fracking.

McClendon was a part-owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s Oklahoma City Thunder franchise, and was part of the ownership group that moved the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City in 2008.

On March 1, 2016, McClendon was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiring "to rig bids for the purchase of oil and natural gas leases in northwest Oklahoma".

He died the following day, March 2, 2016, in a single-vehicle collision.


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