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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Richard & Nancy Kinder
Occupation: Chair & CEO, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
Industry: Energy & Natural Resources
Home: Houston, Texas

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Richard Kinder is an ex-president of Enron Corp., which is Bush’s top career patron, according to the Center for Public Integrity. (See Pioneer Ken Lay for more on this natural gas giant.) Kinder and ex-Enron pipeline executive Bill Morgan bought out the stock of Enron Liquids Pipeline in ’97 and formed Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Kinder Morgan, Inc. The companies form one of the country’s largest gas pipeline interests, worth approximately $10 billion.

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