Chris Cline

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Christopher Cline (July 5, 1958 – July 4, 2019) was an American billionaire businessman and philanthropist. He was most active in the coal mining industry. He is said to have have been responsible for reviving the Illinois coal industry. As of March 2013, he was the majority owner of Foresight Reserves LP, with the headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. He had a net worth of US$1.8 billion at the time of his death in 2019.[1]

Cline was born in Beckley, West Virginia. He was married twice and had four children.

On July 4, 2019, one day before his 61st birthday, Cline died in a helicopter crash in the Abaco Islands of the Bahamas.[2]

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  1. "Forbes profile: Christopher Cline". Forbes. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  2. Stack, Liam; Mariel, Padilla (July 5, 2019). "Chris Cline, Coal Mining Entrepreneur, Is Killed in Helicopter Crash". The New York Times. Retrieved July 6, 2019.