Richard Kinder
Richard Kinder

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Name: Richard Kinder
Occupation: Energy
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 19, 1944
Age: 76
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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Richard Kinder

Richard Kinder was born on October 19, 1944 in Houston, Texas, United States (76 years old). Richard Kinder is an Energy, zodiac sign: Scorpio. Find out Richard Kindernet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$11 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $11 Billion, Richard Kinder is the # 146 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Richard Kinder Net Worth Detail

In 2014, Kinder was listed on Forbes Richest People in the US. Kinder is one of the seven self-made billionaires from Houston on the list, with a net worth of $11 billion. As such, he is the 41st richest American citizen.

Biography Timeline


Richard Kinder was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in 1944. He received a BA in 1966 and a JD in 1968, both from the University of Missouri. In college, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity.


He is the chairman of the board of trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and serves as chairman of the Kinder Foundation. He previously served as a member of the board of Baker Hughes, Transocean and Waste Management, as a national board member of the Smithsonian Institution and is a past chairman of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. A Republican, he campaigned for Bush-Quayle in 1992, for Bush-Cheney in 2004, for John McCain in 2008, and for Kay Bailey Hutchison and Tom DeLay.


He began his career in the energy business as an attorney with Florida Gas Transmission, which eventually became Enron Corporation, after a series of mergers He had been friends with its founder, Kenneth Lay, in college. From 1990 to December 1996, he served as its President and COO. He resigned from Enron in 1996 to start a new pipeline company with college friend William V. Morgan. They purchased Enron Liquids Pipeline for $40 million. They also merged with KN Energy. After a number of acquisitions, the most prominent being El Paso Corporation, Kinder Morgan became the largest midstream energy company in North America.

He is twice married, with one child from his first marriage. His divorce was in 1996, the same year he left Enron, and he immediately married Nancy McNeil who was Ken Lay's assistant until Lay's death in 2006 and was a member of Rudy Giuliani's presidential committee from 2007-08. He lives in Houston, Texas.


The Kinders founded the Kinder Foundation in an effort to support education and the Greater Houston area by promoting preservation and accessibility to parks and green space. Through the foundation, the Kinders donated $15 million to Rice University in 2010 to support and rename the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, formerly Rice's Institute for Urban Research.


In October 2013, it was announced that the foundation would give $50 million to the Houston Parks Board for the Bayou Greenways 2020 Project, which connects greenspaces along Houston's bayous and creates parkland.


In 2014, Kinder was listed on Forbes Richest People in the US. Kinder is one of the seven self-made billionaires from Houston on the list, with a net worth of $11 billion. As such, he is the 41st richest American citizen.

In 2014, the Kinder Foundation made possible the Kinder Forum on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri, a new program to support excellence in the teaching and study of American constitutional and democratic traditions. In 2015, the foundation made an endowed gift of $25 million to MU to provide permanent support for the renamed Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Also, The Kinder Foundation committed a principal gift of $50 million to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for the redevelopment of its 14-acre campus which was unveiled in January 2015.


In 2015, Kinder and his wife Nancy donated $2 million to a Super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.


In October 2016, the Kinder Foundation obtained perpetual naming rights to Houston’s High School For the Performing and Visual Arts for $7.5 million. The contract was approved by the school board after the Kinder Foundation said it would withdraw the funds if the board did not vote, six days after public announcement of the deal. In April 2017, in response to a petition asking the Kinders to give the name back, Richard Kinder to wrote to the Superintendent of Houston Independent School District. Citing negative controversy, he offered to release the naming rights but did not request or suggest that the original name be restored. The issue is unresolved. The name change will be effective when the new downtown school building is occupied, expected in January 2019.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Nancy Kinder Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Richard Kinder is 76 years, 8 months and 0 days old. Richard Kinder will celebrate 77th birthday on a Tuesday 19th of October 2021. Below we countdown to Richard Kinder upcoming birthday.


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67th birthday - Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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