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Richard Kinder Overview
Richard Kinder General Information
Mr. Richard Kinder is a Co-Founder and serves as Executive Chairman at Kinder Morgan. He also served as Chief Executive Officer at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners. He served as Executive Chairman and Co-founder at Kinder Morgan Management. He is responsible for developing and executing the company's vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner. Under his leadership, Kinder Morgan has grown from a small company with 175 employees and an enterprise value of $325 million to a corporation with almost 12,000 employees and an enterprise value of approximately $100 billion. He receives a salary of $1 a year and owns approximately 11 percent of Kinder Morgan. Kinder Morgan is one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies in America and was previously recognized as the top company among all industries for "Quality of Management." Mr. Kinder is a past recipient of Morningstar's CEO of the Year award. Mr. Kinder received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Missouri and served in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army. He has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards and is a life trustee and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. He also served as an Independent Director at Zenith Energy Management. He is an Angel investor.