T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital Management
Scott Mlyn | CNBC
Magnates and friends of prominent wildcatter T. Boone Pickens remembered him fondly in comments to CNBC following his passing.
Pickens died Wednesday of natural causes at age 91.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC’s Becky Quick on Thursday that “they grow big personalities in Texas, but none could top Boone.”
“I never was with him that it wasn’t fun,” Buffett added.
A fellow hedge fund founder, Carl Icahn similarly remembered Pickens’ wit and Texan charm, describing their similar approaches to how they thought companies should be run. Pickens, like Icahn, developed a reputation as a “corporate raider” in the 1980s, buying up…