Christopher Cline
Name: Christopher Cline
Real Name: Chris Cline
Occupation: Energy
Gender: Male
Birth Day: July 5, 1958
Age: 62
Birth Place: North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Christopher Cline

Christopher Cline was born on July 5, 1958 in North Palm Beach, Florida, United States (62 years old). Christopher Cline is an Energy, zodiac sign: Leo. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: $1.9 Billion. With the net worth of $1.9 Billion, Christopher Cline is the #831 richest person on earth all the time in our database.

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$1.9 Billion
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# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Alex L. Cline Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Christopher L. Cline Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Candice L. Cline Children N/A N/A N/A
#4 Kameron N. Cline Children N/A N/A N/A
#5 Sabrina Cline Spouse N/A N/A N/A
#6 Kelly Cline Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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Biography

Biography Timeline

1958

Cline was born in Beckley, West Virginia, on July 5, 1958. Cline's father was Paul Cline. Cline's mother was Lassie Justice Cline.

1980

Cline's grandfather mined for coal with a pickaxe around Beckley, West Virginia, in the early 20th century. At the age of six, Cline's father, Paul, asked him to fill a paper bag with dirt, paying him a penny for each bag. Cline dug the dirt from under the porch of their bungalow in Isaban, West Virginia. His father used the dirt bags in mine-blasting. Within two years, their porch had collapsed. According to Cline, his father had told him to "support the roof better". In 1980, Cline's father bought out his partner then gave the shares to Cline, who was then 21 years old.

In 1980 at age 22, Cline became an underground miner and founded his own energy development company, the Cline Group in 1990. In 2006 he organized Foresight Energy to manage his Illinois Basin coal rights. Foresight Energy went public in 2014 on the New York Stock Exchange. Cline sold off most of his share of Foresight in 2015, for $1.4 billion.

1987

Cline's first wife was Sabrina J. Holley Cline. They had a daughter, Candice. In September 1987, Cline's first wife died from breast cancer. She was 28 years old. In 1993, Cline married Kelly, his second wife. In 2000, Cline divorced Kelly Cline. Cline had two sons and two daughters, Christopher Logan Cline, Alex Tanner Cline, Kameron Cline, and Candice Cline.

2005

In 2005, Cline Group built its Williamson longwall mining operation south of West Frankfort, Illinois.

2008

The company SNL Financial reported in 2008 that Deer Run coal mine in Montgomery County, Illinois, a project of Cline's Hillsboro Energy LLC, would produce up to eight million tons annually until 2016. In the same report, Cline's representatives stated he was aiming for an annual coal production of 60 million tons from his Illinois operations.

Cline owned two megayachts that he christened "Mine Games". The first was a 164-footer built by Trinity Yachts, delivered in 2008. He sold the yacht in 2013, later purchasing another 205-foot (62 m) larger luxury yacht that he also christened "Mine Games". Mine Games, which had five staterooms and its own submarine, was designed and built by Italy-based Benetti in 2010. Cline sold the yacht in the fall of 2018.

2010

Cline defended coal as a source of low-cost energy, saying in a 2010 interview "As far as the social acceptability of coal, I like to think Iā€™m part of supplying the cheapest energy in America."

2011

In May 2011, the School of Medicine and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of West Virginia University received a $5 million donation from Cline through his Cline Family Foundation. The donation created the Christopher Cline Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and helped fund a new basketball practice facility.

In July 2011, Marshall University received a donation of $5 million from the Cline Family Foundation for sports medicine research.

In 2011, Cline's daughter Candice, a director of a foundation, married James Graham Kenan.

2012

On August 20, 2012, Vivek Shah was arrested for the attempted extortion of Chris Cline, Harvey Weinstein, and three other individuals. On or around June 26, 2012, Shah threatened to kill members of Cline's family if $13 million was not wired to an offshore bank account. A seven-count felony indictment against Shah was filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in September 2012, and in 2013 he was sentenced to seven years in prison.

2014

In 2014, Chris Cline Athletic Complex, an indoor football practice facility at Marshall University, was dedicated for Cline.

2015

In 2015, Jasper Reserves, LLC, owned by Cline, donated one million dollars to Super PACs supporting the presidential candidacy of Jeb Bush.

2017

Illinois holds a 250-year supply of coal, providing the state with the largest recoverable coal reserve in the United States. In 2017, the state consumed nearly $1.4 billion of coal, with coal mining operations located in 12 counties. However, Illinois coal has too much sulfur to be burned by most power plants because of pollution control requirements. Cline, who spent $300 million on mining rights and equipment in Illinois in the 1990s, had foreseen that the United States Environmental Protection Agency would require power plants to use scrubbers in removing pollutants, which would bring coal back into viability for electricity generation.

2019

On July 4, 2019, Cline died in a helicopter crash in Grand Cay, Bahamas. He was 60 years old.

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Currently, Christopher Cline is 63 years, 3 months and 20 days old. Christopher Cline will celebrate 64th birthday on a Tuesday 5th of July 2022.

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