How Taking Risks Made Chesapeake Energy's Ex-CEO a Billionaire

March 3, 2016 6:26 PM

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Aubrey McClendon, a billionaire entrepreneur who founded a natural gas business that twice made the Inc. 5000 list of the country's fastest-growing companies, has died.

McClendon, 56, who founded Chesapeake Energy Corp. in 1989 and served as its chief executive, is credited with leading the domestic energy boom. His company is known for spearheading the rise of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial process where natural gas is removed from deep withi...

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