Originally posted on College Spun  |  Last updated 9/16/13
It’s been a rough seven days for T. Boone Pickens, Oklahoma State’s largest benefactor. First, his alma mater was the target of Sports Illustrated’s ‘The Dirty Game’ report — Pickens released a response calling it “disappointing.” Now, the insanely wealthy figure is being chided for, you know, not having enough money. This morning, Darren Rovell tweeted about Pickens no longer being a bilionaire. Of course, this means that Pickens has lost a lot of money recently, but he took it all in stride and responded perfectly: Forbes says that Oklahoma State booster @boonepickens is no longer a billionaire. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2013 .@darrenrovell Don’t worry. At $950 million, I’m doing fine. Funny, my $1 billion charitable giving exceeds my net worth. @Forbes @RMac18 — T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) September 16, 2013 For what it’s worth, I love @boonepickens. He taught me the word “piss ant.” — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 16, 2013 Gotta hand this one to Pickens — he probably is doing just fine, and it’s hard to hate on somebody who is being incredibly charitable with his hard-earned money. On the flip side, I don’t think that Rovell actually meant his first tweet to come out maliciously, although tagging Pickens in it was an odd choice.
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