The name T. Boone Pickens may not mean much to a lot of poor people out there, so let's start things off by properly setting up the story. Pickens is the chairman of BP Capital Management, and he's made quite a bit of money over the years. How much money, you ask? Well, according to Mashable, Pickens is the 330th richest man in the United States with a net worth of $1.4 billion. That's a lot of money, by the way. You know, just in case you were keeping score.
Pickens caused a bit of a stir today when he decided to respond to 25 year-old rapper Drake's self-congratulating tweet that let all of his followers know that making the first million is actually kind of difficult. In a surprising move, Pickens retweeted Drake's boastful comment with one of his own. The exchange unfolded as follows:
The first million is the hardest.
@Drake: The first million is the hardest.
@boonepickens just stunted on me heavy.
Nothing like taking the wind out of somebody's sails. Of course, the exchange was followed closely by those curious individuals who spend an extraordinary amount of time watching the posts tick by on their Twitter home page. Instead of digging through the mess yourself, you can simply eyeball some of the reactions below.
By the way, Pickens: Good show.
Can't wait to hear Drake end a bar with "Stuntin like Pickens: HEDGE FUND."
T Boone Pickens killed Drake without even touching a mic today. Blake Griffined him.