George Kaiser is an American businessman and also the Chairman of a financial corporation known as BOK Financial Corporation. Kaiser is a long-time philanthropist and an energy investor estimated to have a net worth of up to $10 billion.
He bought the Oklahoma Bank from the federal receivership for $60 million. Under his leadership, the bank has increased its stake to $2.7 billion. This tycoon is known for his George Kaiser Family Foundation, which gives out at least $40 million a year, most of which is dedicated to early childhood education.
Kaiser’s family fled from Germany settling in Tulsa, where Kaiser’s uncle established an oil company namely Kaiser-Francis oil company. He inherited the company’s control in the late 1960’s and managed it efficiently for its continued growth. He currently pursues oil play in Wyoming, Canada and North Dakota. Besides that Kaiser also founded Excellent Energy Company, which ships natural gas in liquid form all over the universe.
Kaiser’s other assets include private equity investments, including hypoallergenic latex maker Yulex, printer company Memjet. In addition, Kaiser owns a stake in Bombay Stock exchange in India. George Kaiser is a graduate from Harvard University with a master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Art / science. He is 71 years old, a married man and has three children. He resides with his family at Tulsa.