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Harold Hamm (born December 11, 1945) is an American oilman who’s best known for initiating the development of the big shale oil resources of the Bakken formation. In 2012 Hamm was rated by Forbes magazine as the 30th wealthiest man in The Us and 76th most affluent man on the planet, with a net worth estimated at $11 billion, a figure it rose to $17 billion in early 2014. In the year 2012, presidential nominee Mitt Romney named Hamm as his energy adviser, and then Hamm made significant financial and advisory contributions to the election attempt.
Hamm is an integral player in Hiland Partners and Hiland Holdings along with the petroleum-exploration firm Continental Resources, Oklahoma’s fourth biggest public company. Hamm was inducted in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2011. He worked his way up from pumping gasoline and fixing automobiles to becoming CEO of his own billion-dollar business. Harold Hamm has become the CEO of Continental Resources since 1967, when the firm was called Shelly Dean Oil Company. Hamm became a billionaire, and Continental Resources became an important petroleum company. Hamm was granted honorary degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University as well as the University of Oklahoma. The Harold Hamm Diabetes Center in the University of Oklahoma was named after Hamm, that has diabetes Type 2. Hamm’s foundation, the Harold and Sue Ann Hamm Foundation contributed 10 million dollars to make the facility.