Friday, June 15, 2012

Harold Hamm - Mitt Romney Energy Advisor

Mitt Romney's energy adviser, Continental Resources Inc. Chief Executive Harold Hamm supports billions of dollars of tax breaks for the U.S. oil and natural-gas industry.  He believes any elimination of existing tax credits would lead to dramatic cuts in production. Hamm's views, presented during a Senate hearing, stands in direct contrast with President Barack Obama, who has tried for several years to remove $4 billion in annual tax breaks for the five largest eenrgy companies.

Harold Hamm
Hamm is an American oilman who was ranked in the March 2012 issue of Forbes as the 30th richest person in America and 76th richest person in the world, with a net worth of $11 billion.  In 2012, presidental candidate Mitt Romney named Hamm as his energy advisor.[2] Hamm is a key player in Hiland Partners and Hiland Holdings as well as the oil-exploration company continental Resources, Oklahoma's fourth largest public company

Just one month after he was named Mitt Romney's top energy adviser, Oklahoma billionaire Harold Hamm contributed $985,000 to the top pro-Romney Super PAC -- a donation that was the second largest the group collected in April.

He has five children and lives in Enid, Oklahoma.  Hamm holds honorary degrees from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Enid High School.

(The Maddow Blog, 6/8/2012, NASDAQ, 6/15/2012, Wikipedia)

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