Billionaire Killed & 7 Others
“A billionaire West Virginia coal tycoon was among seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of the Bahamas on Thursday evening, according to local officials and reports.
Chris Cline, 61, a former coal miner who turned his Foresight Energy company into a billion-dollar operation in 2015, was killed in the crash at about 5 p.m. local time, the Palm Beach Post reported.”
[Billionaire Chris Cline among 7 Americans killed in helicopter crash]
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I became greater by far than anyone in Jerusalem before me. In all this my wisdom stayed with me. I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my work, and this was the reward for all my labor.
Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the king’s successor do than what has already been done? I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.
The wise man has eyes in his head, while the fool walks in the darkness; but I came to realize that the same fate overtakes them both.
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“Bahamian officials confirm that an aircraft with seven aboard went down Thursday.
Christopher Cline, a North Palm Beach coal-mining mogul worth almost $2 billion, is reported to have died Thursday in a helicopter crash.
Bahamian Air Accident Investigation Department Chief Investigator Delvin Major confirmed a helicopter went down between Grand Cay and Fort Lauderdale. He said all seven people aboard were killed.
Unconfirmed reports indicate one of Cline’s daughters also was aboard.
Cline, 60, owns a mansion in Seminole Landing between North Palm and Juno Beach. He established himself among philanthropists in the county and his native West Virginia.
Builder Al Hoffman said he knew about the accident and described his friend and neighbor as “really a fine man, very philanthropic, very generous.”
Hoffman continued: “He wanted to make more because he wanted to do more good. It’s tragic.”
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice tweeted that Cline, a Beckley native, was a “superstar” who “built an empire and on every occasion was always there to give.”
The Post reached several family members who said they would not comment, but one did say they understood there had been an accident.”[North Palm mining billionaire Chris Cline, 6 others die in helicopter crash – News – The Palm Beach Post – West Palm Beach, FL]