- Also Known As:
- New King Coal
- Date of Birth:
- July 1, 1958
- 5' 11"
Chris Cline (born Christopher Cline in Beckley, West Virginia on July 5, 1958) is an is an American mining entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the majority owner of privately-held Foresight Reserves LP, headquartered in Palm Beach, Florida. Chris is considered responsible for reviving the Illinois coal industry. His company has more than three billion tons of coal reserves across Illinois and the Northern Appalachia. According to Forbes, Cline has a net worth of $1.7 billion, ranking 278th among American billionaires and #736 in the Forbes list.
Best Known For: Being a billionaire coal miner.
Chris has been married twice and has four children. He is currently rumored to be dating Elin Nordegren, the ex wife of Tiger Woods.