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Chris Cline Biography

Updated On 09 Mar, 2023 Published On 11 Jul, 2019
Chris Cline

Facts of Chris Cline

Date of Birth :
Age : 66 years old
Family Name : Cline
Birth Country : United States
Birth Sign : Cancer

Relationship short Statistics of Chris Cline

What is Chris Cline marital status ? ( married,single, in relation or divorce): Divorce
How many children does Chris Cline have ? (name): 4 Children
Is Chris Cline having any relationship affair ?: Yes1 affair
Is Chris Cline Gay ? No

Chris Cline was a self-made billionaire from  Beckley, West Virginia who worked at a coal mine since the age 15. He later built an empire through the coal business and is listed among the Forbes 400, 2019. Sadly, on 4th of July, 2019, Chris passed away in the Bahamas due to the helicopter crash.

Chris Cline's Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Chris Cline was the father of four, who had been in a commitment of marriage for two times in his life. He first married Sabrina Cline. Sadly, Sabrina passed away on the 15 of October 1987 due to cancer. 

Six years to Sabrina's death, in 1993, Chris tied the knot to Kelly Cline. The couple shared a very romantic time. They together widened the coal empire which placed him in the list of the wealthiest person in America. Dismally, the couple after being married for seven years, in 2000 divorced.   

Chris Cline passed away along with his youngest daughter on the 4th of July 2019.
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After the divorce, Cline dated Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of Tiger Wood. They met at the mansion of  $12 million in Florida right next door to one of Cline's many homes, which Nordegren had bought.

Elin Nordegren Cozies Up to Billionaire Boyfriend Chris Cline in Swiss Alps.
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The couple mostly kept their relationship private. In 2012, however, they were seen together on a Haiti trip for a church mission. Despite having such a good connection, the couple broke up in 2014. 

Cline was the father of four, Kameron N. Cline, Alex L. Cline, Candice L. Cline, and Christopher Cline. Kameron N. cline, tragically, also was one of the victims who passed in the helicopter crash on the 4th of June 2019. 

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Besides his business, Chris was known for the humanitarian activities he conducted. The excellent personnel, however, had an unfortunate fate regarding family life.

Chris Cline's Death

The billionaire, Chris Cline's died a day before he turned 61 on the 4th of July, 2019. He along with six more passengers while returning from Grand Cay island in the Bahamas due to the helicopter crash.

The investigation regarding this matter has just begun. The authorities mentioned the investigation process may take months or even years to complete. 

Chris Cline’s Net Worth, Earnings, House, Property

Chris comes from a family who owned a small coal mining factory. He slowly grew the factory and built into the multi-national company. He took coal mining firm Foresight Energy public in 2014 and sold a controlling stake in 2015 for $1.4 billion cash. Making his net worth to $1.9 Billion.

"Mine Games" a 203 ft Yacht.

Chris, under his name, had a plentiful number of properties including 3a 62 m (203 ft) ‎$1.9 billion costing yacht named “mine games.”

Chris is placed 388th on Forbes 400.

Chris owns a property worth similar to Ann Carlson Khan's husband Shahid Khan. In addition to that, he also owns a 3,413 square-foot mansion in North Palm Beach, in his hometown of Beckley, he held 150 acres of land that features a lake, a go-kart track, and pastures for his horses, goats, and llamas. Along with the properties, Cline also created Trusts for His Four Children.

Cline Family Foundation, one of the empires he built, highly focuses on providing scholarships to students by supporting educational institutions and notable charitable organizations around the country and abroad.

As a philanthropist, Mr. Cline founded organizations to help the needy and helpless. And, one is the Cline Family Foundation which has been helping children receive highly specialized care and support at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital. Not to mention, Cline was the one who founded Cline Family Foundation.

As of today, after Cline's death, Candice Kenan, his daughter has been leading the foundation. Other family foundations of the Cline family include The Thomas W, & Mary Sue Cline foundation and The Sharon Trew Cline Magraw Foundation.

Chris Cline: Quick Facts

Chris Cline as Forbes 400 wealthiest person.
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  • Chris Cline was born on the 5th of July 1958.
  • He spent most of his life working on the coal mines and giving back to his hometown.
  • Chris Cline passed away a day before he turned 61. 
  • In 1980 his father bought the company he had co-founded with a partner.
  • His father gave the shares of the company to him while he was 21 years old. 
  • Chris operated more than 25 mining operations.
  • He is known as the ‘New King Coal.’
  • Cline is also a philanthropist.
  • He donated $5 million to the School of Medicine and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
  • He dropped out of Marshall University after briefly attending it. 

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Chris Cline Affairs

  1. First Affair with Elin Nordegren

    Elin Nordegren is the ex-wife of Tiger Woods who has the net worth of $100 million through her modeling career.

Chris Cline Married

First Marriage with Sabrina Cline

Sabrina Cline was the first wife of Chris Clane who sadly passed away in 1987 due to cancer.

Second Marriage with kelly Cline

Kelly Cline is the second wife of Chris Cline who was married to him for seven years.

Chris Cline Children

DAUGHTER : Kameron N. Cline

Mother: Chris Cline

Kameron N. Cline was the fourth daughter of Chris Cline who passed away along with Crish at a helicopter accident on 4th of July 2019.

DAUGHTER : Candice L. Cline

Mother: Chris Cline

Candice L. Cline is the first daughter of Chris Cline.

SON : Alex L. Cline

Mother: Chris Cline

Alex L. Cline is the second Child of Chris Cline.

SON : Christopher L. Cline

Mother: Chris Cline

Christopher L. Cline is the third child of Chris Cline.

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