|Celebrated Name:||Don Blankenship|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Donald Leon Blankenship|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Birth Date:||14 March 1950|
|Birth Place:||Stopover, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Elaine Chao|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Jennifer Blankenship, John Blankenship)|
|Is Don Blankenship Gay?:||No|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$50 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Don Blankenship is an American businessman who is a former candidate of the United States Senate who ran for the area of West Virginia in 2018. He was also the CEO and Chairman of the sixth-largest coal company of Unites States, ‘Massey Energy’ until he retired in 2010. He was taken under custody for a misdemeanor charge of violating the rules of safety and health of mine explosions. He launched his campaign in 2020 in the presidential election as the member of the Constitution Party.
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Early Life & Biography
Don Blankenship was born on 14 March 1950 in the city of Stopover, Kentucky, but raised in Delorme, West Virginia. His father served in the army, and his mother was the member of McCoy Family. Shortly after Don’s birth, his parents got separated and applied for a divorce. With the settlement money, his mother opened a stationery store and ran a gas station for more than four decades. Don completed his schooling from Matewan High School, situated in West Virginia itself. After completing his education, Don got admission to Marshall University in 1972 and received a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Blankenship’s wife’s name is unknown since he has not revealed anything about his marriage to the media. Known that he has two children, one girl and one boy, named Jennifer Blankenship and John Blankenship. Don was showcased in a West Virginia Public Broadcasting documentary of 2005 titled as The Kingmaker.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 14 March 1950, Don Blankenship is 73 years old as of today’s date 31st May 2023. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 86 kg.
Don Blankenship was elected among the board of directors of the construction company named Fluor Corporation and later served as the director of the region of Energy and Economic Development. He was among the highest-paid officers at that time, receiving almost $18 million in the year 2009. He incorporated the McCoy Coal Group in 2011, which is a Kentucky based company.
Blankenship’s political career started in 2017 after he resigned from all the posts of the coal industry after facing several criticisms. He ran for the United States Senate in the 2018 Senate Election. He is a massive supporter of Friends of Coal, which an advocacy group created as a countermeasure for environmental measures. Don recently started a campaign in the 2020 United States presidential election regarded by the Constitution Party.
Awards & Achievements
Don Blankenship, regarded as the ‘King of Coal,’ has a severe contribution to the coal industry of the United States, as well as to the politics of the country. Recently awarded ‘The Jeb Bush Award for Low Energy.’ He served as the CEO of Massey Energy, which is itself an achievement for him, as the company was one of the largest coal industries in the country.
Net Worth & Salary of Don Blankenship in 2023
With his severe hard work and dedication towards his profession, Don Blankenship has been able to gather a net worth of $80 million as of May 2023. In the year 2009, calculated that Don was paid almost $18 million, considered to be the highest payment ever made. He is currently into politics and paid a hefty sum of money.
Don Blankenship is regarded as the ‘King of Coal’ in the United States since he was the long reign CEO of the coal company Massey Energy, the 6th largest coal industry of America. He is a former candidate of the United States Senate who ran for the area of West Virginia in 2018. Blankenship’s political career started in 2017 after he resigned from all the posts of the coal industry after facing several criticisms. Don recently launched a campaign in the 2020 United States presidential election regarded by the Constitution Party.