I didn't know Richard Kinder used to be with Enron until I read it the other day. The article said he was Enron's president and chief operation officer until he left in 1996 because Kenneth L Lay declined to give Kinder the CEO job. The nex year Kinder paid $40 million for Enon's liquid pipelines. I thought that was very interesting.
Kinder left 5 years before the collapse because he smelled a rat--didn't like the misleading accounting methods they were using. But he realized the value of the pipeline business they ignored and formed a company to buy them. Smart guy. Also an Army Captain in Vietnam and has a law degree from U of Missouri. Worth 6.7 billion now, according to Forbes. Takes a dollar per year in salary. His income depends upon distributions just like ours. And they just raised them again: $1.16 per quarter.