Harold Hamm

Chairman and CEO of Continental Resources, Inc., Harold Hamm started these top executive roles back when the company was founded in 1967.  Today he is also the company’s board of directors chairman.  In an interview recorded by Power Play, Hamm said, “we’re talking about North American energy independence in the next 10 years.”  In 1967, Hamm incorporated Shelly Dean Oil Company (named after his two oldest daughters), which later evolved into Continental Resources. In 2007, Hamm was listed as No. 39 on the Forbes Magazine’s list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.