Pickens, a billionaire and arguably the most colorful US oil tycoon, is apparently also quite a lady's man. In a dk Report exclusive, it's been learned that Pickens and Quick have exchanged vows in a small, private ceremony in Beijing.
The CNBC co-anchor will go by her new name, Becky Quick-Pickens.
It's also been learned that part of Boone's trade mission is to interest the Chinese in a new passenger jet of his own design. The 64-passenger aircraft is being built by Boeing, and takes a page from the Hummer playbook: it's OK to trade fuel economy for other, more muscular features.
GE has designed a new engine specifically for the Pickens jet. In addition to standard jet fuel, it runs on raw crude oil, diesel, natural gas, heating oil or gasoline (it does not run on ethanol). The only parties more excited than the Chinese are Venezuela and Iran. Both countries are said to have arranged attractive financing for the jet's purchase.