Toni Chapman Brinker has drawn attention again after the death of her ex-husband T. Boone Pickens. The first time she came into the notice of people was when she and Pickens became husband and wife.
T. Boone Pickens died recently on September 11, 2019, at the age of 91. According to reports, Pickens had been having health problems since 2017.
— T. Boone Pickens (@boonepickens) September 11, 2019
Toni’s relationship with Pickens ended after only a few years of their marriage.
Brinker was born on September 20, 1949, in Davenport City in eastern Iowa. Sadly, we have not been able to gather a lot of information about her early life.
However, in one of her interviews, she had revealed that her family had migrated to Plainview, Texas at first. Later, they again moved to Alabama, when Brinker was studying in 3rd grade.
Toni grew up in a very humble environment and that is why she thinks that she has been able to stay so till this date.
As an ex-wife of the millionaire business tycoon, anyone will think that Toni has a huge net worth. Besides being the wife of a millionaire, she herself is a founder and CEO of a non-profit organization called Operation Blue Shield. But the name in recent times has been changed into One Community USA.
Even if the exact figure of her net worth is not available, we believe that she is in a very good position financially.
Her, ex-husband, however, had a net worth of over $500 Million as of 2019. He was the owner and founder of a natural gas and oil company called Mesa Petroleum. Moreover, he also had an investment firm called BP Capital.
Thomas Boone Pickens and Toni Chapman Brinker are the perfect examples of love beyond ages. Although they did not stay in their marriage for a long time, they were very much in love with each other when decided to be together.
Toni and Boone knew each other long before they started their romantic relationship. According to reports, Boone proposed to Toni in 2013. Later on February 14, 2014, the couple tied the knot in front of their very close friends and family. They had a very small ceremony at Picken’s Mesa Vista Ranch in Pampa, Texas.
However, they decided to separate only after 3 years of their marriage in 2017. The couple has been divorced since then.
Both Boone and Toni were in a marriage with someone else multiple times before this. Toni’s marriage with Boone was her 4th. On the other hand, Boone had already married four times before Toni.
T. Boone was friends with Toni’s former husband Norman E. Brinker. Norman was the founder of a chain restaurant, Chilis. He and Toni were husband and wife from 2003 until Norman died in 2009.
70 years old Toni is the CEO and Founder of One Community USA. This was founded in February 2015. According to her LinkedIn profile, she was first known as the Founder of Operation Blue Shield. Later in 2019, the name of the organization changed to One Community USA.
This organization works for the education and empowerment of people.
In addition to this, Toni is also a founding member of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Moreover, she is also on the advisory board of Dallas Habitat for Humanity.
Toni was already 65 years old when she married T. Boone, so it is clear that the couple has no biological children. Moreover, the records on the couple’s adopted children (if any) are also not available on the internet. Also, records of Toni’s children with her former husbands are also off the record.
However, T. Boone had 5 children, 4 of which are his biological children and he had adopted one from the 5. Pickens also has 12 grandchildren, according to his Wikipedia page.
Brinker is a white America. She is away from the reach of social media. However, she has been able to create an impact on people through her organization.
Moreover, her ex-husband who is not in this world now used to have a twitter account. the account is now managed by his foundation team members.