Hamm donates $50 million for Teddy Roosevelt Presidential library in North Dakota

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Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States does not have a Presidential library in his honor. But Oklahoma oil tycoon and billionaire Harold Hamm hopes his $50 million contribution will change that.

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He recently made the donation to create a Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in the badlands of North Dakota, the state where Roosevelt ranched in the 1800s and where a national park exists in his honor.

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Hamm is well known in North Dakota where his now-privately held Continental Resources company pioneered some of the expanded drilling in the Bakken shale play that made it one of the largest oil-producing states in the U.S.

Forbes recently listed Hamm’s net worth at $27 billion.

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The library is planned to be built on 90 acres of former U.S. Forest Service land near Medora, outside Theodore Roosevelt National Park.