Bob R. Simpson
Texas, United States
Business executive, Major League Baseball owner
Bob R. Simpson is the co-founder of XTO Energy, and co-owner of the Texas Rangers major league baseball ( MLB) team.
In 1985 Simpson founded Cross Timbers Oil Company, and served as Chairman of the Board since July 1, 1996.
In 2001 the name was changed to [1 ] XTO Energy.
In 2009 XTO Energy was ranked 325th on the Forbes Global 2000.
In December 2009, ExxonMobil announced proposal to acquire XTO Energy for $41 billion.
The merger was completed in June 2010. [2 ] [3 ]
Baseball Owner [ edit ]
In August 2010, Simpson and
Ray Davis were co-lead investors in the $593 million winning bid, to take the Texas Rangers baseball team out of bankruptcy. [4 ]
In October 2010, the Texas Rangers played in the
World Series, for the first time in franchise history. [5 ]
In 2011 Simpson expressed a desire to keep his ownership role low key, with co-chairman Davis, depending on minority owner and team president
Nolan Ryan to operate the team. [6 ]
In October 2011, the team again reached the
World Series. [7 ]
Education [ edit ]
Simpson received a BS in accounting, and an MBA from
Baylor University. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. [8 ] [9 ]
RayLynn Records [ edit ]
In 2012, Simpson, along with his wife Janice, started a record label for emerging musicians named RayLynn Records.
Hear Me, the debut album from up and coming rock musician Kyle Sherman, was the first recording produced by the company. [10 ] [11 ] [12 ] [13 ] [14 ] [15 ] [16 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Profile - Bob R. Simpson". forbes.com . Retrieved 2011-10-14.
^ "Exxon Mobil to buy XTO Energy in $41 billion deal". http://www.marketwatch.com. 2009-12-14 . Retrieved 2011-10-14.
^ "Exxon-XTO Energy Merger Completed". www.istockanalyst.com. Jun 29, 2010 . Retrieved 2011-10-14.
^ "Rangers exit bankruptcy after Greenberg-Ryan bid is approved". mlb.com. 6 August 2010 . Retrieved Oct 14, 2011.
^ "Rangers Beat Yankees, 6-1, to Advance to World Series for First Time". mlb.com. October 22, 2010 . Retrieved Oct 14, 2011.
^ "Davis, Simpson to continue as low-key counsel - Board co-chairmen's roles will remain behind the scenes". mlb.com. March 11, 2011 . Retrieved Oct 14, 2011.
^ "Rangers Lose Game 7 To Cardinals: World Series Defeats End Consecutive Texas Seasons". huffingtonpost.com. 2011-10-29 . Retrieved Oct 29, 2011.
^ "CEO Compensation #10 Bob R Simpson". www.forbes.com . Retrieved Oct 14, 2011.
^ "2010 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Named". Baylor Alumni Association . Retrieved Oct 14, 2011.
^ "Music News, September 2012: RAYLYNN RECORDS UNVEILS POP ARTIST KYLE SHERMAN FOR ALBUM DEBUT HEAR ME ON OCTOBER 9, 2012". Jesusfreakhideout.com . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ "Hear Me by Kyle Sherman | CD Reviews And Information". NewReleaseTuesday.com . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ "Hear Me - Kyle Sherman | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ Time. "Hear Me: Kyle Sherman". Christianbook.com . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ "Kyle Sherman Releases Debut Album "Hear Me" - Yahoo Voices". voices.yahoo.com . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ "Music News, February 2013: WORSHIP ARTIST KYLE SHERMAN JOINS FRANCESCA BATTISTELLI'S HUNDRED MORE YEARS TOUR FEATURING THE AFTERS AND THE OUTCOME". Jesusfreakhideout.com. 2013-02-21 . Retrieved 2014-04-08.
^ Lindsay Williams, Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer (2013-03-18). "Hear Me Won't Be Ignored - Christian Music Reviews, Interviews, News". Crosswalk.com . Retrieved 2014-04-08.