Tim Headington is president and sole shareholder of Headington Resources, Inc., a Dallas-headquartered company, concentrated primarily in oil and natural gas, real estate/hotel development, film production, private equity and entertainment. Mr. Headington is an active philanthropist, personally and through various family foundations.
Inspired by his geologist father, Tim Headington founded Headington Oil in 1978. He stayed under the radar until 2008 when he sold acreage in North Dakota's Bakken oil play to XTO Energy for $1.85 billion.
As a film financier, he has bankrolled more than a dozen films, most recently World War Z (EP credit) and Hugo (producer), which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five. As a producer, his greatest commercial success has been The Tourist which grossed $278,346,189 worldwide.
Headington owns two hotels in Dallas, Lumen and Joule.
Headington is the co-founder of the Headington Institute, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Pasadena, California.
Headington graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He also received graduate degrees in theology and psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and completed his residency at the University of Southern California. He has received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma mater.
Headington was honored in November of 2013 as an inductee to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Oklahoma Hall of Fame