Mack C. Chase
|Mack C. Chase|
|Born||April 29, 1931|
|Residence||Artesia, New Mexico, US|
|Education||Artesia High School|
|Occupation||oil and natural gas tycoon|
|Known for||Richest person in New Mexico|
|Net worth||US$700 million (June 2018)|
Marilyn Yvonne Stack
(m. 1953; her death 2016)
|Parent(s)||Edgar and Marie Chase|
Mack C. Chase was born on April 29, 1931, the fourth of eight children of Edgar and Marie Chase. He started work in the oil industry at age 14, and after graduating from Artesia High School in 1950, went to work for Nash, Winfor and Brown. He served in the US Army form 1951 to 1953 as an A&E Mechanic.
Chase worked on oilwells with his father and brother George, before starting his own business in 1968.
In 1979, he went into partnership with John R. Gray and started the pumping services company Marbob Energy, before expanding into drilling, but they split soon after 1991. Chase started Mack Energy, which in 2007 sold much of its property to Concho Resources.
In 1953, Chase, aged 22, married Marilyn Yvonne Stack, who was 18. They have three children, Robert, Richard and Gerene. She died in 2016, shortly after their 63rd wedding anniversary. He lives in Artesia, New Mexico.
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