The economic impact of the Eagle Ford Shale was more than $61 billion in 2012, but the play has also put billions in the hands of a few land owners and investors.
EagleFordShale.com’s Eagle Ford billionaires list is topped by the founder of Hilcorp Resources and a land owner who controlled a 100,000+ acre ranch. One sold acreage worth billions and one leased acreage for more than one billion dollars in lease bonus money.
Jeff Hildebrand and Dan Harrison are estimated to have made $2.5 billion and $1 billion, respectively, from direct holdings in the Eagle Ford. Other members of the list either manage or have ownership in companies active in the Eagle Ford.