This Oil Billionaire Needs a Lucky Break in Divorce Court

Harold Hamm looks out over Oklahoma City Photograph by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

They say it’s better to be lucky than good, and that’s true for Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm. His $20 billion fortune is at risk in a divorce trial whose outcome could turn on whether the founder and chief executive of Continental Resources was the beneficiary of dumb luck or an entrepreneur who amassed his wealth through smarts, sweat, and a knack for finding crude.

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