Sid Richardson

Known as one of the "Big Four" Texas tycoons.

  • Striking it rich during Texas oil booms, he became a self-made millionaire by the age of 30, known as one of the “Big Four” Texas tycoons
  • Became a great connoisseur of Western art and built one of the largest private collections of the time, which is currently on display at the Sid Richardson Museum in Ft. Worth
  • Richardson was as much of a philanthropist as we was a successful businessman — he created the Sid Richardson Foundation to provide grants in education and cultural institutions

**Recommended Reading: The Big Rich by Bryan Burrough, detailing the glamorous personal lives and tumultuous business struggles of the Big Four Texas oil tycoons of the early 20th century

“You ain’t learnin’ nothin’ when you’re talkin’.”

-Sid Richardson