By John L. Smith, Nevada Smith
Formidable Madeleine Pickens has been turning heads a long time. She’s turning them now in Nevada.
Back when she was married to Gulfstream Aerospace founder Allen Paulson, she focused his considerable energies on the world of thoroughbred and show jumping horses. Paulson died in 2000, and she married Texas oil baron T. Boone Pickens. Today, she owns the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., and enjoys a high-flying and privileged lifestyle most folks can only imagine.
So what, you may wonder, is she doing in Nevada?