Texas-born entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and chairman of natural gas and crude oil pipeline company Enterprise Products.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was the richest person in Houston according to Forbes magazine in 2007, with a net work of more than eight billion dollars.
His mother died of tuberculosis when he was just seven years old.
He donated the Jean Dubuffet sculpture Monument au Fantome to Discovery Green Park.