Christopher Cline (born July 5, 1958 – July 4, 2019) was an American billionaire mining entrepreneur and philanthropist. As of March 2013, he was the majority owner of privately-held Foresight Reserves LP, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Regarded by Bloomberg as the "New King Coal", Cline is considered to have been responsible for reviving the Illinois coal industry. His company has more than three billion tons of coal reserves across Illinois and the Northern Appalachians. He died in a helicoptercrash In Abaco.