Bill Gates owns the Largest Farmlands in the United States: Report
America’s billionaires do not only own large estates but also farmlands. A recent report by the Land Report suggests Bill Gates owns more than 268,000 acres of land combined across 19 states.
By this report, the billionaire owns the most farmland of anyone in the United States. According to the report of that number, 242,000 acres are of farmland, 25,750 acres are of transitional land and 1,234 acres are of recreational land.
These lands are in Washington, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Of those states, Gates owns the most land in Louisiana, where he is the proprietor of more than 69,000 acres.
The transitional land he owns in Arizona is reportedly being built into a suburb.
The land is reportedly held by Gates’ Cascade Investments, according to The Land Report. While Gates owns the most farmland, he does not own the most land total in the U.S.: John Malone takes that title, owning 2.2 million acres of land, according to The Land Report‘s list of Top 100 landowners.