30. Hughes family
> Land area: 390,000 acres
> Roughly equal to: Half the size of Yosemite National Park
Dan Hughes, patriarch of the Hughes family, was a wildcatter in Texas. Together, his family owns 390,000 acres.
29. Holding family
> Land area: 395,030 acres
> Roughly equal to: The size of Oklahoma City
The wife and children of the late Robert Earl Holding, who bought Sinclair Oil Corp. for $78 million in 1976, own nearly 400,000 acres. Their land includes the 190,000 acre Sunlight Ranch in Montana, just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
28. Jeff Bezos
> Land area: 420,000 acres
> Roughly equal to: Three times the size of Guam
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is not only one of the richest men in the world, with a net worth of $109 billion at the time of this writing, but he is also one of the biggest private landowners in the United States. Bezos owns 420,000 acres, much of which is in west Texas.
27. Philip Anschutz
> Land area: 434,500 acres
> Roughly equal to: One-quarter the size of Delaware
Philip Anschutz owns 434,500 acres of land in Wyoming and Colorado. Plans for his land in Wyoming include a massive wind farm that will rank among the largest in the world.
26. Fisher family
> Land area: 440,000 acres
> Roughly equal to: Ten times the size of Washington, D.C
The Fisher family owns 440,000 acres of land, primarily timberland in northwestern California. Donald and Doris Fisher co-founded the clothing brand Gap Inc.