Special Report

These People Own the Most Land in America

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25. 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 $190 billion at the time of this writing, but also he is one of the biggest private landowners in the United States. Bezos owns 420,000 acres. Much of his land is in West Texas.

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24. 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.

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23. 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.

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22. Simplot family
> Land area: 443,091 acres
> Roughly equal to: The size of the island of Maui

Jack Simplot was a potato farmer who forged a deal with the former CEO of McDonald’s to supply the restaurant chain with french fries. Today, the Simplot family oversees a $2.5 billion farming operation and owns over 443,000 acres, largely in southern Idaho.

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21. D.R. Horton
> Land area: 508,410 acres
> Roughly equal to: The size of Mauritius

D.R. Horton owns over half a million acres of land. His holdings include the 292,779-acre Great Western Ranch in New Mexico and Camp Horton, a ranch near Fort Stockton, Texas, where he hosts a children’s summer camp.