Who are the biggest land owners in America?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here is a dated list of largest private landowners. Turner now owns over 2 million acres, but it pales in comparison to the 650 million acres owned by the Federal government. Hope this helps.
1. Robert E. (Ted) Turner
1,800,000 acres in Colo., Fla., Ga., Kans., Nebr., N.M., Mont., Okla., S.C., S.D.
Bison, farm, minerals, timber, tourism: $750 million
2. Irving family
Saint John, N.B.
1,600,000 acres in Me. Timber: $400 million
3. Archie (Red) Emmerson*
1,500,000 acres in Calif. Timber: $1 billion
4. Singleton family
Santa Fe, N.M. and Beverly Hills, Calif.
1,200,000 acres in Calif., N.M. Cattle: $100 million
5. Pingree heirs
960,000 acres in Me. Timber: $240 million
6. King family heirs
900,000 acres in Fla., Tex. Cattle, farm, horses, minerals, tourism: $750 million
7. Reed family
770,000 acres in Calif., Ore., Wash. Timber: $775 million
8. Allyn Ford
750,000 acres in Calif., Ore. Timber: $450 million
9. Lykes family
640,000 acres in Fla., Tex. Cattle, citrus: $1 billion
10. Dolph Briscoe Jr.
560,000 acres in Tex. Cattle, farm, minerals: $150 million
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 decade ago
biggest, by far, is the Federal government.
others that I've heard are fairly large [but nowhere close to the Feds]:
paper companies [the wood comes from somewhere]
Ted Turner has recently bought a fair bit of land -- i think he's still a lot smaller than the paper companies
St. Joe Company [real estate developer]
McDonald's [over 10,000 of the most valuable "street corners" in America]Source(s): enjoy
- 1 decade ago
- StanTheManLv 61 decade ago
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- MELANIELv 61 decade ago
Ted Turner - he owns most of Montana
- Carlos RLv 51 decade ago
The King ranch in south Texas is WAY big.
- Anonymous1 decade ago