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Bill Gates Now America’s Biggest Farmland Owner

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By Joseph Guzman | Jan. 15, 2021
The Hill
The tech billionaire and his wife own 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S.

Story at a glance

  • Bill and Melinda Gates have accumulated a massive farmland portfolio that stretches across 18 states.
  • Gates’s largest holdings are in Louisiana, where the billionaire owns nearly 70,000 acres.
  • He and his wife also own 47,927 acres in Arkansas and 20,588 acres in Nebraska.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates are now the largest private farmland owners in the U.S., according to The Land Report.

The philanthropist, whose net worth of $121 billion makes him the fourth-richest person in the world, has quietly built up a massive farmland portfolio that spans across 18 states. According to The Land Report’s research, Gates has accumulated 242,000 acres of farmland that stretches from Washington to Florida.

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Via https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/534430-bill-gates-is-now-americas-biggest-private-farmland-owner

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