DALLAS, Jan. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- America's leading landowners owned substantially more private land on Dec. 31 than they did at the beginning of 2018. That's one of the key takeaways from the 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader.
According to the annual survey, an area in excess of 2,000 square miles — five times the size of New York City — was added to the ownership of the Land Report 100.
Cable industry pioneers John Malone and Ted Turner top the list of the nation's largest landowners with 2.2 million acres and 2 million acres, respectively. Other leading landowners include the King Ranch Heirs, who rank tenth nationwide with more than 900,000 acres, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who ranks twenty-eighth. Bezos uses his 420,000-acre Texas ranch to launch and land rockets.
"We're very proud to continue our partnership with The Land Report 100," said Pat Doyle, Managing Director for LandLeader. "The Land Report 100 showcases the most spectacular properties nationwide and features the individuals and families who steward our country's greatest asset. This is truly an annual celebration for our love of the land," says Doyle.
"Each year, our researchers track down hundreds of leads as they endeavor to put together the most comprehensive study on America's largest landowners. This year is no exception. We not only added five new landowners to the Land Report 100, but we added more than 2,000 additional square miles to the overall total. That's more than 1 million acres," says Land Report Publisher Eddie Lee Rider Jr.
About The Land Report
Founded in 2007, The Land Report is an award-winning quarterly magazine focused
on America's greatest resource – land. Its readership includes landowners, investors, asset managers, family offices, and land brokers. To read the Winter 2018 issue of The Land Report, visit www.LandReport.com.
The largest land marketing company across America dedicated to farm, ranch, and recreational properties, LandLeader agents are leaders in their territories and represent their clients' properties with trust, integrity, and a deep knowledge of land values.
To download the 2018 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader, click here.
SOURCE The Land Report