According to the latest reports from the Land report, Microsoft Founder Bill Gates is now the largest farmland owner in all of America. While Gates may not be the richest man in the world anymore, He is has taken over approximately 242,000 acres of land across 19 states in the USA.
The biggest farmlands owned by gates are in Louisiana and Arkansas, consisting of 117,000 acres of 242,000 acres. Bill Gates’s farmland purchases started back in 2014, when he already owned around 100,000 acres of land, with the latest acquisition being of 14,500 acres in Horse Heaven Hills.
While Gates may be the largest farmland owner in America, the USA’s largest landowner’s title stays with Businessman John Malone. The latter owns a massive 2.2 Million acres in America. Recently, Gates has been heavily involved in charity work for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Therefore, people speculate that Gates is expected to use these farmlands for sustainable farming and provide much-needed agricultural support the country needs.
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