Bloomberg – Here’s Who Owns the Most Land in America
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Bloomberg – Here’s Who Owns the Most Land in America

September 6, 2019 | Bloomberg

By Dave Merrill, Devon Pendleton, Sophie Alexander, Jeremy C.F. Lin and Andre Tartar – Bloomberg

“The 100 largest owners of private property in the U.S., newcomers and old-timers together, have 40 million acres, or approximately 2% of the country’s land mass, according to data from the Land Report and reporting by Bloomberg News. Ten years ago, the top 100 had fewer than 30 million acres. It may not seem like much—all told, just about the size of Florida. But land is an often-overlooked repository of wealth, one of those quiet assets, such as artworks or trusts, that make up so much of the country’s unexamined riches as inequality widens.”

Check out the full article to view the interactive map and explore land holdings across the country.

Bloomberg Map Graphic