Friday, April 27, 2007

The Nation’s Largest 100 Landowners

A long list of greedy Americans and how much property they own:
1. Ted Turner: 2 million acres -
Why on earth would one man own 20 properties in 10 states, a swath of America so large that it not only dwarfs Rhode Island, but also exceeds both Rhode Island and Delaware combined? The answer is astonishingly simple. Because he’s Ted Turner.

23. Jeff Bezos: 290,000 acres - founder Bezos, 43, is a regular on the Forbes 400. His $3.6 billion fortune (Forbes’s 2006 estimate) enables him to fund a space flight company called Blue Origin. The company tested its first developmental vehicle in November 2006. The launch site? One of several West Texas ranches Bezos has acquired for takeoff and landing.

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