Drummond Family Lands No. 23 On The Top 100 Landowners in America List

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According to MSN, around 72% of land in the United States is privately owned, and a significant amount of that land is controlled by families and individuals– and Ree Drummond and her family are one of them.


The Drummond’s own 433,000 acres in Oklahoma and Kansas– Scottish immigrant Frederick Drummond began the family’s cattle ranch in the late 19th century, and his three sons expanded the family ranching business during the early part of the 20th century.

At no. 23 on the Top 100 list, their family falls ahead of Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.

Full List – America’s 100 Largest Landowners:


  1. John Malone
  2. Ted Turner (down 43,000 acres)
  3. Emmerson Family (up 35,000 acres)
  4. Stan Kroenke (up 522,000 acres)
  5. Reed Family
  6. Irving Family (down 4,000 acres)
  7. Singleton Family
  8. Brad Kelley (down 500,000 acres)
  9. King Ranch Heirs
  10. Pingree Heirs
  11. Wilks Brothers (up 172,000 acres)
  12. Briscoe Family (up 80,000 acres)
  13. Ford Family
  14. Lykes Heirs
  15. O’Connor Heirs (up 80,000 acres)
  16. Martin Family – NEW TO LIST
  17. D.R. Horton (up 131,195 acres)
  18. Stimson Family – NEW TO LIST
  19. Westervelt Heirs – NEW TO LIST
  20. Simplot Family
  21. Fisher Family – NEW TO LIST
  22. Philip Anschutz
  23. Drummond Family
  24. McDonald Family – NEW TO LIST
  25. Jeff Bezos (up 110,000 acres)
  26. Holding Family
  27. 27. Hughes Family
  28. Malone Mitchell 3rd
  29. Collins Family (up 923 acres)
  30. Nunley Brothers
  31. Llano Partners Ltd. (up 30,000 acres)
  32. Bass Family (up 135,000 acres)
  33. Mike Smith (down 2,472 acres)
  34. Collier Family
  35. Kokernot Heirs
  36. Killam Family (up 22,000 acres)
  37. Lee Family – NEW TO LIST
  38. Anne Marion
  39. Babbitt Heirs
  40. Shannon Kizer – NEW TO LIST
  41. Galt Family – NEW TO LIST
  42. Lyda Family
  43. Fasken Family (up 95,000 acres)
  44. Coffee Family – NEW TO LIST
  45. Jones Family
  46. True Family
  47. Reynolds Family
  48. Sanders Family – NEW TO LIST
  49. Paul Fireman
  50. Barta Family – NEW TO LIST
  51. D.K. Boyd
  52. Koch Family
  53. Riggs Family
  54. Stefan Soloviev (up 93,949 acres)
  55. Kenedy Memorial Foundation
  56. Louis Bacon (up 6,769 acres)
  57. Bidegain Family
  58. Yates Family (up 121,500 acres)
  59. Cassidy Heirs (up 7,195 acres)
  60. Scott Family
  61. East Wildlife Foundation
  62. T.R. Miller Family – NEW TO LIST
  63. Hearst Family
  64. Gage Heirs
  65. Cocanougher Family – NEW TO LIST
  66. Eugene Gabrych
  67. Hunt Family
  68. Langdale Family
  69. Skiles Family – NEW TO LIST
  70. Williams Family (up 1,450 acres)
  71. Bogle Family
  72. Durrett Family – NEW TO LIST
  73. Kennedy Family – NEW TO LIST
  74. Robert Funk
  75. McCoy Remme Ranches
  76. Mike Mechenbier (up 8,123 acres)
  77. Broadbent Family
  78. Irwin Heirs
  79. Sugg Family
  80. Jones Sisters – NEW TO LIST
  81. Cogdell Family
  82. Fanjul Family
  83. JA Ranch Heirs
  84. Ellison Family
  85. Boswell Family
  86. Eddy Family
  87. Green Heirs
  88. David Murdock
  89. Wells Family
  90. L-A-D Foundation (up 13 acres)
  91. Don Oppliger
  92. Benjy Griffith III
  93. Walker Family – NEW TO LIST
  94. Gerald J. Ford
  95. Arthur Nicholas
  96. Friedkin Family – NEW TO LIST
  97. Patrick Broe
  98. Harrison Family
  99. Lane Family
  100. Walker Heirs – NEW TO LIST
Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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