Microsoft’s Bill Gates is now known for another interesting fact, ever expected him to be America’s largest farmland owner?
According to the report made by Land Report, another name is now considered America’s largest farmland owner and that name is Bill Gates. The billionaire was previously more popular for hogging the richest man in the world spot for a number of years ever since his company Microsoft came into light.
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Although Bill Gates might have lost his spot as the richest person in the world and even the second richest person in the world, there is still another title that the billionaire owns which is the largest farmland owner in all of America. While he lost the top one spot to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos who are currently competing for the number one and two spot, Bill Gates is now solidly the third richest person in the world.
While the billionaire has lost his spot as the richest person in the world, his new title, the largest farmland owner in America, is now due to his vast properties amounting to over 242,000 acres just of farmland stretching across 19 states. Gates’ largest farmlands are over in Louisiana and Arkansas.
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It was reported that Bill Gates’ properties in Louisiana and Arkansas, when combined, reportedly amount to a whopping 116,98 acres within those particular areas alone. His own farmland purchases all started as early as 2014 when he was already able to get at least 100,000 acres of farmland.
It was reported that Bill Gates’ biggest purchase happened just recently when he bought the largest land in his collection which is a 14,500-acre tract over in Horse Heaven Hills for a massive price of $171 million USD. The price, however, does not really seem that big in comparison to Bill Gates’ total wealth.
While it is still uncertain, there are many people particularly deducting that this amount of land could be a part of future plans for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with much regards to sustainable farming and agricultural support for the countries that are in need. Marketwatch comments that while the billionaire does own the most acres of farmland in America, he still doesn’t own the title of owning the most acres of land in America.
The title of the most land owned in America goes to John Malone owning 2.2 million acres altogether. The billionaire, on the other hand, owns the most farmland in America which is entirely different. The two should not be confused as one of them is measured by how much general property he owns while the other by how much farmland he owns.
As of the moment, Bill Gates’ company Microsoft is popular for making its Intel chips like the Intel Core i9-10900K which is one of the stronger CPUs in the market as of the moment. Another interesting chip by Intel is the Intel Core i5-9400 which is much more affordable for the practical gamer.