2011 Land Report 100: David Murdock
No. 40 David Murdock
Self-made billionaire David Murdock’s privately owned Castle & Cooke owns 98 percent the Hawaiian island of Lanai, and his Dole Food Company owns significant acreage on the island of Oahu. He has additional farms, orchards, and a ranch in California to round out his portfolio. The 88-year-old reportedly does an hour of exercise daily and maintains a strict diet. He has donated more than $500 million to fund scientific research on diet, nutrition, and health.
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