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2014 Land Report 100

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No. 1 John Malone

2,200,000 acres

John Malone blames his sprawling landholdings on his good friend and fellow cable entrepreneur Ted Turner. The Yale graduate and his wife, Leslie, live in the Denver area not far from their Silver Spur Ranches, which are located in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Though Silver Spur has numerous divisions, its largest holdings are in the Land of Enchantment: the 220,000-acre TO Ranch, which is located in Northern New Mexico near Raton; and the historic 290,100-acre Bell Ranch outside of Tucumcari. The history of the TO, which was founded in 1864 by Antoine “Tony” Meloche, is a story in itself. But the Bell is in a league of its own, a Mexican land grant that dates back to 1824. Read about Malone’s acquisition of the Bell online or in the Fall 2010 issue of The Land Report.

THE FULL LIST: AMERICA’S 100 LARGEST LANDOWNERS of 2014

1. John Malone
2. Ted Turner
3. Emmerson Family
4. Brad Kelley
5. Reed Family
6. Irving family
7. Singleton Family
8. King Ranch Heirs
9. Stan Kroenke
10. Pingree Heirs
11. Ford Family
12. Lykes Heirs
13. Briscoe Family
14. W.T. Waggoner Estate
15. O’Connor Heirs
16. Philip Anschutz
17. Drummond Family
18. Simplot Family
19. Holding Family
20. Hughes Family
21. Malone Mitchell 3rd
22. Wilks Brothers
23. Collins Family
24. Nunley Family
25. Jeff Bezos
26. Collier Family
27. Kokernot Heirs
28. Anne Marion
29. Babbitt Heirs
30. Llano Partners
31. Mike Smith
32. D.R. Horton
33. Lyda Family
34. Jones Family
34. Killam Family
34. True Family
37. Reynolds Family
38. Paul Fireman
39. D.K. Boyd
40. Koch Family
41. Bidegain Family
41. Benjy Griffith III
43. Scott Heirs
44. Louis Moore Bacon
45. East Family Foundation
46. Hearst Family
47. Gage Heirs
48. Cassidy Heirs
49. Eugene Gabrych
49. Langdale Family
51. Bogle Family
52. Hunt Family
53. Williams Family
54. Robert A. Funk
55. McCoy & Remme Families
56. Russell Gordy
57. Broadbent Family
57. Irwin Heirs
59. Sugg Family
60. Fasken Family
61. Mike Mechenbier
62. Cogdell Family
62. Fanjul Family
64. JA Ranch Heirs
65. Ellison Family
66. Bass Family
66. Boswell Family
66. Eddy Family
66. Emily Garvey Bonavia
66. William Henry Green Heirs
71. David Murdock
72. Wells Family
73. L-A-D Foundation
74. Gerald J. Ford
75. Stefan Soloviev
76. Patrick Broe
77. Harrison Family
77. Lane Family
77. Oppliger Family
80. Crosby Family
81. Ellwood Heirs
81. Monahan Family
83. Davis Heirs
84. Booth Family
84. Brite Heirs
86. Reese Family
87. Milliken Family
88. Roxanne Quimby
89. Moursund Family
90. Scharbauer Family
91. Clayton Williams Jr.
92. Stan Harper
93. Frank VanderSloot
94. Linnebur Family
95. Richard Evans
96. Luther King
97. Arthur Nicholas
98. Robinson Family
99. Riggs Family
100. Butler Heirs

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