Land Report 100

Malone Mitchell 3rd: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 31 Malone Mitchell 3rd 336,000 acres (down 48,000 acres) This Far West Texas native has established his Longfellow Ranch as one of the finest hunting properties in the Trans-Pecos. A full-service lodge welcomes guests; species found on the 500-square-mile

Posted in Feature, Hunting, Land Report 100, Recreation, Southwest, Texas

Hughes Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 30 Hughes Family 390,000 acres Civic-minded Texans with a distinguished record of service regarding public lands and public parks, the Hugheses have been successful oil-and-gas operators for more than eight decades and have positions in North Texas’s Barnett Shale,

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Posted in Agriculture, Arkansas, Cattle, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Minerals, Montana, Southwest, Texas, West, Wyoming

Holding Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Holding Family 400,000 acres Robert Earl Holding’s heirs own Wyoming-based Sinclair Oil and Gas, which the late patriarch purchased in 1976. The following year, Holding acquired Idaho’s Sun Valley Resort, one of the last family-owned ski resorts in

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Public Land, Recreation, Utah, West, Wyoming

Jeff Bezos: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 28 Jeff Bezos 400,000 acres One of the nation’s top landowners set off a bidding frenzy in 2017, and it was all about land, specifically urban acreage. On September 7, AMZN announced plans to open Amazon HQ2, a second

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Posted in Developers, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Washington

Philip Anschutz: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 27 Philip Anschutz 434,500 acres In 1982, the Kansas native sold his stake in the Anschutz Ranch East Field to Mobil for $500 million. He subsequently parlayed those gains into a host of other industries, including railroads, telecom, hospitality,

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Posted in Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, West, Wyoming

Fisher Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 26 Fisher Family 440,000 acres Gap cofounders Donald and Doris Fisher own Mendocino Redwood Company and Pacific Lumber, now known as Humboldt Redwood. In 2017, the Fishers funded the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund to benefit

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Posted in California, Feature, Land Report 100, Pacific, Timber

Simplot Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 25 Simplot Family 443,000 acres Jack Simplot (1909–2008) quit school and left home in eighth grade. In the 1940s, he pioneered the frozen french fry. At one time the exclusive french fry supplier to McDonald’s, Simplot later expanded his

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Farming, Feature, Idaho, Land Report 100, Nevada, Oregon, Pacific, Washington, West

The Scharbauer Family

In our inaugural Land Report 100 (right), Midland’s Scharbauers ranked No. 78 with 113,532 acres. It was the highest the family would ever rank on our list. The reason, of course, had nothing to do with the prominent West Texans.

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Posted in Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, Southwest, Texas

McDonald Family: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 24 McDonald Family 474,000 acres (up 64,000 acres) Based in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, this Alabama family concentrates the vast majority of their holdings (some 300,000-plus acres) in Maine via Great Northwoods LLC. The McDonalds also own

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Posted in Alabama, Energy, Feature, Land Report 100, Maine, Minerals, Northeast, Residential Property, South, Timber

D.R. Horton: 2017 Land Report 100 sponsored by LandLeader

No. 23 D.R. Horton 503,000 acres Donald Horton founded and chairs the country’s largest new home builder, D.R. Horton, which is based in Fort Worth. In his spare time, Horton acquires ranches in the desert Southwest. Most recently, Horton added

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Posted in Agriculture, Cattle, Equestrian, Feature, Land Report 100, New Mexico, Recreation, Residential Property, Southwest, Texas
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