Jack Simplot

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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2016 Land Report 100: Simplot Family

No. 20 Simplot Family 443,091 acres At The J.R. Simplot Company website, Jack Simplot is described as possessing “a gambler’s intuition and a shrewd businessman’s judgment.” Proof of that came at age 14, when the youngster quit school to go

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2014 Land Report 100: Simplot Family

No. 18 Simplot Family 422,500 acres Jack Simplot (1909-2008) created the first commercially viable frozen French fries in the 1940s. His family’s agribusiness has plants in Australia, China, New Zealand, and North America, including 15 ranches in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon,

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