Land Owned by the 100 Largest U.S. Property Owners Equals the Size of Florida
"The 100 largest owners of private property in the U.S., newcomers and old-timers together, have 40 million acres, or approximately 2% of the country’s land mass, according to data from the Land Report and reporting by Bloomberg News," according to this article by Dave Merrill, Devon Pendleton, Sophie Alexander, Jeremy C.F. Lin and Andre Tartar.
Like with other manifestations of wealth inequality, when it comes to land, the rich are getting richer. "Ten years ago, the top 100 had fewer than 30 million acres."
The article is really a vessel for an interactive map that allows the user to navigate around the country and examine the parcels owned by the 100 largest private landowners on the list. Famous names with other occasions to appear in the annals of Planetizen are included, like Jeff Bezos, Stan Kroenke, the Koch family, the Hearsts, and D.R. Horton.