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A new report on the largest holders of private farmland in the United States reveals that Bill and Melinda Gates are atop the list, with the billionaire Seattle couple amassing 242,000 acres of land.

根据土地报告, the Microsoft co-founder owns farmland across 18 states, with the largest holdings being in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres) and Nebraska (20,588 acres). Gates also owns a stake in more than 24,800 acres of transitional land outside of Phoenix.

三城市先驱报告在2018年购买Benton County的14,500英亩农田,洗涤。 - 用于惊人的1.71亿美元 - 是土地报告和编辑eric o'keefe.digging further into Gates’ holdings.

Research indicated that the land across the U.S. is held by Cascade Investment LLC, Gates’ private investment vehicle. Gates还支持在线二手车卖家博物馆通过级联以及加拿大国家铁路公司。

A spokesman for Cascade Investment declined to comment to The Land Report on any of the details associated with the transactions or Gates’ holdings, other than to say that Cascade is very supportive of sustainable farming.

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比尔&梅琳达盖茨基金会一年前推出了一个新的非营利组织集团,专注于为发展中国家提供小规模的农民,他们将需要处理气候变化的影响的工具和创新。比尔&梅琳达盖茨农业创新,或者盖茨队的盖茨,总部位于撒哈拉以南非洲和南亚的撒哈拉非洲和南亚的小农民,总部位于较大的圣路易斯大都会区。

盖茨对可持续性的兴趣也延伸到他的investment in Impossible Foods,从植物中制作“肉”。

盖茨目前是3号彭博亿万富翁指数with a net worth of $132 billion.

Forbes pointed out在其关于盖茨的农田持有的报告中,他甚至没有制造The Land Report’s top 100when it comes to individual owners of land. That list is toped by Liberty Media’s John Malone, with 2.2 million acres of ranches and forests. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos makes that list at No. 25 with 420,000 acres, mainly in West Texas where he’s busylaunching spacecraft for Blue Origin

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