Who Owns the Most Land in the US?

The largest landowners in the United States are the Emmerson family, with 2,330,000 acres of land.

Red Emmerson, the patriarch of the family, founded Sierra Pacific Industries in Anderson, CA.

They are one of the largest producers of lumber in the country and operate a number of sawmills.

Second on the list is John Malone with 2,200,000 acres of land.

This billionaire businessman and philanthropist was the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. for 24 years and is now the chairman of Liberty Media, which has ownership stakes in in Formula One, SiriusXM, and the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

The third on the list of largest U.S. landowners is the Reed family

In 1897, Mark Edward Reed was hired to manage the Simpson Logging Company, and he later assumed control of the company after marrying Sol Simpson’s daughter.

The 2,100,000 acres of land are used to produce lumber, and tens of thousands of acres are used as working forests to help support the community.