Texas is a big state. Vast. From the rolling hills around Austin, TX to the tumble weed-filled towns out west, Texas is sprawling. Surprisingly, Texas land is nearly 95% privately owned, with some of the largest properties for cattle ranching in the country.

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Fun tidbit, by contrast, Nevada is 80% owned by the government. 

So here's a fun question you may already know: Who owns the most farmland in The United States? That'd be Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder owns the most farmland in the United States, reportedly around 270,000 acres.

270,000 acres is a lot, but did you know that to Ted Turner, that's a tiny lot on the corner of the street? Turner is the second largest individual landowner in North America, with approximately two million acres of personal and ranch land in eight U.S. states and Argentina. But the largest landowners in the United States are the Emmerson family, with 2,330,000 acres of land.

Well, back to the Lone Star State. Let's dive into it, according to Farm Land Riches here are the Top 10 Largest Landowners In The State Of Texas:

Who Are The Top 10 Largest Landowners in The State Of Texas?

From the rolling hills around Austin, TX to the tumble weed filled towns out west, Texas is sprawling. Surprisingly, Texas land is nearly 95% privately owned, with some of the largest properties for cattle ranching in the country.

Editor's note: this article was updated on February 13, 2023.

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