1/18 Update; America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates

Buying farm land; Invest like a globalist

A reader came across a timely Forbes article regarding Bill Gates and his farmland investment activities. While I was not aware of this, we can see how investing in farm/ranch land can be a favorable long-term investment strategy. These globalists know what’s coming and so do we.

Bill Gates, the fourth richest person in the world and a self-described nerd who is known for his early programming skills rather than his love of the outdoors, has been quietly snatching up 242,000 acres of farmland across the U.S. — enough to make him the top private farmland owner in America.

After years of reports that he was purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington, The Land Report revealed that Gates, who has a net worth of nearly $121 billion according to Forbes, has built up a massive farmland portfolio spanning 18 states. His largest holdings are in Louisiana (69,071 acres), Arkansas (47,927 acres) and Nebraska (20,588 acres). Additionally, he has a stake in 25,750 acres of transitional land on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona, which is being developed as a new suburb.

America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates, Forbes, January 14th

Of course, I have always recommended direct ownership of “unimproved” farm/ranch land, and if you live in the rural areas, I prefer this over rental property ownership. This means that we seek land that has little to no improvements on it. Thus, we don’t pay up for land that contains preexisting structures and advanced street/utilities build-out. We look for farm/ranch land that has close proximity to some electrical source or irrigation access. We buy it purely for our intended purposes.

If I lived in a rural area, I would stay away completely from commercial rental property investing and stick to some residential property ownership, with an emphasis on direct ownership of farm & ranch land. If you live in the area you intend to invest, you have an advantage over others as you will be able to spot better land deals, especially with owners who are willing to transfer ownership via “contract for deed” or via other forms of seller financing.

4 thoughts on “1/18 Update; America’s Biggest Owner Of Farmland Is Now Bill Gates”

  1. May be he is doing this to leave the farmland uncultivated and to famish the useless eaters, aka Americans!
    It is high time to pray the imprecatory psalms (58; 109 etc.) to cast out these demons!

    1. Amazing you mention that. I pray an imprecatory prayer every night before bed. Something about the darkness that allows me to get more in touch with just how evil this world has become. Psalm 109 is my favorite of these.

      As for Gates and his land holdings, they are not all that much. Keep in mind that this is as a private citizen and not private equity and such. I have to believe that these rather insignificant holdings are being bought up for profit. Just like Buffett and the railroads. I recall the warnings from the truthers that Buffett was in bed with FEMA, but the reality was pure profit on his part. His railway holdings have been a cash cow, and in the same regard, the time to buy farmland has been for the past decade since QE. But Zerohedge, Charles Hugh Smith, and the economic collapse blog will all tell us that farmland is collapsing and that everything is collapsing. The patriots watched in disbelief as we transferred into another monetary system and they told to not board the train. Watch out! Collapse!

  2. Good ole’ Bill will lease the land to the Chinese who will fertilize the fields with dead Canadians. The Americans will be used as s%^ toys.

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