Farmer Bill? Really? Yes, 242000 acres, or a space about 1/4 of the size of the state of Rhode Island. Now this is farmland, and doesn’t count the 40 square miles outside of Phoenix for suburb development, or various other investments around the world. Bill Gates, though he won’t leave the money to his kids, continues to invest in food, rail, used cars, and more.

The Microsoft billionaire has been quietly building a 242,000-acre portfolio of agricultural land across 18 states.

Found at www.forbes.com

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