Here is a list of the fifty largest landowners in the United States. The lowest ranked, the Hadley Family, owns land roughly the size of Hong Kong, while the number one land owner, John Malone, owns over two million acres.
The concentration of land ownership into a very small number of hands is an important factor in America’s growing income inequality. One under discussed aspect of our nation’s land monopoly is that is intimately tied up with animal agriculture.
A quick look at the list shows that many of these large land holdings are used for raising livestock. In this video we can see why these farms have calamitous effects.