Can you guess why Ree and her clan have claimed a spot on a nationwide Top 100 list?
If you've ever watched The Pioneer Woman, you probably can picture the massive cattle ranch of Ree Drummond's family outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. But even if the camera adds ten acres, it turns out the Drummond family's land sprawl is a whole lot bigger than our TV screens indicate, as a new article from Tulsa World reveals.
According to a ranking of America's 100 Largest Landowners in 2016 by The LandReport magazine, the Drummonds are #23 on the list. In all, Drummond Land & Cattle Co. has 433,000 acres. The Drummond posse is in good company with several familiar names like Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos (#25) and Ted Turner (#2), the media legend.
"In 2015, Drummond Land & Cattle Co. was inducted into the Sooner State’s Quarter Horse Hall of Fame," their LandReport bio begins. "The family helped write ranching history in Oklahoma. Clan patriarch Frederick Drummond (1864–1913) emigrated from Scotland and married Kansas native Addie Gentner. All three of their sons became successful cattle ranchers, and their descendants oversee hundreds of thousands of acres in Oklahoma and Kansas."
And we thought The Merc was big, y'all.