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Forbes 400 Subsidy Recipients (1995 – 2012)

Forbes Fat Cats Collect Taxpayer-Funded Farm Subsidies: Forbes 400 Subsidy Recipients (1995 – 2012)

November 7, 2013

The billionaires profiting from farm subsidies were identified by matching EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database with the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans. [See original article.]

Name

Source of Farm Subsidies

Paul Allen
Net worth: $15.8 billion
#26 on Forbes 400

Kona Residence Trust, which received $14,429 in barley subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Philip Anschutz
Net worth: $10.3 billion
#38 on Forbes 400

Clm Company, which received $553,323 in cotton, wheat, sorghum, corn, oat, barley and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Equus Farms, which received $53,191 in livestock subsidies in 2002.

John Arrillaga
Net worth: $1.8 billion
#314 on Forbes 400

Peery & Arrillaga, which received $59,711 in wheat, sorghum, corn, barley, safflower and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2006.

Lee Bass
Net worth: $2.1 billion
#260 on Forbes 400

Panther City Cattle Company, which received $823,129 in cotton, wheat, corn and sorghum subsidies from 2000 to 2007.

El Coyote Ranch, which received $297,950 in wheat, sorghum, corn, soybean, oat and barley subsidies from 1995 to 2002.

Riley Bechtel
Net worth: $3.4 billion
#143 on Forbes 400

Fremont Investors, which received $484,283 in rice and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Stephen Bechtel, Jr.
Net worth: $3.4 billion
#143 on Forbes 400

Fremont Investors, which received $484,283 in rice and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Wild Goose Club, which received $947 in farm subsidies from 2006 to 2010.

Eli Broad
Net worth: $6.9 billion
#59 on Forbes 400

Placer Ranch Partners LP, which received $56,880 in wheat and rice subsidies from 1995 to 2005.

S. Truett Cathy
Net worth: $6 billion
#68 on Forbes 400

Rock Ranch LLC, which received $4,536 in livestock subsidies in 2003.

Gayle Cook
Net worth: $5.2 billion
#85 on Forbes 400

Cedar Farm Harrison County Inc., which received $41,141 in soybean, corn and tobacco subsidies from 1998 to 2003.

Richard DeVos
Net worth: $6.8 billion
#60 on Forbes 400

Ada Holdings LLC, which received $37,986 in corn, wheat and soybean subsidies from 2001 to 2006.

Charles Ergen
Net worth: $12.5 billion
#32 on Forbes 400

 

Telluray Ranch, which received $117,826 in crop and livestock disaster payments from 2002 to 2008.

Gerald J. Ford
Net worth: $1.9 billion
#296 on Forbes 400

Rio Hondo Land & Cattle Co. Inc., which received $222,433 in wool subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Harold Hamm
Net worth: $12.4 billion
#33 on Forbes 400

$26,785 in wheat subsidies and disaster payments from 1995 to 2002.

Continental Resources of Illinois, which received $318 in disaster payments, corn and soybean subsidies from 2003 to 2004.

Diane Hendricks
Net worth: $4.4 billion
#103 on Forbes 400

H&H Farms of Wisconsin Inc., which received $379,933 in corn, soybean, wheat, oat and other farm subsidies from 1998 to 2001.

Ray Lee Hunt
Net worth: $5.6 billion
#74 on Forbes 400

Sharyland Limited Partnership, which received $110,270 in cotton, sorghum, sunflower and corn subsidies from 1998 to 2000.

Hunt Oil Co., which received $49,381 in livestock subsidies in 2002.

Paul Tudor Jones, II.
Net worth: $3.7 billion
#130 on Forbes 400

Buck Ridge Farms LLC, which received $8,260 in crop disaster payments, cotton, soybean, sorghum and corn subsidies from 1998 to 2003.

Tudor Farms Inc., which received $1 in sorghum subsidies in 1996.

George Kaiser
Net worth: $10 billion
#40 on Forbes 400

Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, which received $17,518 in wheat, sorghum and barley subsidies from 1996 to 2003.

Jim Kennedy
Net worth: $6.7 billion
#61 on Forbes 400

$37,162 in rice, corn, sorghum, wheat, soybean, sunflower and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2004.

York Woods At Yonkapin Cutoff LLC, which received $19,545 in rice, sorghum and soybean subsidies from 2002 to 2003.

Henry Kravis
Net worth: $4.7 billion
#95 on Forbes 400

M&T Chico Ranch, which received $511,633 in wheat, rice, corn, sorghum, sunflower, safflower, barley and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2005.

M&T Staten Ranch, which received $502,363 in corn and wheat subsidies from 1996 to 2002.

Ann Walton Kroenke
Net worth: $4.7 billion
#95 on Forbes 400

JL Walton Trust, which received $13,273 in corn, wheat, sorghum, soybean and oat subsidies from 1996 to 2002.

St. Roberts Centers & Farms, which received $6,642 in corn, wheat, sorghum and soybean subsidies from 1996 to 2002.

$378 in corn and sorghum subsidies in 1995.

Leonard Lauder
Net worth: $7.6 billion
#56 on Forbes 400

Horizon Organic Dairy Idaho Farm, which received $360,102 in wheat, diary, barley, corn and other farm subsidies from 1997 to 2004.

Horizon Organic Dairy Maryland Farm, which received $202,088 in dairy, corn, soybean, wheat and other farm subsidies from 1998 to 2005.

Nancy Walton Laurie
Net worth: $4 billion
#110 on Forbes 400

JL Walton Trust, which received $13,273 in corn, wheat, sorghum, soybean and oat subsidies from 1996 to 2002.

St. Roberts Centers & Farms, which received $6,642 in corn, wheat, sorghum and soybean subsidies from 1996 to 2002.

Marianne Liebmann
Net worth: $2.6 billion
#209 on Forbes 400

Morse Land Co. Ltd., which received $4,282 in livestock, barley, oat, wheat and other farm subsidies from 2000 to 2005.

Whitney MacMillan
Net worth: $3.8 billion
#122 on Forbes 400

$25,226 in wheat and barley subsidies from 1996 to 1999.

Wild Eagle Mountain Ranch LLC, which received $10,417 in wheat and barley subsidies from 2001 to 2003.

Neal Patterson
Net worth: $1.5 billion
#352 on Forbes 400

$51,911 in wheat and sorghum subsidies from 1995 to 2001.

Southpoint Farms LLC, which received $66,770 in disaster payments, wheat, sorghum and other farm subsidies from 2002 to 2012.

Richard Peery
Net worth: $2.1 billion
#260 on Forbes 400

Peery & Arrillaga, which received $59,711 in wheat, sorghum, corn, barley, safflower and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2006.

Anthony Pritzker
Net worth: $3 billion
#166 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Daniel Pritzker
Net worth: $1.95 billion
#293 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Jay Robert Pritzker
Net worth: $3 billion
#166 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Jean (Gigi) Pritzker
Net worth: $2.1 billion
#260 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Jennifer Pritzker
Net worth: $1.7 billion
#327 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

John Pritzker
Net worth: $2 billion
#273 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Karen Pritzker
Net worth: $3.3 billion
#151 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Linda Pritzker
Net worth: $1.8 billion
#314 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Nicholas Pritzker, II.
Net worth: $1.35 billion
#382 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Penny Pritzker
Net worth: $2.2 billion
#252 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Thomas Pritzker
Net worth: $2.7 billion
#201 on Forbes 400

Chicago Mill & Lumber Co., which received $1,604,288 in cotton, soybean, corn, sorghum, wheat, rice, oat and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Stewart & Lynda Resnick
Net worth: $3.5 billion
#134 on Forbes 400

Paramount Land Co. LP, which received $576,603 in wheat, cotton, corn, sorghum and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2002.

David Rockefeller, Sr.
Net worth: $2.8 billion
#193 on Forbes 400

$563,715 in corn, soybean, wheat, oat, sorghum and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2006.

Robert Rowling
Net worth: $4.9 billion
#93 on Forbes 400

Rowling Ranch Corp., which received $157,427 in corn, sorghum and livestock subsidies from 2000 to 2008.

Fayez Sarofim
Net worth: $2 billion
#273 on Forbes 400

Holly Sugar Corp., which received $51,246 in wheat, corn, barley, sugar beet, oat and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

FS Ranch Corporation, which received $67,125 in livestock subsidies in 2002.

Charles Schwab
Net worth: $5.1 billion
#88 on Forbes 400

$525,593 in rice and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Walter Scott, Jr.
Net worth: $2.2 billion
#252 on Forbes 400

$62,031 in livestock subsidies in 2002.

Double Eight Land Corp., which received $41,101 in livestock subsidies in 2002.

Harold Simmons
Net worth: $10 billion
#40 on Forbes 400

Dixie Rice Agriculture Corp., which received $677,300 in rice, sorghum and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Southwest Louisiana Land Co Inc., which received $272,511 in disaster payments, rice, soybean and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2003.

Contran Realty Corp., which received $17,754 in rice and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2003.

Contran Corp., which received $2,960 in wheat subsidies from 1998 to 2000.

Warren Stephens
Net worth: $2.5 billion
#222 on Forbes 400

Stephens Group Incorporated, which received $146,260 in peanut, wheat, corn, oat, sorghum and other farm subsidies from 1996 to 2003.

Greenbriar Lodge LLC, which received $86,642 in rice, soybean and wheat subsidies from 2002 to 2008.

Glen Taylor
Net worth: $1.7 billion
#327 on Forbes 400

Glen A. Taylor Revocable Trust, which received $832,970 in corn, soybean, wheat, oat and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2007.

Alice Walton
Net worth: $33.5 billion
#8 on Forbes 400

Robson Ranch Inc., which received $261,292 in crop disaster payments, wheat, soybean, corn and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2008.

Jim Walton
Net worth: $33.8 billion
#7 on Forbes 400

Robson Ranch Inc., which received $261,292 in crop disaster payments, wheat, soybean, corn and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2008.

S. Robson Walton
Net worth: $33.3 billion
#9 on Forbes 400

Robson Ranch Inc., which received $261,292 in crop disaster payments, wheat, soybean, corn and other farm subsidies from 1995 to 2008.

Leslie Wexner
Net worth: $5.7 billion
#73 on Forbes 400

LAW Plantation Co. LLC, which received $209,717 in wheat, corn, sorghum and oat subsidies from 1997 to 2003.

The New Albany Co., which received $13 in farm subsidies in 1996.