Bill Gates is a smart guy, let’s not kid ourselves here. You don’t get to have as much money as he does without being smart.

The problem is that it is his being as crooked as a football bat that is the main thing here. Whenever you see Bill Gates doing something that is supposed to be good for someone, you can bet that he is doing that to cover up the thing that he is doing that is twice as bad.

Some of the things that he does are very public gestures, but I have to say it is the things that he does when nobody is looking that should scare you.

Bill Gates, who is the fourth richest person in the world and known for his early programming skills rather than his love of the outdoors, has been buying up huge acres of farmland across the United States. What is he up to now?

In fact, according to a report from Forbes, He has purchased over 242,000 acres of farmland which is enough to officially make him the top private farmland owner in America.

For years Gates has been purchasing agricultural land in places like Florida and Washington and 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).

In addition to this Gates also 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. According to the report, this is not Gates’ only foray into agriculture.

In 2008, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced $306 million in grants to promote high-yield, sustainable agriculture among smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and has further invested in the development and proliferation of “super crops” resistant to climate change and higher-yield dairy cows.

Last year, the organization announced Gates Ag One, a nonprofit to advance those efforts according to Forbes.

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