Here's How Much Ladd Drummond Is Really Worth

Ree Drummond has made a name for herself as the Pioneer Woman. The cookbook author and television personality shares much of her home life on her shows, showcasing her husband and five children, who also act as inspiration for many of her recipes.  

Though Ree has built her reputation on being a down-to-earth country woman, the Oklahoma native had spent a number of years in Los Angeles before stopping back in Oklahoma for a bit before moving on to Chicago. According to her Pioneer Woman blog, Ree was out with friends when she met a man "wearing a pair of Wrangler jeans and cowboy boots, sipping on bottled beer." The two talked at length, but Ladd didn't call for months. When he finally called her, sparks flew and he said he loved her two weeks later. The couple has been married for over two decades and recently celebrated the marriage of their daughter, Alex (via People).

With her Pioneer Woman persona, Ree has amassed quite a fortune. Website Celebrity Net Worth estimates her net worth as $50 million from her 15 books and television appearances. In addition she also owns several shops, and a bed and breakfast in Oklahoma. Though Ladd Drummond co-owns several of the businesses, his wealth comes from different means.

Inside Ladd Drummond's fortune

Even before Ree Drummond became the Pioneer Woman, Ladd Drummond was amassing wealth. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ladd is a partner in the Drummond Land & Cattle Co. The company was founded by Chuck, Tim, and Ladd Drummond in the early 1990s and is headquartered in Pawhuska, Oklahoma (via the Cowboy Channel). The ranch is involved in all aspects of the cattle industry and also owns 25 broodmares. The ranch's roots go back to 1882 when Fredrick Drummond moved to Oklahoma from Scotland. 

In 2013, Modern Farmer placed the Drummond Family on its list of America's 100 top landowners. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Drummonds own 433,000 acres of land in Oklahoma. In addition to the money made by cattle, part of that land is rented to the U.S. government to allow wild burros and horses to roam on it. The cost to the U.S. government is about $2 million a year. 

Between land, cattle, horses, and part ownership of some of the Pioneer Woman's stores and ventures, Ladd Drummond is worth an estimated $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.