Ladd Drummond is the husband of the famous blogger Ree Drummond who has referred to him as “Marlboro Man” in her blogs. Ladd appears quite regularly on her show, The Pioneer Woman. He himself is the owner of a cattle ranch and is a man of his own right. He owns Drummond Land & Cattle Co along with his brother Tim and they are one of the richest ranching families in the United States of America. Read on to find out more interesting facts about Ladd Drummond’s life and career.
Ladd Drummond Early Life
Ladd is originally from Nebraska. One would say that Ranching is in his blood. His great-grandfather, Ronald Thacker Drummond who was actually from Scotland, made the wise decision of investing in the diamond trade in South Africa. In the 1800’s he bought huge tracts of land in Oklahoma during the Land Rush. This gave the family the start they needed to establish their ranch.
Ladd and Ree got married in 1996 and they have four children together, Todd, Bryce, Paige and Alex.
The two have also opened a restaurant and a store called the Mercantile in Oklahoma. They jointly own 433,000 acres in Oklahoma.
Ladd Drummond Career, Awards & Achievement
Drummond Ranch occupies 44,000 square miles of land. He owns around 2500 cattle and horses together. Charles, who is his father, Tim, who is his brother and Ladd together own Drummond Land and Cattle which sits on 433, 000 acres. The ranch is also the recipient of subsidies given by the Government.
It is reported that Ladd keeps his children grounded by handing them odd jobs to do on the farm. Although their mother is a celebrity in her own right, the children are not vain about that fact. They have been brought up in the traditional ranching style.
Ladd has been an extremely supportive husband, being the one who pushed his wife into the career that she has now. Ree has authored more that a dozen books, even has a homeware range in one of America’s biggest shopping stops, Walmart, and co-owns a restaurant and retail shop in Pawhuska.
Awards & Achievement
Ladd’s biggest achievement lies in being a supportive husband to his wife’s career. He began by helping her write by taking care of the children for a couple of hours so that they would enjoy some peace and quiet. He also has business acumen in that handling a ranch of such great proportions ac be no easy task. Along with his brother he works very hard to keep the family business successful and ensure profits for his family. The Government subsidies contract is also a feather in his cap.
Net Worth of Ladd Drummond
Ladd Drummond has an estimated net worth of over $240 million dollars. This is not surprising given the amount of land that he owns. Apart from that his wife’s successful career in her blogs as well as her Tv show and books also contributes to their valuation and riches.
Ladd has been known to love fantasy football and spend quite a bit of his spare time forming the dream team. His family has been stated to be the 23rd largest ranching family in the US. Ladd and his family have not had it easy. Hey have been criticised for their ranching techniques as well as for being the recipients of enormous amount of subsidies from the Government. However, they have taken it well within their stride and have continued to persevere in the face of scathing criticism. Ladd is an enormously supportive husband and his wife has on occasions labelled him the perfect Modern Man.