Billionaire's 65,000-acre ranch boasting plane runway and manmade lakes is up for sale for $250m

Billionaire's 65,000-acre ranch boasting plane runway and manmade lakes is up for sale for $250m

Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens is selling his massive 65,000-acre ranch for a whopping $250 million.

The 89-year-old oil tycoon, who has already donated a huge chunk of his wealth to charity, said he's putting Mesa Vista Ranch on the market because of his age and failing health.

The vast ranch boasts 20 manmade lakes, an aeroplane runway, a golf course and an enviable wildlife habitat.

Billionaire T. Boone Pickens poses with part of his vast ranch in the background. Photo: AP
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens poses with part of his vast ranch in the background. Photo: AP

An aerial view of part of the property. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch
An aerial view of part of the property. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch

It boasts its own aeroplane runway. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch
It boasts its own aeroplane runway. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch

Writing on LinkedIn, Pickens said:

Selling the ranch is the prudent thing for an 89-year-old man to do. Slowly but inevitably, my fading vision and limited hearing have forced me to give up things I’ve loved and excelled at — golf and hunting, in particular.

He added that he will only sell it to a someone who is committed to preserving its unique natural landscape.

Pickens' main "castle." Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch
Pickens' main "castle." Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch

The ranch has about 20 manmade lakes and rivers. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch
The ranch has about 20 manmade lakes and rivers. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch

Pickens will only sell to someone committed to preserving the ranch's unique landscape. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch
Pickens will only sell to someone committed to preserving the ranch's unique landscape. Photo: Mesa Vista Ranch

Source: KAMI.com.gh

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