Ree Drummond’s net worth is $50 million USD. She is an American blogger, author, food writer, photographer, television personality, and celebrity chef.
Ree has the potential to be much, much wealthier as a result of her husband’s family. Ladd, Ree’s husband, comes from a family with over 400,000 acres of land in the United States.
With her husband and four children, she and her family live on a working ranch outside of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Since 2011, her show “The Pioneer Woman” has aired on the Food Network.
Ree Drummond Networth & Early Life
Ann Marie “Ree” Smith was born in Oklahoma on January 6, 1969, to orthopaedic surgeon William “Bill” Smith and Gerre Schwert Smith. Ree grew up in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, with her siblings (two brothers, Doug and Mike, and a sister, Betsy).
The community, which is about 50 miles north of Tulsa and close to the Kansas border, is well known for its oil. In 1987, she graduated from Bartlesville High School.
In Los Angeles, she enrolled at the University of Southern California. In college, she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. She received her bachelor’s degree in gerontology in 1991.
She returned home for the summer, intending to join her then-boyfriend in Chicago for law school. That changed when she met Ladd Drummond in a pub one night.
Ree Drummond’s Career:
In 2006, Ree Drummond started blogging, writing about homeschooling and sharing recipes with detailed instructions and photos of the entire process.
Her blog, The Pioneer Woman (formerly Confessions of a Pioneer Woman), went on to win a slew of prizes, including the Weblog Awards’ top prize.
The blog was also named Weblog of the Year for 2010. She also established “TastyKitchen.com,” a popular recipe website. She is the author of several best-selling books.
Her biography From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, which describes her transition from life in Los Angeles to her current life on a remote ranch in Oklahoma, hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller List and was in talks to be developed into a film starring Reese Witherspoon.
That never came to pass. She’s also the author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, a best-selling book.
Charlie and the Christmas Kitty, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations, and Charlie and the New Baby are among her other works. Drummond has written 15 books as of this writing.
The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and BusinessWeek have all mentioned Drummond’s blog.
Drummond’s Confessions of a Pioneer Woman was chosen one of Time Magazine’s “25 Best Blogs” in the globe in 2009.
Drummond made his television debut on an episode of Bobby Flay’s Throwdown! She challenged the celebrity chef to a Thanksgiving cooking competition.
Flay travelled to Ree’s Oklahoma property for the momentous occasion. The episode aired on the Food Network in November 2010.
Drummond won the competition by a hair over Flay. Drummond’s “The Pioneer Woman” premiered on the Food Network a year later.
The Drummonds opened The Merc in late 2016, a restaurant and retail store in a 100-year-old downtown Pawhuska property they purchased and began refurbishing in 2012.
The Drummonds also opened The Boarding House, a bed and breakfast, in April 2018.
In downtown Pawhuska, Oklahoma, the Drummonds also opened P-Town Pizza and Charlie’s Sweet Shop, an ice cream parlour.
Ree wanted visitors to have as much fun in her small village as she does. She also gives tours of The Lodge, the ranch building where she films her photoshoots and television appearances.
Ree’s website lists a variety of activities for visitors to Pawhuska, including shopping at Osage Outfitters for authentic cowboy boots, walking across a swinging wooden bridge built in 1926, learning about the Native American tribe that calls that part of Oklahoma home at the Osage Nation Museum, and visiting the scenic Tall Grass Prairie Preserve.
Ree Drummond’s Private Life:
In the mid-1990s, Ree met Ladd Drummond in a pub. On September 21, 1996, Ree married Ladd.
In her books and on her blog, she refers to her husband as “the Marlboro Man.” Their honeymoon was spent in Australia.
The Drummonds live eight miles west of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on a cattle ranch. Ladd Drummond is a fourth-generation cattle rancher from a notable Oklahoma family.
When Ree met Ladd Drummond, he was already working as a cowboy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University.
Alex, Paige, Bryce, and Todd are their four children. Paige attended the University of Arkansas, while Alex graduated from Texas A&M University. Their children are educated at home by the couple.
Ree Drummond’s Real Estate business :
Ladd Drummond’s family is the country’s 23rd largest landowner. They own 433,000 acres of land totaling 675 square miles as a family.
According to a federal assessment, the Drummond family has received more than $24 million in rent from the US government alone in the last ten years.
The majority of the rent money have gone toward animal protection on their enormous property.
The Ladd family owns and operates the Drummond Land & Cattle Co, which was formed by family patriarch Fred Drummond after emigrating from Scotland in the late 1800s.
The Drummond corporation is owned by only four persons, according to government data.
Drummond Land & Cattle Co. is a four-person private family-owned business with a $2.5 million annual income.
Every year, the Drummond Land & Cattle Company receives a payment from the Bureau of Land Management of the United States government.
They receive roughly $2 million per year to safeguard wild horses and burros on their farm.
According to records, the Bureau of Land Management has paid the Drummond Land & Cattle Co. $23.9 million since December 2006.