• Ladd Drummond is a rancher and is one of the owners of Drummond Land and Cattle Company.
• He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree and his family is the 17th biggest landowner in the US.
• He is married to Anne Marie Smith and they have four children together.
• He is a fan of basketball and movies and enjoys spending time with his family.
• Ladd's estimated net worth is more than $200 million.


Ladd Drummond Wiki Bio

Ladd Drummond was born in Nebraska USA, on 22 January 1969, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding American nationality – he is noted as a rancher, and one of the owners of Drummond Land and Cattle Company, including one of the largest properties in the US.

Childhood and school

Ladd spent his entire childhood alongside his parents Chuck Drummond and Nan Olsen and his two brothers named Todd and Tim. The family lived a part of their life in Oklahoma while Chuck was studying there, and they then moved back to their ranch in Nebraska.

Ladd enrolled at the Pawhuska High School in Oklahoma, and after he matriculated enrolled into Arizona State University, and graduated four years later with a bachelor’s degree. He spent many of his early years on the ranch and therefore became familiar with all the things done on the ranch including manual labor, knowing how to operate the machines while he also learned how to drive trucks. All this led Ladd to fall in love with being a rancher and he chose to have ranching as his career.

Ladd’s older brother Todd died in a car accident when he was 18 years old.

Career of a rancher

Ladd launched his career of a rancher soon after he graduated his college. His family inherited the Drummond estate located in Oklahoma – the estate is enormous as it spreads across 675 square miles, and belongs to Ladd, his brother Tim, and their father Chuck. The trio is also running their own company called Drummond Land and Cattle Company. The land they inherited and own together has made the Drummond family the 17th biggest landowner in the entire US – they are currently part of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.

They also became businessmen after the opening of their “The Mercantile” restaurant and retain store in the second half of 2016. They first bought a 100 year-old building in Pawhuska in 2012, and renovated it throughout four years. The family has also appeared in the TV series “The Pioneer Woman” which started in 2011, and counts 15 seasons and 180 episodes all of which aired on the Food Network channel until 2016. While Ladd is said to be an excellent rancher, some of the other ranchers have strongly criticized his skills and his techniques as they do not match those which the other ranchers have been using.

Personal matters and marriage

Ladd is a bit secretive when it comes to his love life but has still shared a few details regarding his life with his wife Anne Marie Smith. It is not known where Ladd met Anne Marie Smith, better known as Ree Drummond, for the first time, but it is said that the two met at a country bar and that it took Ladd four months to gather the courage to ask her out on a date. They were dating for several years before exchanging their wedding vows on 21 September 1996 – the thing which differs their wedding from a sea of others is that Ladd left their reception party so that he could watch a basketball match between Arizona State University and Nebraska, but the two subsequently spent their honeymoon in Australia.

Ree and Ladd Drummond

They now have four children together – Alex born in 1997, Paige in 1999, Bryce in 2002, and Todd who was born in 2004. Their sons have been taught at home, while both of their daughters are college students, as Alex goes to the Texas A&M University and Paige attends the University of Arkansas. Anne Marie Smith, Ladd’s wife, is a traveler, a blogger on the internet, very popular author, and the host of a cooking show – “The Pioneer Woman” blog – which follows the life of Ladd’s family at their ranch, and it can be noticed that she calls her husband ‘the Marlboro Man’.

Likes and hobbies

It might appear to some that Ladd is completely focused on his job and a career of a rancher, but there are numerous other things which interest him. Ladd is a huge fan of basketball and doesn’t miss a single match of his favorite team, the Arizona State Sun Devils. His wife has stated how Ladd is a huge fan of movies, and loves watching Netflix – they usually spend most of their nights lying in bed while watching movies and TV series. Some of his favorite movies of all times include “Secondhand Lions” and “Coming to America”, while he mostly enjoys watching TV ranching series. He is a big lover of animals, which eventually led to him wanting to become a rancher, as his entire family. Ladd is a family man who enjoys spending most of his free time with his wife and their four children.

Appearance and net worth

Ladd is currently 50 years old. He has short gray hair but doesn’t usually show it as he is always wearing a cowboy hat – he has blue eyes, but his height and weight are not known.

According to authoritative sources, Ladd’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $200 million, and it is always rising mostly thanks to Ladd running his huge parcel of land.

Fun fact

Ladd gifted his wife a diesel land mower as a wedding gift.

Social media presence

While Ladd doesn’t have his own accounts on the popular social media networks, it is said that both he and his wife Ree are using her ‘the pioneer woman’ accounts.

Their Twitter account was launched in May 2008, and counts more than 1.26 million followers while they’ve tweeted nearly 21,000 times. Their Instagram account is followed by more than 2.9 million people, while they’ve uploaded over 2,600 pictures onto it – they are running a Facebook page as well, which currently counts more than 4.7 million fans.


Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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