Stine Seed owner named richest Iowan again

Harry Stine, 74, is the richest man in Iowa once again. The founder of Stine Seed, his net worth is over $3.7 billion, according to a Forbes magazine list released last week.

Stine made his fortune licensing soybean and corn breeds to companies like Monsanto and Syngenta. He lives in Adel, across the street from Stine Seed headquarters, on the land where he was born.

Stine is Iowa’s only billionaire. He is married and has four children.

Forbes periodically posts a list of the richest people around the world. For comparison, Warren Buffett, the investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is Nebraska’s richest person, weighing in at nearly $68 billion.

Corn field -- photo by fishhawk
Corn field — photo by fishhawk

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