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Ann Marie Drummond, who is better known as Reed Drummond, is an American blogger, author, and a television personality. She started a blog called “The Pioneer Woman” in 2006, which today has had exponential growth into a thriving business. In 2011, Food Network decided to even create a television series about it.
Ann Marie was born on January 6, 1969, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. She grew up with two brothers named Doug and Mike as well as a younger sister. She studied at Bartlesville High School and graduated from there in 1987. After completing her studies there, she would decide to move to California where she attended the University of Southern California and graduated from there in 1991. She was also an alumna of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Her initial plan after graduating was to attend a law school in Chicago but her life trajectory would go on to be drastically different.
She had actually started her blog at first in order to keep in touch with her family about her life on the ranch. Keeping the blog public, people started to get interested in some of her journeys and daily life there. The blog which started in 2006, was actually titled as Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. Though it is Pioneer Woman today with Confessions of a Pioneer Woman just being a segment within it, Drummond kept this name for some time.
The majority of the content in the early days specifically focused on her life at the ranch as well as sharing her experience of homeschooling her kids. Eventually, after a year of blogging, she started introducing food recipes for the site where she would do several tutorials on a regular basis. Moms all around America started becoming regular viewers of the blog. The details in her blogs and the quality that was there to help the user as much as possible in getting the right details made The Pioneer Woman a big success.
The quality of her blog was proved through the amount of awards that she won. At the 2009 Bloggies she won the award for Best-Designed Weblog. She has won the award for Best Weblog of the year three times at the Annual Weblog Awards. She started to receive millions of views on her blog soon that helped her to start attracting a lot of offers.
Food Network approached her to do a television series with the same title of her blog. Since its inception in 2011, it has become one of the most popular series running in Food Network. Today, the show has made her an international celebrity as the series has been very successful internationally as well and her fan base seems to be growing even more. Drummond and her husband have decided to diversify some of their funds by investing into a baker and general store called “The Mercantile” in Oklahoma. She is also opening a small 8 room Inn near it soon. Her large base of loyal fans has led to these businesses thriving.
Ree Drummond Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ree Drummond has a personal net worth of $50 million. Her husband, Ladd Drummond is also a very rich man with an estimated net worth of $200 million. Ladd and his family is the 23rd largest land owner in the United States measuring to a number of 433,000 acres. Their land alone makes up half the size of Rhode Island which is why the Drummonds are estimated to be worth in excess of $250 million. Through such assets, they make $3 million from the land and obviously it has been key for Ree, as the blog blew up because of her showcasing her daily ranch life there.
Ree has worked tremendously to build a beautiful and loving brand. She is now reaping the rewards of it as her blog today gets more than 20 million page views per month. Her income comes from endorsements and monetizations in the website.
She is also a best selling author to many cookbooks as well as children’s books. Some of her most popular ones include The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, Charlie and the New Baby, and Black Heels to Tractor Wheels ( memoir). She recently started her own magazine as well that is published by Hearst.
Ann Marie married Ladd Drummond in 1995. It was during this time that she made the transition from living in the city to living in a ranch. The remote working cattle ranch has become a big attraction for her blog. The couple today have four children namely Todd, Paige, Bruce, and Alex. They also regularly feature in her blogs where she mentions about homeschooling the kids.