‘Yellowstone’ Fans Can’t Agree on How Much the Duttons Are Worth

by Thad Mitchell
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With the hit Paramount Network series “Yellowstone” now just weeks away from returning, fans are getting in their last-minute questions.

Through its first three seasons, “Yellowstone” has become a phenomenon among television watchers. The show has been incredibly popular among a wide-ranging audience with diverse demographics. There are plenty of things that “Yellowstone” does well and its success cannot be attributed to just one single area.

Perhaps what the show does best is portray the modern western and cowboy culture life as it really exists. It is easy to glamorize that style of life if you’ve never really seen what it’s about. There’s plenty more to being a cowboy than riding a horse into the sunset and heading to a honky-tonk bar each night. There is a ton of hard work to do in order to make a cattle ranch successful. It’s a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year job that is constantly demanding. That is not even to mention the droves of people who would like to steal your property right from under you. This is where “Yellowstone” excels — painting a picture of the modern west way of life.

Still, fans are struggling to pinpoint the status of the Dutton family’s finances. It is the topic of discussion in a recent “Yellowstone” Reddit thread.

“How can the Duttons not afford 11 million in property taxes, but Beth can just go and write million dollar checks and buy several thousand shares of a company without worrying?” the Redditor asks.

It is a fair question to ask whether we get an answer or not.

‘Yellowstone’ Fans Want to Know Just How Rich the Duttons Are

The ranching life is less than a glamorous life but the Dutton Family seems to have much of it figured out. They have made their cattle ranch, one of the biggest in the United States, a profitable success. But, just how successful is “Yellowstone” Ranch? We never truly learn a whole lot about the Dutton’s financial situation. Obviously, they have a nice chunk of change — the ranch has a fleet of nice trucks and even a helicopter. The Dutton estate is magnificent and the houses on the ranch are exquisite. The Duttons even have their own personal chef, Gator, who whips up the family’s meals. These things are not cheap.

“They are cash poor but net worth — probably multi Billionaires,” another fan says. “Ranches don’t turn huge profits and are based on annual cattle market sales and such.”

Perhaps the biggest clue suggesting the Duttons are in solid economic shape came just last season. Market Equities Representative Roarke Morris informs John Dutton that they are willing to pay him $500 million for his “Yellowstone” property. John rebuffs the offer with little thought toward accepting it. If you are turning down half a billion dollars — it is likely you have some cash flow.

We look forward to the answers to this question and more when “Yellowstone” returns next month.

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