Jimmy Rane

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James W. Rane

Abbeville, Alabama
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materAuburn University
OrganizationGreat Southern Wood Preserving Inc
Known forRichest person in Alabama
Net worthUS$900 million (June 2019)

Jimmy Rane (James W. Rane) is an American businessman who founded and is currently the CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. He is also known for being the richest Alabamian. [1]


In 1970, Jimmy Rane founded Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. in Abbeville, Alabama, Rane's hometown. The business later grew to be one of the largest lumber producers in the Southeastern United States. [2]


After Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc. started, the business quickly grew to over 14 facilities in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. As of 2017, the business's yearly revenue was $1 billion USD.

Personal life

Orginially, Jimmy Rane was a law student; he had gotten into the lumber business by accident because he stepped in to mediate a family dispute, causing him to take control of a small fence post manufacturer. With the money he has gotten from Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc., Jimmy Rane is now trying to revitalize his hometown of Abbeville, Alabama. [3]

In the media



  1. "Here's the Wealthiest Person in Every State". howmuch.net.
  2. "Great Southern Wood Preserving Inc". yellawood.com.
  3. "Yellowhammer News". yellowhammernews.com.

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