Harry Stine (businessman)

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Harry Stine
Harry H. Stine

1941/1942 (age 78–79)[1]
Alma materMcPherson College
OccupationFarmer and seedsman
Known forFounder and owner of Stine Seed
Owner of International Oilseed Distributors, Inc.
Home townAdel, Iowa, US
Net worth$4.4 billion (May 2020)[1]

Harry H. Stine (born 1941/1942) is an American billionaire businessman, the founder and owner of Stine Seed.

He is the son of Bill and Roselba Stine. In 1871, his great-grandparents, William and Sarah Stine arrived in Adel, Iowa from Pennsylvania, and establish a 160-acre farm there. In 1894, his grandfather Ira Cloyd Stine married Lydia Sheaffer and they had had four children, all sons. Everyone worked for I.C Stine and Sons until after World War II. In 1934, Bill and Roselba Stine moved to the farm that would become Stine Seed Farm, which was founded in the 1950s.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "Forbes profile: Harry Stine". Forbes. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  2. ^ "History". stineseed. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Stine - 30 Years of Performance Seed - The Early Years". Nxtbook.com. Retrieved 2016-01-03.