Businessman James Dole, known far and wide as "The Pineapple King" and owner of the Hawaiian Pineapple Company (later Dole Food Company), purchased the entire island of Lanai, Hawaii (141 square miles of land) in 1922 for 1.1 million dollars. Through Dole's planned efforts, Lanai went on to produce over 75 percent of the world's annual pineapple crop.