- Birthday19th Nov, 38
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
The largest private landholder in the United States(outside the federal government), Robert Edward or better known as Ted Turner is a major figure in American business of the late 20th century. He founded the first 24 hour cable news channel which is known as CNN. One of the richest men in the world, he took Atlanta's independent UHF television station from financial troubles to profit in three years. There seems to a magic in his logics as what so ever business he has taken over from the scratch has grown to a profitable one. He also took over his father’s ailing business in 1963 following his father’s death and restored it to profitability. Turner has also committed his assets to ecological causes and has created the environmental-themed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. In his personal life he seems to have a fascination with the letter ‘J’ as he got married to three women and co-incidentally all of them have the initial ‘J’. Unfortunately none of his marriage was succeeded and he got separated. Ted became popular amongst children after he created Cartoon Network (1992) which was the first served as a 24-hour outlet for classic animation properties. Ted has always been fascinated with ranches and probably because of this fascination he owns four ranches in US itself. Apart from being a rich and famous personality he is a very humble human being as he is known for his $1 billion gift to support UN causes, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner was the one who found the idea of TV "super-station" broadcasting to cable systems countrywide by way of satellite.
- All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it.
- Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth, down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- I didn't get here for my acting... but I love show business.
- I see what keeps people young: work!
- The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy.
- “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise”
- If I only had a little humility I would be perfect
- “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”
- Just because your ratings are bigger doesn't mean you're better.
- Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
- Rupert Murdoch is the most dangerous man in the world.
- Sports is like a war without the killing.
- The mind is just another muscle
- There is nothing wrong with being fired.
- War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but i don’t want to make money that way. I don’t want blood money.
Did you know?
- He owns more than 10 ranches
- Ted Turner has won the prestigious America's Cup Yachting award in 1977
- He is also the author of a memoir titled 'Call Me Ted'.
- He is one of the largest private landholder in the United States.
Family & relationships
With approximately two million acres of personal and ranch land, he maintains many progressive ecological projects together with water resource management, reforestation and the reintroduction of native species to the land. Ladder Ranch is in south central New Mexico and has some of the greatest wildlife diversity.
Location: The Ladder Ranch is located in south central New Mexico, U.S
Rach Highlight: The Ladder Ranch is spread in the area of 156,439-acres and has a spectacular view of pine forests in the foothills of the Black Range (Gila Mountains). The ranch has many amphibians, fish and wildlife. The Ladder is home to bison that symbolize a exclusive historic gene pool. The ranch also has archaeological implication, with numerous remnants of the Mimbres culture.
Armendaris Ranch in New Mexico is one of the many Ranches that Ted owns as he is the largest individual landholder in the United States. The area has reintroduced population of desert bighorn sheep the Bolson's tortoise.
Location: Armendaris Ranch is located in south central New Mexico.
Accommodation: The property is spread around 350,000 acres. In 2006 Ted decided to build a simple mansion on this property that can be a guest house for his friends who visit this Ranch often. The house has four bedrooms and a simple living room. The ranch contains some very rare Chihuahuan desert grassland in the Southwest. Large mammals on the ranch are bison, pronghorn, desert mule deer, cougar and oryx
Vermejo Park Ranch
Vermejo Park Ranch is owned by Ted Turner and is said to be the largest privately owned, ranch in northern New Mexico ,United States.
Location: the Ranch is located in northeastern New Mexico and southern Colorado.
Accommodation: The ranch's most visible component is its guest ranch and hunting. The ranch is rented at standard guest package of $550 per day, which includes world-class lodging, meals, fishing, and additional amenities. The Ranch provides luxurios accommodation of all sorts of gatherings and the lodges are built of wood to keep the ranch-inspired charm intact.
Ranch Highlights: The ranch is famous for hunting of elk, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, black bear, mountain lions, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Merriam's Turkey. Ranch also provides facility for fishing and organizes a tour covering the entire Ranch along with a guide. The lodge’s picturesque veranda offers guests the perfect spot to sit and relax.
Vermejo Park Ranch
Flying D Ranch
Ted Turner is the second largest individual landholder in North America. The Flying D Ranch is amid Spanish Peaks Mountains and Lee Metcalf Wilderness and The Gallatin and Madison rivers run through it. Flying D Ranch is a beautiful and scenic property that is also a vital natural conservation site for many species.
Location: Flying D Ranch is located in southwest Montana just north of Yellowstone National Park.
Ranch highlight: The Ranch is spread in the area of 113,613-acre and looks after the in-stream flow water resource management, promoting habitat for abundant fish populations.. The Flying D makes money by charging about 30 hunters each year about $12,000 each to spend a week on the property.
Avalon Plantation Manor
Ted is known to own number of Ranches all over the world but he resides at Avalon plantation in Florida. He has decorated it under his personal supervision and spend more time here than anywhere else.
Location: The large mansion is located in Tallahassee, Florida.
Accommodation: The estate in Tallahassee is spread over an area of 30,000 acres. The property has 8,000-acre plantation and a beautiful house made in French style. The interior of the house is decorated with several photographs of his family in every nook and corner of the house. The living room is decorated in a very formal manner and each bed room is well planned and maintained.
The living room
Ted's current residence
St. Phillips Island
American media mogul Ted Turner bought a private island long back in 1979. However, what he didn’t knew while spending huge amounts of money buying St. Phillips Island is the controversy he was going to face. A boundary dispute arose owing to some tribe named The Gullah, descendants of 47 black slaves who had bought a plantation on neighboring St. Helena Island in 1920. The space functioned as a communal refuge for the group, where members could hunt, fish or gather without restrictions. Turner had to settle with the group by donating the disputed 68-acres to the Gullah.
Beech - 65-A90-1
Ted owns this Beech - 65-A90-1 which is a part of a line of twin-turboprop aircraft produced by the Beech Aircraft Corporation. The King Air was the first aircraft in its class and has been in continuous production since 1964.
Beech - 65-A90-1
Citation III was the first of the Model 650 series of Citation jets, which are mid-sized, high-performance business jets.
Sailing is one of the most favoite hobby that Ted persisits. Sailing is ore like a stress buster for Turner and he oftenly takes out time for this.
Ted got married to Julia Gale on 23 June 1960 and had two chrildren form her. the couple got divorced in just four years of marriage.
After getting divoreced form Julia ,Ted got married in 1965 and was with her for a long 23 years. the couple had three children but in 1988 they both got divorced.
Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation
Ted Turner is a true philanthropist as he is associated with several charity foundations one of those foundations is Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation. CCBF has been proud to support the extraordinary team of doctors and researchers of the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology of New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.
United Nations Foundation
Ted is associated with United Nations Foundation and is known for his $1 billion gift to support UN causes, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN.
Children with AIDS
Ted supports the cause Children with AIDS Charity that help the youngest of those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS maintain a good quality of life
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Apart from being a philanthropist he is also an environment conscious person. He is associated with the NAPF is a nonpartisan educational non profit (501c3) working for nuclear disarmament and the kind of peace with justice that will help lead to the elimination of all nuclear weapons.