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Ted Turner

United States
Net Worth $ 2.2 Billion
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Born on: 19th Nov 38 Born in: United States Marital status: Divorced Occupation: Founder, Cable News Network (CNN)
Born Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion according to Forbes as of 2014. 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.
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Ted Turner Estates and Homes (5)

Ladder Ranch

Ladder ranch

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

Kitchen view

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

 

 

Ted's property

Ted's property
He is one of the most wealthiest man in Mexico

Armendaris Ranch

Armendaris Ranch
Ted Turner's 358,643-acre ranch in New Mexico

Vermejo Park Ranch

Vast and elegant

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

Vermejo Park Ranch
Ted Turner's grand and gorgeous property

Flying D 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.

 

Ted's property

Ted's property
Vast and elegant property of Ted Turner in New Mexico

Avalon Plantation Manor

Hunting lodge

 

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

The living room
Extraordinary living room. At left is the bedroom wing and at right the kitchen.

Avalon plantation

Avalon plantation
One of the luxurious properties of Ted Turner

Ted's current residence

Ted's current residence
A broad lawn view in front of Ted Turner's Avalon Plantation. The plantation is just one of the many properties he owns and that make him the largest land owner in America.

The fireplace

The fireplace
Piled up in his living room are scores of delicate furniture and beautiful chandeliers hang from the roof.

Ted Turner Islands (1)

St. Phillips Island

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. 

Ted Turner Private jets (2)

Beech - 65-A90-1

Monitoring room

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

Beech - 65-A90-1
Ted Turner's private aircraft, Beech - 65-A90-1

Citiation III

Citiation III

Citation III was the first of the Model 650 series of Citation jets, which are mid-sized, high-performance business jets.

VIP cabin

VIP cabin
VIP hall inside Citiation III

Ted Turner Hobbies (1)

Sailing

Sailing

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 Turner Wedding (3)

Jane Fonda
One of the 100 Sexiest Stars (#21) in film history by Empire magazine (1995) Lady Jayne Seymour Fonda got married to Ted on 21 December 1991.

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. 

Ted Turner Cause (4)

Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation

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

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

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

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.

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