He encouraged the return of native plants and re-introduced indigenous animals -- chief among them his beloved bison. "It's painful to watch somebody that's been so healthy and vibrant and active for the nearly six decades that I've known him, it's just really hard for me to see him decline," says his daughter Laura Turner Seydel. The 2008 acreage figure used for comparison is from the Land Report. He was the media mogul who revolutionized cable TV and founded CNN, the world's first 24-hour news network. After his father's suicide, Turner took over the family business, Turner Advertising Co. Turner remarried in 1964, to Jane "Janie" Smith. Create a free profile to get unlimited access to exclusive videos, sweepstakes, and more! 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When Andy asked if he was the CNN founder, Marlo said in response, "No, I don't tell all my tea now.". You famously feuded with Rupert Murdoch in the 1990s. The identities of the 100 largest private landowners and their respective acreage, per state where available, were provided by the Land Report from its most recent Land Report 100 ranking. He attended the school, in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1957-1960. "One of the important things that he taught me was the existence of what's known as keystone species -- certain species, that if they disappear the ecosystem collapses. Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III was born November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. March 11, 2019, 12:05 PM ET Marlo Hampton Sets the Record Straight on Those Ted Turner Rumors The Real Housewives of Atlanta friend once had a billionaire boyfriend. I defy you to find an individual that on his or her own has done more for humanity with a focus on the environment than Ted Turner," says Philips. I also dated a billionaire," Marlo said of how she makes her money, confirming that said billionaire was not the famed media mogul. “Whatever we did, he wanted to make sure it was something he would be proud of because it was his name at the top.”. But the cause closest to his heart is protecting the earth, and the creatures we share it with. "It was synergies between prairie dogs and bison, the two of them working together, that allowed the Great Plains to be the breadbasket of North America. His unbridled ambition fueled the rise of cable television as an alternative to the broadcast TV status quo. Relative rankings mentioned in the story are based on Bloomberg’s updated figures. Bison at Ted Turner’s Flying D Ranch in Montana. Turner with his father, Ed, on his wedding day. Their parent companies are now focusing on streaming video platforms. But ultimately, without the distractions of work, Turner was left to focus even more on his environmentalism. It's thought to be the biggest private herd in the world. The billionaire land baron and Southern Company team up for major solar projects. "We haven't saved everything yet. Gayle King Talks Wild Election Night: ‘I Slept in My Clothes and My Spanx’, Rob Lowe Downsizes to 1970s Montecito Fixer-Upper, ‘SNL’: Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden Declares Victory Over ‘Loser’ Trump, Artist Adam Pendleton on Painting Through Quarantine and the Beauty of Mistakes, Google Steers Into DOJ Antitrust Suit Ahead of a Potential Biden White House, 50 of the Best Beauty Gift Sets And Stocking Stuffers Everyone Will Love. He was a hard drinker and a womanizer with three marriages under his belt. In all, 92 members of the list were contacted and 51 responded before publication. For much of his life, Turner was known to the world as a brash billionaire nicknamed the "Mouth of the South.". Do you regret producing the colorized versions of some classic movies? He became vice chairman after the merger. Turner won the America's Cup, a prestigious sailing competition, in 1977. "I decided then that I would do what I could to help bring the bison back and preserve them," he said. To get a better handle on how much money is really going from charitable foundations to nonprofits, this year we counted “out the door” gifts rather than money put into billionaires’ foundations. I have a lot. ... Aug 27, 2019 Original: Apr 27, 2017. The 100 largest owners of private property in the U.S., newcomers and old-timers together, have 40 million acres, or approximately 2% of the country’s land mass, according to data from the Land Report and reporting by Bloomberg News. Nene chats more about Marlo's extensive resume, below. Marlo Hampton Explains What She Does for a Living. It may sound idealistic but the reasoning behind it is pragmatic: "You have to save the species that live on the planet to save the planet," he explains. Where could the herds of bison have gone?". use current location. Updated Mar 6, 2019, 1:22pm EST WarnerMedia on March 4 announced big changes to its organization, among them that cable networks Turner Network … High profile ranchers including Charles Koch, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg and more are buying and selling some of the most spectacular land in America. In consultation with the Land Report, the Broadbent ranching family was substituted for the Hamer family for the purposes of this story. The RHOA fashionista has never identified the billionaire she once dated. Where no proportional acreage was provided, the parcels were divided evenly or in some cases left blank. When Turner was 12, he worked for his father's billboard company, Turner Advertising. I don’t watch much television besides CNN, but I’ll catch something on TCM on occasion. ", Environmentalist and former US Vice President Al Gore is a long-time friend of Turner's. In 2000, Time Warner joined with AOL, and Ted Turner lost control of Turner Broadcasting. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. There had to be a reason, otherwise it wasn't going to happen.". That was before it was bought by Ted Turner. That’s a big difference from the old days, when he earned the nickname the Mouth of the South for his penchant for offering his unvarnished views on any topic. They cover a total of almost 2 million acres, making him the second-biggest landowner in North America. My social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are managed by my PR and communications department, where we primarily share news about my foundations, ranches, Ted’s Montana Grill restaurants and my hospitality business, Ted Turner Reserves. According to those who know him, his relentless ambition is in part a quest for the approval of his father, who killed himself when Turner was 24. Find A Ted's Near You. "Personally, I'm most proud of my children and grandchildren," Turner added. Its 113 episodes have been shown in more than 100 countries, translated into in 23 languages. As an innovator and entrepreneur, what do you think of the streaming media marketplace versus the cable business as it evolved in the 1980s and ’90s? Best known as the media mogul who founded CNN, Ted Turner is also a conservationist, dedicated to restoring native wildlife in the United States. Sure, I do. In the 1990s Turner bought more ranch land, re-introduced bison and set up the environment-focused Turner Foundation, as well as the Turner Biodiversity Divisions and the Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF). Alaska and Hawaii were excluded.

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