Pioneering a Legacy
Founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting media empire, philanthropist, sailing champion, professional sports team owner and enthusiast, self-made billionaire, environmentalist, conservationist, restaurateur – the words to describe Ted Turner are practically endless. Throughout the past several decades, Turner has proven himself to be a true, American renaissance man. However, these days, he prefers horseback riding and fly fishing to sailing, and his focuses have shifted from cable ratings and baseball standings to species conservation and nuclear weapons eradication, among many other passions. Turner hopes for a simple, yet momentous legacy – “to leave this world a better place for future generations to come.”
Turner’s appreciation for our beautiful Earth and its creatures runs deep, compelling him to work tirelessly to protect and conserve our environment, as well as its animal and plant species. It is through his numerous foundations, including the United Nations Foundation, Turner Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative and Turner Endangered Species Fund, that Turner has advanced his conservation and philanthropic efforts. Among Turner’s various and considerable contributions, such as his historic $1 billion gift to the United Nations, he has given over $374 million to programs for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health and protecting wildlife and habitats to maintain biodiversity.
Turner wishes to share his complete love of nature, wildlife and discovery in order to help all generations develop a keen appreciation for and awareness of what our Earth has to offer and just as importantly, a shared responsibility for the well-being of our environment. After much thoughtful consideration, Turner has established a way in which to achieve this through the launch of Ted Turner Expeditions. We invite you to see, travel, and explore his expansive properties, and experience wildlife and landscapes at their most vivid. Be a part of Ted’s expedition!