The Turner Foundation Inc., Georgia, USA
Throughout his career, Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy.
Over the past four decades, Turner stepped into the international spotlight with one accomplishment after another. Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports team ownership, sailing, environmental initiatives, or philanthropy – Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.
Turner is chairman of the Turner Foundation, Inc., which supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect our climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates; co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, which works to close the growing and increasingly dangerous gap between the threat from nuclear, chemical and biological weapons; chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world; and a partner in the Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant chain, which operates 44 locations nationwide.
Turner is also chairman of Turner Enterprises, Inc., a private company, which manages his business interests, land holdings and investments, including the oversight of two million acres in 12 states and in Argentina, and more than 55,000 bison head.