is Ted Turner Doing with All That Land?
Ted Turner, the largest private landowner in Nebraska and the
United States and the nation's largest bison rancher, has a lofty
a CNN report, Ted Turner
would like to reach 2 million acres nationwide before he dies — about
40,000 acres more than he currently owns.
rumors have been flying that Ted wants to control water rights.
However, when asked this questions, Ted rolled his eyes and said, "I've
never sold any water rights to anyone and don't intend to."
Turner said his life has changed a great
deal since he bought his first Nebraska ranch in 1995. He lost CNN
and was divorced from his
wife, actress Jane Fonda. He no longer owns the Atlanta Braves baseball
club and the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. Turner,
is also known for his efforts to help the environment and endangered
isn't in the headlines as much anymore. His focus has changed from
running a media empire to fighting global warming and
nuclear weapons and controlling population growth, as well as overseeing
his restaurants, known outside Omaha as Ted's Montana Grill.
Ted's fortune has declined over the years, in part because of a 1 billion (yes
billion) dollar gift to the United Nations.
Turner also owns The
Omaha restaurant - featuring Omaha
Steaks as well as bison. The restaurant
will test demand for more locally obtained food.
Every food item that Americans eat is shipped an average of 1,000
miles, Turner said. By buying locally whenever possible, the Omaha
restaurant will reduce greenhouse gases, he said.