Company FAQ

What does Turner Enterprises, Inc. do?
Turner Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), a private company, manages the business interests, land holdings and investments of Ted Turner, including the oversight of two million acres in 10 states and in Argentina, and more than 51,000 bison.

TEI also works closely with Ted Turner’s philanthropic and charitable interests, including the founding and ongoing operations of the Ted Turner ExpeditionsUnited Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Turner Foundation, Captain Planet Foundation and the Turner Endangered Species Fund. Based in Atlanta, Turner Enterprises shares its building headquarters with Ted’s Montana Grill restaurant chain and the Ted Turner Expeditions hospitality brand.

When was Turner Enterprises, Inc. created?
TEI was created in 1976.

Is Turner Enterprises, Inc. affiliated with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.?
No, TEI is not affiliated with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. or its parent company, Time Warner Inc.

How many honorary degrees does Mr. Turner have?
Mr. Turner currently has 48 honorary degrees from such institutions as Brown University (Providence, R.I.), Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.), The Citadel (Charleston, S.C.) and Mississippi University for Women (Columbus, Miss.).

What reading and/or video materials would Mr. Turner recommend?

Reading materials recommended by Mr. Turner include:

  • World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse by Lester Brown
  • Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization by Lester R. Brown
  • Earth in the Balance by Al Gore
  • The Futurist by James P. Othmer
  • State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future by The Worldwatch Institute
  • Call Me Ted
  • Last Stand: Ted Turner’s Quest to Save a Troubled Planet by Todd Wilkinson
  • I Am Eco Warrior by Roger Moenks

Some films that Mr. Turner recommends are:

  • Andersonville
  • Avoiding Armageddon
  • Crazy Horse
  • Geronimo: An American Legend
  • Gods and Generals
  • Gone With the Wind
  • The Hunley
  • Last Best Chance
  • An Inconvenient Truth

How old is Mr. Turner? Does he have any children?
Mr. Turner is 78 years old. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 19, 1938. He has five children (two daughters and three sons).

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