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Ted Turner Falls Behind In Rich Guy Competition

Longtime owner of all Atlanta sports Ted Turner has suffered another loss:

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John Malone is now America's biggest individual landowner. The 70-year-old cable pioneer and chairman of Liberty Media now owns 2.2 million acres, after purchasing more than 1 million acres of timberland in Maine and New Hampshire earlier this year.

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The purchase, which drew fire from plenty of environmentalists in New England, vaulted him past the longtime number one, Mr. Turner, who owns slightly more than 2 million acres.

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ht Talking Chop

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