- NAME: Ted Turner
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: November 19, 1938 (Age: 75)
- EDUCATION: Brown University, McCallie School, Georgia Military Academy
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Cincinnati, Ohio
- Full Name: Robert Edward Turner III
- Nickname: Mouth of the South
- Nickname: Captain Outrageous
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
Best Known For
Ted Turner is a television and media magnate who founded CNN, the first 24-Hour cable news network.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
He rebranded once again, changing his company’s name to Turner Broadcasting Company. During the late 1970s he conceived the idea for an all-news network. Cable News Network (CNN) first aired in 1980. Six years later it was in the black. In 1985, Turner used some of his profits to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). Also in the 1980s,
Turner began coloring films but eventually decided the cost was impractical.
In 1992 he created the Cartoon Network in addition to launching Turner Network Television (TNT) and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). In 1996, with Turner Broadcasting a leader in both the television and Internet industries, Turner sold the company to Time Warner for $7.5 billion dollars. After the merger, Turner stayed on and ran the company’s cable networks, including Home Box Office (HBO). In 2001, Time Warner merged with America Online (AOL). The following year Turner took a stab at an entirely new business venture, a steakhouse serving bison, called Ted’s Montana Grill.
Over the course of his successful career in broadcasting, Ted Turner married and divorced three times. His most famous marriage was his third, to actress and activist Jane Fonda. The celebrity couple married in 1991 and divorced a decade later over a disagreement on religious beliefs. In total, Turner has five children—two from his first marriage to Judy Gale Nye, and three from his second marriage to Jane Shirley Smith.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
profile name: Ted Turner profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Included In These Groups
They spent their lives amassing millions—sometimes even billions—then promised to give most of it away. Here are a few of the wealthiest one percent who have promised the majority of their fortunes to philanthropies and charitable organizations. Through their example, maybe more moguls will take up the banners of bigger causes.
Generous Donors 10 people in this group
They've been referred to as a sign of happiness, luck, good fortune, sexuality and wanderlust. Cultures all around the world have their take on gap teeth, and now—thanks to prominent figures who proudly flash the space in their smile—they're considered a mark of beauty and individuality. Here are a few of the stars who helped to make gap teeth fashionable, proving to men and women everywhere that they no longer need to be ashamed of their grins.
Gap-Toothed Grinners 49 people in this group
Famous Scorpios 551 people in this group