Biography / Wiki
An American media tycoon Ted Turner is known to be the founder of the first-ever 24-hour cable news network, CNN. He revolutionized the media industry by introducing an independent television station WTBS which originated the concept of superstition in cable television.
He entered the corporate world at an early age and is now considered to be a successful businessman He was inspired by his father and started helping his father in the business from a young age. In spite of being born into a financially secure family, young Ted had a difficult life because his father was physically abusive and ended up committing suicide when Ted was 24.
After his father’s death, Ted became responsible for carrying out the business and his efforts paid off soon the business started earning huge profits. Later, he also acquired several other businesses and started the Turner Broadcasting System. He introduced CNN which is the first all-news television channel in the United States.
Apart from being a businessman, he is also known for his philanthropic activities and contributed $ 1 billion to the United Nations which was used to create the United Nations Foundation.
Height / Weight / Age
Ted Turner weighs 70 kg and 154 lbs in pounds. This business tycoon has a towering height of 175 cm or in feet inches 5’9” tall. He has short white color hair and sharp wide brown color eyes.
He has a healthy body with a figure measurement is 40 inches chest, 30 inches waist, and 37 inches hips approximately. His biceps size is 12 inches and his shoe size is 8 (US).
|Date Of Birth
|November 19, 1938
|In Centimeters – 175 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’9”
|In Kilograms – 70 kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
According to the sources, the estimated net worth of Ted Turner is $2.2 Billion US dollars approximately. His monthly income ranges from $2 million- $3 million.
Education / Family
Ted Turn was born Robert Edward Turner ||| on November 19, 1938. He is the eldest son of Robert Edward Turner Jr. who was a successful businessman and Florence. Though he was born into a rich family, he had a difficult childhood because his father used to physically abuse him.
His father also served in the Navy when World War II broke out and took his wife and daughter with him and left Ted behind due to which he felt abandoned.
He was enrolled in a boarding school in Cincinnati while his family was away and later he enrolled at the Georgia Military Academy. In 1956, he graduated from Brown University where his major was economics.
|Robert Edward Turner |||
|Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
|Philanthropist, businessman, media mogul
|The McCallie School
|Robert Edward Turner ||
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Career / Fashion And Style
After he was expelled from university, Ted joined his father’s business and became the assistant manager of Turner Advertising’s Atlanta branch. When the company was in debt, he threw himself in the work to deal with his grief.
When the company paid off its debts soon it started registering good profits. He had dealt with radio stations and later expanded into television and purchased a failing UHF station in Atlanta. He changed the name of his company to Turner Communications and renamed the station to WTCG and ran old movies and cartoons on the station.
By the mid-1970s FCC regulations granted permission to cable television services to transmit programming from remote stations. In 1976, the WTCG-TV Superstation started broadcasting old movies, comedy reruns, cartoons, and sports specials nationwide to subscribers. In 1980, he launched a 24-hour all-news channel.
Though this move was criticized by media professionals the launch of CNN was proved to be the revolutionary step in the media. Later, the network expanded to include CNN Radio and CNN International and several other notable ventures includes Turner Entertainment Co., Turner Network Television (TNT), Cartoon Network, and Turner Classic Movies. As a philanthropist, he is the founder of the Better World Society for supporting nuclear disarmament and Turner Foundation for activities in the environment.
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Some Interesting Facts About Ted Turner
- Ted Turner’s father Robert suffered from bipolar disorder and had extreme mood swings.
- His father committed suicide when was 23 years old. He was suffering from bipolar disorder and failed to cope with the financial burdens.
- In 2006, he was honored with the ‘Bower Award for business leadership’ by The Franklin Institute.
- He is also an accomplished sailor and an inductee of the National Sailing Hall of Fame.