Ted Turner, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Ted Turner

American media mogul, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

Date of Birth: 19-Nov-1938

Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Profession: entrepreneur, media proprietor, philanthropist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Ted Turner

  • Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist.
  • As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel.
  • In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television, which later became TBS. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion gift to support the United Nations, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden domestic support for the UN.
  • Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.
  • Additionally, in 2001, Turner co-founded the Nuclear Threat Initiative with US Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA).
  • NTI is a non-partisan organization dedicated to reducing global reliance on, and preventing the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons.
  • He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, which he took over in 1963 after his father's suicide.
  • It was worth $1 million.
  • His purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the Turner Broadcasting System.
  • CNN revolutionized news media, covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991.
  • Turner turned the Atlanta Braves baseball team into a nationally popular franchise and launched the charitable Goodwill Games.
  • He helped revive interest in professional wrestling by buying World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Turner's penchant for controversial statements earned him the nicknames "The Mouth of the South" and "Captain Outrageous".
  • Turner has also devoted his assets to environmental causes.
  • He was the largest private landowner in the United States until John C.
  • Malone surpassed him in 2011.
  • He uses much of his land for ranches to re-popularize bison meat (for his Ted's Montana Grill chain), amassing the largest herd in the world.
  • He also created the environmental-themed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

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