Ted Turner
Ted Turner

Ted Turner is an American media tycoon known for founding Cable News Network. He laid the foundation of WTBS. Ted also created a famous animation series named as Captain Planet and Planeteers.

Quick Biography

Robert was born on November 19, 1938, in Ohio, the United States to Nee Rooney and Robert Edward Turner II. His father was a billboard magnate. In November 1989, the business received honorary B.A from Brown University.

Full Name/Real Name: Robert Edward Turner III
Age: 82 years old
Birth Date: November 19, 1938
Birth Place: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Horoscope: Scorpio
Parents: Nee Rooney and Robert Edward Turner II
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife: Jane Fonda (m. 1991–2001), Jane Shirley Smith (m. 1965–1988), Julia Gale Nye (m. 1960–1964)
Children: Laura Turner, Jennie Turner, Teddy Turner, Laura Lee Turner, Rhett Turner, Beau Turner, Robert Edward Turner IV
Height: 1.88 m
Weight: 70 kg
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: American
Political View: Democrat
Religion: Agnostic
Smoking: NA
Tattoo: NA
Profession: Businessman
Net Worth: $2.5 Billion

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

He is 82 years old. The height of the Ted is 1.88 m, and the bodyweight is 70 kg.

Education, School/College University

The Ted completed his schooling from The McCallie School, which is a private boys school located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The favorite subject of Ted at that time was military training. For further education, he attended Brown University.  But the businessman could not be able to complete his education because he was kicked out by college for having women in his dorm room. It was a very tough year for Ted, in the same year his parent was separated.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

The media mogul is the oldest of his parents. Mary Jean is the sister of Ted. At the age of Nine, Turner, with his family, moved to Savannah, Georgia. In his college time, Ted was Vice-President of Brown Debating Union. He was also the captain of the sailing team. He respects all-region, but Ted is agnostic. In his younger year, he was an atheist. The nationality of the billionaire is American. In the 2016 United States presidential election, Ted supported the Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton.

Married, Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Turner married and divorced three times. In 1960, he married Jane Shirley Smith and divorced her in 1964. In 1965, Ted married to Jane Shirley Smith and divorced in 1988. The most popular marriage of Ted is with actress Jane Fonda. The couple married in 1991, but the marriage did not last long.

The couple divorced in 2001 because they had a difference in religious beliefs. On May 3, 2012, Ted, in an interview, stated that he is in a relationship with four girlfriends.  Ted Tenner has five children. His son Robert Edward “Teddy” Turner IV run for the open congressional seat. He received only 7.90% in the election.

Relationship Statistics

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Divorced
When did he get married? (married date): 23 June 1960
Does he have any relationship affair? N/A
wife/spouse (name): Jane Fonda, Jane Shirley Smith, Julia Gale Nye

Professional Life and Career

In 1960, Ted started his career as a general manager for his father’s business located in Macon, Georgia. In 1963, his father suicide due to bipolar disorder problems. After Turner’s father died, he became Chief Executive Officers and President of Turner Advertising Company. At that time he was only twenty-four years old.

He turned the business into a worldwide enterprise. Turner also attached to Young Republicans. In 1962, his father acquired a competitor who turned the company into a weak financial condition.  After Ted took control of the company, he bought a radio station.

The biggest achievement of Ted was acquiring the biggest advertising company in the South-eastern United States. Later he started purchasing rights of old movies and comedians. It turned into a highly profitable business. In 1986, he founded Goodwill Games, which broadcast events of games. In 1996, the Turner fields were used Summer Olympics. He acquired the MGM/UA Entertainment.

After that, Ted enters into wrestling business by acquiring Jim Crockett Promotions, the name of promotions was changed to World Championship Wrestling. In 2001, it was acquired by World Wrestling Federation. On October 10, 1996, Turner Broadcasting System merged with Time Warner. In 2003, Turner resigned as Time Warner Vice Chairman.

Awards & Nominations

In 1990, Ted Won Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, whereas in 1991, he won Time magazine’s Man of the Year. Another major Ted is Lifetime Achievement- Sports (2014), Lone Sailor Award, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarian, and many more.

Ted Turner Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2021

Ted Turner Net Worth
Ted Turner Net Worth

As of October 2021, the Net worth of Ted Turner is $2.5 billion. He is one of the richest planets on earth. Turner is also the second-largest individual landowner in the United States with more than 2 million acres of area. He acquired various companies and turned them into a profitable business. He is also suffering from Lewy Body Disease.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

In 1999, Ted involved in controversy in which he joked about Pope John Paul II. He later apologized for the joke.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

TED TURNER Facebook page has around 22,941 fans, and his Twitter account has around 12.5k followers.

Ted Turner is a legendary businessman. He also Vows to donate a greater part of his upon his death.


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