Ted Turner Net Worth|Wiki: Founder of CNN, his business, channels, family, wife, kids

Ted Turner Net Worth|Wiki: Founder of CNN, his business, channels, family, wife, kids

Facts of Ted Turner Net Worth|Wiki: Founder of CNN, his business, channels, family, wife, kids

Net worth$2.1 Billion
Date of Birth:1938 November 19
First NameRobert Edward
Last NameTurner III
AkaTed Turner
Age:85 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch

A famous Businessman, American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist Robert Edward Turner III aka Ted Turner has an estimated net worth of US $2.1 billion as of March 2020. He is popularly known as the founder of the first 24-hour cable news channel, Cable News Network (CNN). 

Ted Turner

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Income Sources of Ted Turner

His main source of income is his media empire and his news channel (CNN). The story of Turner's media empire began with his father's billboard business which had a net worth of $1 million USD. Besides the CNN news channel, he is also the founder of other channels like CNN International, Cartoon Network and TNT, etc which are one of the oldest channels and are still liked by many. With his powerful grasp in the media and television industry, he raised his net worth to $2.1 billion. 

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Assets and Property of Ted Turner 

Ted turner House

Turner holds the second rank in the top 10 landowners in all of North America. The 78-year old billionaire owns land in 10 different states and has a cultivated herd of 51,000 bison. In spite of owning more than 20 residences in places like Florida, LA, etc he lives in Avalon and calls it home. He has 2 million acres of land and has spent millions of dollars to renovate his lavishing house. A detailed graph of Turner's ranches is given below:

graph of Turner's ranches

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Career of Ted Turner

Ted completed his schooling from The McCallie School and attended Brown University for further study. Then, he majored in Economics and Classics. Ted started his journey in the late 1960s working for his father’s company named, Tuner Advertising. His dedication and passion led him to become the CEO and President of Turner Advertising Company in 1963. Afterward, he changed the company vision and transformed it into a broadcasting company. He focused his company on becoming a reliable and credible news source. In 1980, he successfully inaugurated the first 24-hour cable news network, CNN. He had also founded the Broadcasting Corporation TNT and TBS in 1988. He has also worked in creating Caption Planet and Cartoon Network during the 1990s. Besides this, Ted is the head and vice-chairman of the cable division, Time Warner. Turner is also the co-founder of Ted’s Montana Grill, which has 46 outlets among the 16 states of the U.S.


He is also a philanthropist, he had donated the $1 billion to support the United Nations Foundation, where he also serves as the chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors. Turner is currently the Co-chairman of the Board of Directors in Nuclear Threat Initiatives which was co-founded with us Senator Sam Nunn in 2001. 

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Achievements of Ted Turner

He has been awarded several times throughout his career. A list of awards he has received is listed below:-

1. In 1987, he received Golden CableACE.
2. In 1989, he received International Emmy Directorate Award. 
3. In 1995, he received the TCA Lifetime Achievement Award. 
4. In 1996, he received the Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television. 
5. In 1998, he received the Peabody Award. 
6. In 2015, he received News & Documentary Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Personal Life and Family of Ted Turner

Ted Turner was born on November 19, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. His father's name was Robert Edward Turner II and his mother's name was Florence Turner. In his entire life, he got married thrice, neither of them lasted for long. With his wives, he has welcomed six children.

Ted Turner's: Engagement on Online World

Being on the top charts of the business masterminds Ted obviously has a huge fan base and to connect with his fans, social media is the best platform. He is followed by 4k followers on his Instagram account whereas he is followed by 13.8k followers on his Twitter account. 

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