Mass media mogul who founded CNN and Turner Broadcasting. He pioneered the thought of a superstation on cable. He was nicknamed The Mouth area from the South and Captain Outrageous. He was an associate of Dark brown University’s controversy and sailing groups. He produced the Atlanta Braves a nationally favorite baseball group and founded the Goodwill Video games. He got over his father’s mass media empire at age 24 when his dad dedicated suicide. He wedded 3 x and got five kids. He was wedded to celebrity and fitness master Jane Fonda, girl of renowned film professional Henry Fonda.
Full Name Ted Turner
Net Worth 2.3 billion USD
Date Of Birth November 19, 1938
Place Of Birth Cincinnati, OH
Education The McCallie School, Brown University
Spouse Jane Fonda, Jane Shirley Smith, Julia Gale Nye
Children Jennie Turner, Rhett Turner, Teddy Turner, Beau Turner, Laura Turner
Awards Peabody Award, Sports Lifetime Achievement Award, TCA Career Achievement Award, Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, International Emmy Award for Directorate, News & Documentary Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award, Golden CableACE
Movies Gods and Generals, The Pagemaster
TV Shows WCW Monday Nitro, WCW Thunder, Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Gone with the Wind (1939) is Turner's favorite movie. This was one of the many films he purchased from MGM in 1986. He also owned a six-screen cinema in Atlanta's CNN Center; one screen was reserved for twice-daily showings of Gone with the Wind.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 7, 2004.
Inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1993 (inaugural class).
Graduated from the prestigious McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame. 
Began his own restaurant chain called "Ted's Montana Grill". Its signature meat is bison harvested on Ted's very own land.
Sold World Championship Wrestling to his competition the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). WWF used the brand in their programming for less than a year before retiring this. [March 2001]
Built his Turner Network from one modest Atlanta television station once known as WTCG Channel 17, and now known as the Super Station. From this one small station, which specialized in reruns of television series, old movies from the "Golden Age of Hollywood", and original programming, he expanded into CNN and eventually created the television channels Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies and Turner South.
Once stated on Larry King Live (1985) that he regretted fathering more than one child, due to his belief that the world is overpopulated.
On January 29, 2003, he announced he would resign from his position as Vice-President of AOL Time Warner. In November 2001, Turner told cable television executives that he felt sidelined by AOL Time Warner when he was replaced earlier that year as head of Turner Broadcasting Systems.
His cable television networks include Superstation WTBS, various international versions of Cable News Network (CNN), CNN Headline News, CNN Financial, Turner Network Television (TNT), Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Cartoon Network.
Created the animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) as a way to educate children about the negative effects of pollution. Turner was angered for so long about the effect the population had on the Earth, so he created the television series hoping to allow the next generation be more aware of the problems that people cause. 
With the merger of his company with Time-Warner, and that company's merger with America On-Line, he has become vice-president of AOL Time-Warner, the largest multi-media conglomerate in the world.
Former owner of the MLB's Atlanta Braves, NHL's Atlanta Thrashers and NBA's Atlanta Hawks. They are currently owned by Time-Warner.
Was the creator of World Championship Wrestling, which began competing with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Federation on Monday nights.
Is the largest private landowner in the United States with about 1.75 million acres in New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. His ranch empire, based in Montana, raises bison.
Was the skipper of "Courageous", the boat that won the America's Cup the most prestigious event in yachting. 
Founded the cable network WTBS Superstation in Atlanta, Georgia. 
The biggest thing I learned from losing? Winning's better.
The best day of my life was my wedding night. The first one. The others weren't so bad either!
[on the 2008 government bailout saving car companies instead of the restaurant industry] People would rather eat than drive cars!
One summer, I made $50 a week, and my father charged me $25 a week rent. I asked him if that wasn't a little high. He said that if I could do better than that for food and lodging seven days a week I could move out.
[asked what his personal motto was] Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise!
Even when I started in 1970, I knew that television was having a negative effect on our society.
If I only had a little humility I would be perfect.
Men should be disqualified for public office. Women should run the planet. They're better than us.
Licensing classic black-and-white movies to colorize them (the process is sometimes referred to as "Turnerizing", frequently in a derogatory context)