Robert Edward Turner III is an American Philanthropist and Media Mogul. He is famous because he was the founder of Cable News Network (CNN). This was the first 24-hour cable news channel, and he has also founded WTBS. He has also gifted $1 billion of the amount to support United Nations which created United Nations Foundation which is a public charity. He has made people interested in wrestling by buying World Championship Wrestling. Not only but he has also created environment-themed series. If you want to know about the net worth of Ted Turner in 2020, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 19th November in the year 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ted is the son of Florence and Robert Edward Turner II who was a billboard, magnate. When he was just 9, then at that time his family moved to Savannah, Georgia. He went to The McCallie School which was a private boys’ preparatory school in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He has attended Brown University and was the vice president of Brown Debating Union. He was expelled from the college when he was found with a female student in the dormitory room. He got honorary B.A. from Brown University in November in the year 1989.
He has been married three times and got divorced each time. First of all, he got married to Judy Nye in the year 1960, but their marriage lasted up to 1964. Next year, he got married to Jane Shirley Smith, and their marriage worked up to the year 1988. He married actress Jane Fonda in the year 1991 and divorced her in the year 2001. He has got five children and owns fifteen ranches in Kansas, Montanan South Dakota, New Mexico and Oklahoma. In the year 2016, he sold his 43,000 of property to Osage Nation which he bought in the year 2001 to raise Bison.
He has various other wildlife species also. He has got the biggest ranch named Vermejo Park Ranch which is in New Mexico. It is known that it is the largest privately owned tract of land in the US. When Ted was 26 years old, then he took part in sailing competitions and then competed in Olympic trials in the year 1964. He has also appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine in the year 1977.
Career, Awards & Nominations
He has won many awards like Paul White Award; Time Magazine’s Man of the Year, Television Hall of Fame inductee, Peabody Award Winner and has also got a start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He has won a number of awards in his career and has got various achievements for his works.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ted Turner is around $2.5 Billion. Not only he earns money and spends on purchasing lands and properties for himself, but he also sponsors the public for debate of the National Forensic League. He is considered as one of the richest personalities in the country.
He is such a famous person that books are also written in his life. At first, Porter Bib wrote his biography in the year 1993 and then in the year 1981 Christina Williams released another biography of Ted Turner. In the year 2008, Turner wrote a book, call me Ted in whom he discussed his personal life and career. He was the largest private landowner till the year 2011 after which John C.Malone surpassed him. He wants to popularize bison meat because of which he has the largest herd of bison in the world.