Ted Turner (born November 19, 1938 in
) is an
businessman who is best known for being the
founder of the
television networks Turner Broadcasting Station(
Cable News Network(CNN). These were the first
cable TV networks. He is also famous for being the founder of
professional wrestling company
World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as well as the
Captain Planet and the Planeteers.
He's made several war epics on the Civil War. Ted Turner is known for saving
MGM's film library, though that forced him to sell his company. At one point, Turner gave a billion dollars to the
Ted Turner was once married to
Jane Fonda. He was raised in
Georgia and in
Savannah, Georgia. Turner is the largest private landowner in the
United States a total of 1.75 million acres.
Turner's biggest ranch is
Vermejo Park Ranch in
New Mexico. At 920 square miles (2,400 km2), it is the largest privately owned, piece of owned land in the
 Turner supports the
Public forum debate of the
National Forensic League.
In a television interview with
Piers Morgan on May 3, 2012, Turner said he had four girlfriends. He then said that it was complicated but yet easier than being married.
One of Turner's children, Robert Edward "Teddy" Turner IV, announced on January 23, 2013, that he will run in the
Republican primary for the open Congressional seat.
 He lost the primary to former