Ted Turner, Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Kids

Robert Edward Turner III aka “Ted Turner” (born November 19, 1938) is an American Philanthropist, Media Mogul, and Businessperson from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Ted Turner started the CNN network and World Championship Wrestling. However, Ted is suffering from a brain disease at the age of 79. In fact, he revealed this news to CBS Sunday Morning in his ranch near Bozeman.

Ted Turner
Ted Turner

Moreover, the disease is not fatal like Alzheimer. However, he feels tired and forgets things. Turner thanked god that he is not suffering from a chronic disease. Earlier, doctors diagnosed his manic depression. In another test report, he knew that he suffers from a brain disorder.

There are a few microscopic element deposits in his brain. Within the passage of time, his brain cells start damaging. Apart from that, he changed the style of television news after the launch of CNN. He stopped watching the news after the launch of his channel.

Wiki & Bio
Full Birth Name Robert Edward Turner III.
Nickname Ted Turner.
Working As Businessperson, Philanthropist, and Media Mogul.
Famous For 1. Being the husband of Jane Fonda (American Actress & Model).
2. Founder of CNN news network.
Age (As of 2024) 85 Years of 2024
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday November 19, 1938.
Birthplace/Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Nationality American.
Citizenship The United States.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign) Sagitatus.
Ethnicity White Caucasian.
Religion Christianity.
Current Residence Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Ted Turner Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″.
Centimeters: 175 cm.
Meters: 1.75 m.
Weight Kilograms: 70 Kg.
Pounds: 154 lbs.
Biceps Size 12 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips) 40-30-37.
Shoe Size (US) 8.
Tattoos details? None.
Eye Color Brown.
Hair Color White.
Ted Turner Family
Parents Father: Robert Edward Turner II.
Mother: Florence Turner.
Siblings Not Known.
Relatives Will Update.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Married.
Dating History? In a relationship with American Actress Jane Fonda.
Girlfriend (Fiancee) Jane Fonda.
Wife/Spouse Name 1. Judy Nye (m. 1960; div. 1964).
2. Jane Shirley Smith (m. 1965; div. 1988).
3. Jane Fonda (m. 1991; div. 2001).
Children Will Update Soon.
Ted Turner Education
Highest Qualification Graduate.
School The McCallie School.
College/University Brown University.
Ted Turner Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Tom Cruise.
Actress: Charlize Theron.
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Favorite Color Black.
Love to do Fishing.
Favorite Dishes Spanish Food.
Net worth $2.2 Billion US Dollars (As of 2018).
Earnings, Salary & Monthly Income $2 million – $3 million USD.
Ted Turner Contact Details
Office Address Not Known
Home Details House in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mobile or Phone Number N.A.
Email Address Will update soon.
Official Website Not Available.

Ted Turner Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Profile

Jane Fonda’s Spouse was born on the 19th of November 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. His father name is Robert Edward Turner II was a billboard magnate. Florence Turner is his mother. At the age of nine, he shifted to Savannah, Georgia with his family.

Furthermore, he continued his elementary education at The McCallie School. Later on, Turner went to Brown University.

He was appointed as the Vice-President of the Brown Debating Union. In November 1989, he returned to Brown University for the second annual conference of the National Association of College Broadcasters.

Ted Turner Personal Affairs, Girlfriend, Spouse & Children

However, he faced troubles in his personal life. He has married three times. Firstly, he tied the knot with his first spouse “Judy Nye” in 1960 and divorced her in 1964. Later, CNN’s founder married his second partner “Jane Shirley Smith” in 1965. However, due to personal differences, they separated in 1988.

After his second divorce, he has tied the knot with his third girlfriend in 1991. The name Ted Turner Wife’s is Jane Fonda (American Actress). This couple separated in 2001. He has five children from his three wives.

Achievements & Awards

Additionally, he started Turner Tomorrow Fellowship (1989) to offer positive solutions to people worldwide. He received around 2500 entries. Furthermore, he acquired Hannah-Barbara production and made cartoons for Cartoon Network.

In 2014, Ted received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to wrestling and media. He owns several ranches in New Dakota, Kansas, Montana, and New Mexico. The biggest ranch owned by him is Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico.

Its area is around 920sq miles. Apart from being a businessperson, he entered sailing competitions at the age of 26. On the other hand, he also completed the Olympic trials of 1964. Turner played America’s Cup (1977) as a defense skipper.

Some Lesser Known Facts about Ted Turner

  • Wikipedia: Jane Fonda’s husband, Ted is the founder and owner of Cable News Network (CNN).
  • In addition to this, he also founded WTBS based on cable television.
  • Currently, the estimated Net worth of Ted Turner is $2.2 Billion US Dollars (approx) as of 2018.
  • As a social worker, he donated $1 billion United Nations.
  • He also served as the Chairperson of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.

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  • In 2001, Turner started the Nuclear Threat Initiative with Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA).
  • Moreover, he has purchased the Atlanta Station in 1970.
  • He handles his father’s billboard business too.
  • Robert created an animated series named “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”.