Media mogul Ted Turner was born in 1938 and is known for being both a savvy business person and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Cable News Network, CNN, which was the first 24-hour cable news channel.
Ted Turner is known as a philanthropist, Chairman of the United Nations Foundation Board of Directors, and as a co-founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. The Nuclear Threat Initiative is an organization that is nonpartisan and dedicated to preventing the proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons. It is a nonpartisan organization and is also committed to stopping the proliferation of biological weapons.
What started out as a billboard company owned by his father has grown into a vast business empire and made Ted Turner a very rich man. His business career includes milestones like Turner Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, The Cartoon Network, and many others.
As a philanthropist, Ted Turner is known for supporting a number of different charitable causes, with perhaps his most public donation being a $1 billion gift to support the United Nations. A public charity was formed, the United Nations Foundation, which helps to broaden domestic support for the UN.