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Ted Turner          

Media Mogul & Philanthropist

A man with unprecedented business savvy, Ted Turner was named Time magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year. Turner began his business career as an account executive for Turner Advertising Company (now TBS, Inc.), and in 1963, became president and chief operating officer. He held this position until the company’s merger with Time Warner in 1996.

The aggressive billionaire built a communications empire from his father’s billboard business. Turner entered the television business in 1970 with the purchase of an Atlanta independent UHF television station. Six years later, he diversified the company by purchasing MLB’s Atlanta Braves. He has since gone on to found the most respected news network in America, CNN, as well as Turner Network Television.

In 1985, Turner originated the Goodwill Games as a quadrennial, multi-sport, international, world-class competition. He is a firm believer in giving back to others, and has donated over $200 million dollars to charity in 1994 alone.

Few people have understood and reacted to American business better than Turner. An executive with incredible vision, Turner has an amazing story to tell.

Speech Topics

From the Atlanta Braves to HBO: Success through Diversification

Changing the World: Giving Back & Never Giving Up

Embracing the Entrepreneurial Spirit


india africa mobile forest technology regulation people understanding rura


spain region latin brazil america cultural crisis mexican state


people schools countries education work america folk united state

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energy system change fuel audience grain cheap health care


news responsibility human rights people monetary corporate governance arab

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Ted Turner to Receive News and Documentary Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award
CNN founder Ted Turner will receive the News and Documentary Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement at a ceremony at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in September, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Thursday.
Billionaire Ted Turner Shares The Key To His Success
Ted Turner spoke frankly to Christiane Amanpour about CNN, his success, failures, family, and goals for the future. The billionaire media magnate and philanthropist found success in practically everything he’s done, including making billions of dollars; $1 billion he donated to the United Nation.
Ted Turner Receives Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy
Last week, Forbes awarded its Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Philanthropy to United Nations Foundation Founder and Chairman Ted Turner in recognition of his unprecedented philanthropy and his dedication to building a better world...
Ted Turner Taking Coal Funds to Create Solar Odd Couple: Energy ...
They're unlikely business partners: a billionaire environmentalist and one of the largest coal-burners in the U.S..

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