Ted Turner

1938 - Today

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Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American entrepreneur, television producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist. He founded the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television, which later became TBS. As a philanthropist, he gave $1 billion to create the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden U.S. support for the UN. Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Turner has received more than 10,141,948 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ted Turner is the 177th most popular businessperson, the 1,933rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,955th in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Businessperson.

Ted Turner is most famous for being the founder of CNN, which was the first 24-hour news network.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.08

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 53

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ted Turners by language

Over the past year Ted Turner has had the most page views in the with 1,168,784 views, followed by Spanish (49,164), and German (28,087). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Afrikaans (41,250.00%), Cantonese (100.67%), and West Frisian (73.70%)


Among businesspeople, Ted Turner ranks 177 out of 847Before him are Jack Daniel, Thomas J. Watson, Axel Springer, Johns Hopkins, Bernard Baruch, and Lady Bird Johnson. After him are Martha Stewart, Isaac Carasso, Rebiya Kadeer, Pierre Bergé, Maurice de Hirsch, and Ludvig Nobel.

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Among people born in 1938, Ted Turner ranks 110Before him are Karin Dor, Tom Regan, Seishiro Shimatani, Milan Galić, Radivoj Korać, and Adolf Scherer. After him are Connie Francis, Heino, Morihiro Hosokawa, Keith O'Brien, Guy Roux, and Félix Mourinho.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Turner ranks 1,933 out of 20,380Before him are Armand Assante (1949), Natalie Zemon Davis (1928), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Henry A. Wallace (1888), and Maria Branyas (1907). After him are Moby (1965), Mick Foley (1965), Connie Francis (1938), Jim Henson (1936), Wilbur Scoville (1865), and Martha Stewart (1941).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ted Turner ranks 57Before him are Johnny Kitagawa (1931), Jack Daniel (1850), Thomas J. Watson (1874), Johns Hopkins (1795), Bernard Baruch (1870), and Lady Bird Johnson (1912). After him are Martha Stewart (1941), Marissa Mayer (1975), Walter Chrysler (1875), Larry Silverstein (1931), William C. Durant (1861), and Roger Ailes (1940).