Ted Turner

1938 - Today

Photo of Ted Turner

Icon of person Ted Turner

Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American entrepreneur, television producer, media proprietor, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of 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 is known for his $1 billion gift to support the United Nations, which created 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 7,225,222 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Ted Turner is the 113th most popular businessperson (down from 112th in 2019), the 1,293rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,412th in 2019) and the 36th 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

  • 7.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.40

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 51

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ted Turners by language


Among businesspeople, Ted Turner ranks 113 out of 604Before him are Paul Reuter, Larry Flynt, Pierre Bergé, Louis Vuitton, Louis Chevrolet, and Giovanni Battista Caproni. After him are William Boeing, Iwasaki Yatarō, Elizabeth Arden, Eusebi Güell, Bernard Baruch, and Massimo Moratti.

Most Popular Businesspeople in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1938, Ted Turner ranks 74Before him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Etta James, Wim Kok, Issey Miyake, Frank Langella, and Eddie Cochran. After him are Bob Kahn, Leonardo Boff, Joyce Carol Oates, Jerzy Skolimowski, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, and Takehiko Kawanishi.

Others Born in 1938

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Ted Turner ranks 1,293 out of 15,968Before him are Mark Spitz (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Edward Tatum (1909), William Carlos Williams (1883), and Tecumseh (1768). After him are Harry Harrison (1925), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Douglas McGregor (1906), Ben Stiller (1965), Alan Alda (1936), and Wesley Snipes (1962).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Ted Turner ranks 36Before him are Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Mark Zuckerberg (1984), Sam Walton (1918), Solomon R. Guggenheim (1861), John D. Rockefeller Jr. (1874), and Larry Flynt (1942). After him are William Boeing (1881), Bernard Baruch (1870), Walter Chrysler (1875), Christina Onassis (1950), Gordon Moore (1929), and Roy O. Disney (1893).

Twitter Activity