"Robert Edward" ""Ted"" "Turner III" is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first 24-hour United States cable news/cable news channel. In addition, he founded WPCH-TV/WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. 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 support for the UN. Turner serves as Chair (official)/Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous businessmen! More Ted Turner on Wikipedia.