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 cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the super station concept in cable television. He is the son of Florence and Robert Edward Turner II, a billboard magnate. Turner attended Brown University and was vice-president of the Brown Debating Union.
Personal life of Turner is not as successful as his professional career. He has been married three times and none of them could sustain longer. With his wives he has altogether five children. In a television interview with Piers Morgan on May 3, 2012, Turner said he had four girlfriends, which he acknowledged was complicated but nonetheless easier than being married. After his third divorce he has not involved himself in any affairs.