CNN founder Ted Turner is celebrating his 81st birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed business men of his generation.
Popular business man Ted Turner has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 81st birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Turner, a cultural icon
Born Robert Edward Turner in Cincinnati on November 19, 1938, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. Turner's not just a great business man, he's an inspiration, an icon and a very charming man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Ted hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Ted Turner as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 81.
Happy Birthday, Ted, you're the best!
Ted Turner career in pictures
- CNN (1980 - 2003)
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