Father, Edward Turner, committed suicide in 1965.
Graduate of Brown University.
Baseball stadium in Atlanta is named after him.
Despises fellow media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
Nicknamed "the Mouth of the South."
Once owned World Championship Wrestling.
Managed his baseball team, the Atlanta Braves, for one game before being banned from managing by the baseball commissioner.
Personal motto is: "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way."
Ted Turner Quotes
Turner: (about the Heaven's Gate suicides) It's a good way to get rid of a few nuts.
Turner: (about Christianity) It's a religion for losers.
P. J. O'Rourke: Ted Turner has probably said more stupid things than any man alive.