Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III is an American media mogul and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable television network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, which pioneered the superstation concept in cable television. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion gift to support UN causes, which created the United Nations Foundation, a public charity to broaden support for the UN. Turner serves as Chairman of the United Nations Foundation board of directors.
Born November 19, 1938, his primary personality traits are represented by the Chinese Zodiac elemental animal sign, the Earth Tiger. The Earth Tiger is probably the least flamboyant of the breed but Dilbert---not! All Tigers are doers, but he is likely to have a higher percentage of successful completions. This is due not only to his increased practical side but also to a greater sense of responsibility and to less of a tendency to quickly lose interest in projects.