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Turner, Robert Edward III

Born: 1938 AD
Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
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US cable television businessman, philanthropist, and yachtsman

 

eponym, president, and chairman of Turner Broadcasting System 1970-1996

 

won America's Cup 1977 as skipper of yacht Courageous

 

founded CNN 1980

 

founded Goodwill Games 1986

 

bought MGM film library 1986

 

oversaw merger of Turner Broadcasting System with Time Warner (finalized 1996)

 

vice-chairman of AOL Time Warner Inc. 2001-2003

 

3rd husband of Jane Fonda 1991 (divorced 2001)