The Ultimate Philanthropist
A man with unprecedented business savvy, Ted Turner is an American media mogul and philanthropist. He is perhaps best known for founding CNN and Turner Classic Movies and his $1 billion pledge to the United Nations.
The aggressive billionaire built a communications empire from his father’s billboard business. He entered the television business in 1970 with the purchase of an Atlanta independent UHF television station. Six years later, he diversified the company by purchasing MLB’s Atlanta Braves.
In 1985, Ted originated the Goodwill Games as a quadrennial, multi-sport, international, world-class competition. He is a firm believer in giving back to others, having donated over $200 million dollars to charity in a single year.
Few people have understood and reacted to American business better than Ted. An executive with incredible vision, he has an amazing story to tell.
Listen in as we discuss the origins of philanthropy, the secrets of success, and the importance of setting impossible goals.
In This Episode
- Why success is hard to achieve but worth it
- The familial inspiration for Ted Turner’s start in philanthropy
- How to set goals that will last you a lifetime
Quotes From This Episode
“When Rotary announced that they were going to take on polio as their key philanthropic project, I was so proud of them and still am.” —@TedTurnerIII
“The more I gave, the better I felt.” —@TedTurnerIII
[Tweet “”It’s not easy to be a big success but the struggle is worth it.” —@TedTurnerIII”]
“Set your goals in life higher than you can ever achieve so that you won’t run out of things to do.” —@TedTurnerIII
“I’ve done a lot of different things and I’m proud of all of them.” —@TedTurnerIII
“I decided to invest in the future of humanity.” —@TedTurnerIII
[Tweet “”Early to bed and early to rise. Work like hell and advertise.” —@TedTurnerIII”]
- Ted Turner on Twitter: @TedTurnerIII
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