Ted Turner
Ted Turner
Turner Broadcasting

He parlayed his father's billboard company into the world's most influential cable news network, CNN. The first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel, CNN revolutionized the coverage of news around the world and made Turner, 73, a billionaire many times over.


By John A. Byrne, contributor @FortuneMagazine - Last updated March 22 2012: 6:02 AM ET
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