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Ted Turner Quotes: Life Lessons from Billionaire Media Mogul and Founder of CNN

When it comes to building a business, Ted Turner really knows his onions. Today, we will be learning some life lessons from Ted Turner, the billionaire media mogul and founder of CNN. Below are some of the real life lessons he learned in the course on building CNN.

Ted Turner Quotes: Life Lessons from Billionaire Media Mogul and Founder of CNN

1.    “All my life, people have said that i wasn’t going to make it.”

2.    “Every few seconds it changes, up an eighth, down an eighth. It’s like playing a slot machine. I lose $20 million, i gain $20 million.”

3.    “I didn’t get here for my acting but i love show business.”

4.    “I see what keeps people young, work.”

5.    “I have never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn’t have the right attitude, didn’t give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn’t prepared and didn’t have the whole program worked out.”

6.    “If i only had a little humility, i would be perfect.”

7.    “Just because your ratings are bigger doesn’t mean you are better.

8.    “Life is a game, money is how we keep score.”

9.    “Life is like a B-movie. You don’t want to leave in the middle of it but you don’t want to see it again.”

10.    “My son is now an ‘entrepreneur.’ That’s what you are called when you don’t have a job.”

Ted Turner Quotes: Life Lessons from Billionaire Media Mogul and Founder of CNN

11.    “Over a three year period, i gave away half of what i had. To be honest, my hands shook as i signed it away. I knew i was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.”

12.    “Sports is like a war without the killing.”

13.    “The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There are really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It’s not healthy.”

14.    “There is nothing wrong with being fired.’

15.    “War has been good to me from a financial standpoint but i don’t want to make money that way. I don’t want blood money.”

16.    “We have to do more than keep media giants from growing larger; they are already too big. We need new set of rules that will break these companies to pieces.”

17.    “You should set goals beyond your reach so you have something to live for.”

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