Skip to comments.Whatever Happened to Ted Turner?
Posted on 02/29/2012 8:08:19 AM PST by BJ1
The "Mouth of the South" is no longer as he devotes his time (and $1 billion) to the U.N., jets between 28 homes and four girlfriends, misses Jane Fonda and opens up to THR about Rupert, Jerry and his abuse as a child. Says a friend: "He's definitely changed."
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He holds out the wallet, a slender, black, rather unpretentious affair, as this reporter cranes for a closer look, neglecting to mention Ive never seen a billionaires wallet before. It contains Turners drivers license, two credit cards, lists of his appointments for the next couple of days (he doesnt use e-mail), a few phone numbers and about $1,000 in cash though what on earth for, he doesnt say, since he never shops.
The tycoon-turned-philanthropist has removed the wallet from his blazer to show me a printed card with his "11 Voluntary Initiatives," an oddly naive reinvention of the Ten Commandments that he concocted some 15 years ago, including such vows as "I promise to care for Planet Earth and all living things thereon, especially my fellow beings."
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I feel bad for the guy. It seems like he isn't the same since Jane left him, but he still cavorts with four women. Self destructive to the end?
Old Ted Turners never die, they just fade to black. :)
I feel bad for America.
All that money to devote to the UN,global government.
I don’t feel bad for him...I despise him as much as ever.
I don’t feel sorry for Turner. He SOLD HIS SOUL in his chase for Fonda. He did everything he could to win her. He got her and then she left him. Like wow, a Hollyweird person leaving her spouse! What a concept. Turner is a self inflicted wound. Anything he is suffering is self inflicted. Let him suffer his fate. He brought it upon himself. He is just another Jimmy Carter in his old age. Worthless.
Does somebody care?
too much Hanoi Jane?
SOLD HIS SOUL? Please tell me the history of what he had to do to get Jane Fonda.
Please tell me the history of what he had to do to get Jane Fonda.
Open his wallet?
Anytime I hear of Ted Turner I think of Matthew 19:24 “And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
Morbid self adulation.
Turner was a true visionary when it came to cable. Buffet is very adept at picking stocks. But once either of them opens their yaps outside their field of expertise, they are blithering idiots.
I must admit that the bison filet mignon is absolutely fabulous.
Crazier than a shithouse rat!
“I dont feel bad for him...I despise him as much as ever.”
While you are despising, save some of it for old Henry Fonda. That POS gave the world two of the most worthless children who ever drew a breath.