Born in 1938 as Robert Edward “Ted” Turner III, the media tycoon actually did not get his start in the media world on purpose. When he was just 24-years-old, his father committed suicide, leaving him to take over the family’s business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, that offered billboards for businesses to use for advertising purposes. Ted Turner then made a move into the radio business by purchasing a few stations before creating the Turner Broadcasting System in 1970.
The visionary was the first person to use satellite to broadcast on television and featured older movies and favorite reruns of sitcoms. He became very well-known when he founded two major networks: WTBS which is now simply TBS (Turner Broadcasting System) and the first-ever cable news network in 1980, by that same name and now known as CNN.
He also purchased both the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks in 1976 and 10 years later, founded the Goodwill Games which provided even more programming for his WTBS superstation, thrusting it further into the limelight.
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Ted Turner owns the Ted’s Montana Grill chain of restaurants, hence causing him to buy up 15 ranches in which to raise bison meat for his eateries. The former husband of famous actress Jane Fonda and two other wives, Ted Turner has, over time, created more media outlets, such as Turner Entertainment, Turner Classic Movies, the Cartoon Network, and MGM.
With an impressive amount of properties in his portfolio, Ted Turner recently put one of the most amazing homes up for sale. If you like privacy, this one is for you since it is located on an entire island off the South Carolina coast. It is situated on 4,680 acres of land, known as St. Phillips Island, and he originally bought it for his family to use recreationally in 1979.
The 3,800 square-foot main house on the island offers up five bathrooms, five bedrooms, a huge screened-in porch, and its’ very own water tower. The house is powered by solar energy, backup batteries included, and is completely self-sufficient.
Surrounded by white sandy beaches, you can only get to the property by boat from the mainland and the only other structure on the island is the caretaker’s house. Ted Turner and his family have worked diligently to maintain the island’s natural beauty and only a total of 10 residences can be constructed on the island that is located off the Atlantic coast, near to Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina. The island home is more of a getaway for anyone interested in purchasing it since there is total privacy while navigating the natural beauty of this very different type of property.
The island and home are listed with the Plantation Services Inc. in Charleston, South Carolina, with a price tag of $23,777,000. For more information, the real estate agents at Plantation Services Inc. will be happy to assist you.