Ted Turner (Education)

Founder Of CNN

Undergraduate Education: Economics

Turner was pushed by his parents to enroll in an Ivy League School. His father wanted him to study business preferably at Harvard but Turner failed to get accepted into the school. Turner enrolled at Brown University where he was initially a Classics Major. His father said that he was horrified in his sons decision to major in classics and that he almost puked when he heard the news. At Brown, Turner had some disciplinary troubles. He was suspended from his dormitory twice. The first suspension was for a very short period of time and the second time was for a more prolonged period of time after he was caught with a girl in his room. Turner eventually switched his major to economics due to pressure from his father and ended up graduating from Brown. Turner later went on to join the coast guard and then went on to work for his fathers advertising agency.