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Turkey's Richest People
Here's a list of Turkey's richest people as of March 2009;

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1. Husnu Ozyegin [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](gives away 2% of net income every month for the construction of primary schools and girls' dormitories in poor Turkish neighborhoods) [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$2.9 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]banking [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Istanbul [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]64yo - Married, 2 children[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]2. Mehmet Emin Karamehmet [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$2.8 billion [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Turkcell mobile phone company [/FONT][/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Istanbul [/FONT][/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]64yo[/FONT] [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]- Married, 1 child [/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3. Sarik Tara [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](born in Macedonia) [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.6 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Enka (Turkey's largest construction company) [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Istanbul [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]78yo - Married, 3 children[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4. Ali Ibrahim Agaoglu [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.5 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]55yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]5. Ahmet Nazif Zorlu [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif](High School drop out; shuttles around Europe in custom-designed helicopter) [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.3 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]electronics, finance [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Istanbul [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]64yo - Married, 1 child[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6. Ferit Sahenk [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.1 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]diversified [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Istanbul [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]45yo - Married, 2 children[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6. Murat Ulker [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.1 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]49yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6. Mubariz Gurbanoglu [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.1 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]41yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]6. Murat Vargi [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.1 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]60yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10. Kamil Yazici [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.0 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]79yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10. Ahmet Calik [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.0 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]50yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10. Filiz Sahenk [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.0 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]42yo[/FONT]

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]10. Tuncay Ozilhan [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$1.0 billion [/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]61yo[/FONT]

Source: Rich B*stards - Top 10 Rich Lists

Turkey's Richest People
Did you look at the Saudi Arabia list? Two on the list are brothers and have 84 children between them!! How did they have time to make all that money?


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Turkey's Richest People
They should have bought themselves a TV!

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Turkey's Richest People
I didn't see Curbanoglu's name on that list!!!!!!:77wu:



Turkey's Richest People
I’m a little surprised Ishak Alaton isn’t on the list. He’s the co-founder and chairman of of Alarko Holdings one of the largest conglomerates in Turkey. He’s a Jewish businessman born and raised in Turkey, has been one of Turkey’s top business leader’s since the 1950’s and is also well respected for his human rights work and his out spoken views of the Turkish authorities over the years.

He seems like an interesting character, he gave an interview to Zaman a few months ago.

Ä°shak Alaton: Ergenekon case a milestone for Turkey
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