Famous Turkish Business People

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Salt Bae
(Restaurateur)
Salt Bae
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Birthdate: August 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Erzurum, Turkey
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Uğur Şahin
(He is the CEO of BioNTech, which developed one of the major vaccines against COVID-19)
Uğur Şahin
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Birthdate: September 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: İskenderun, Hatay Province, Turkey
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Hamdi Ulukaya
(Entrepreneur)
Hamdi Ulukaya
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Birthdate: October 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Erzincan, Turkey

Hamdi Ulukaya is a Turkish businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He is the founder, owner, chairman, and CEO of Chobani, a company specializing in strained yogurt. Born in Turkey, he immigrated to US as a young man and established his yogurt empire there with no prior experience in the yogurt business. He is also known for donating generously to various causes.

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Muhtar Kent
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Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
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İbrahim Tatlıses
(Singer, Actor)
İbrahim Tatlıses
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Birthdate: January 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Urfa, Turkey
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Basil Zaharoff
(Arms dealer)
Basil Zaharoff
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Birthdate: October 6, 1849
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mugla, Turkey
Died: November 27, 1936

Basil Zaharoff was a Greek industrialist and arms dealer. Dubbed the mystery man of Europe and merchant of death, Zaharoff is remembered as a cunning and manipulative businessman who employed corrupt business tactics during the First World War. Interestingly, he was also a philanthropist, and his life inspired several fictional characters, including Ian Fleming's Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

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Hülya Avşar
(Actress, Singer)
Hülya Avşar
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Birthdate: October 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edremit, Balıkesir, Turkey
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Acun Ilicali
(Entrepreneur)
Acun Ilicali
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Birthdate: May 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Edirne, Turkey
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Meshulam Riklis
(Businessman)
Meshulam Riklis
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Birthdate: December 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: January 25, 2019

Israeli businessman Meshulam Riklis is credited with having originated complicated paper transactions like high-yield bonds and leveraged buyouts. He built his financial empire by taking control of major corporations like McCrory Stores, Leeds Travelware, Gruen Watch Company, and Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics. His financial dealings were controversial, and he filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013. 

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Vehbi Koc
(Entrepreneur)
Vehbi Koc
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Birthdate: July 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Coraklı, Ankara Province, Turkey
Died: February 25, 1996
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Berna Gözbaşı
(Business women)
Berna Gözbaşı
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Birthplace: Gelibolu, Turkey
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Hikmet Ersek
(Businessman who is the former CEO of Western Union)
Hikmet Ersek
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Birthdate: 1961 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
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Demet Mutlu
(Business women)
Demet Mutlu
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Birthdate: August 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, United States
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Cem Uzan
(Businessman)
Cem Uzan
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Birthdate: December 26, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Turkey
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Sakip Sabanci
(Business tycoon)
Sakip Sabanci
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Birthdate: April 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Talas, Turkey
Died: April 10, 2004
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Matild Manukyan
(Businesswoman)
Matild Manukyan
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Birthdate: 1914 AD
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: February 17, 2001
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Luther Simjian
(Inventor)
Luther Simjian
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Birthdate: January 28, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gaziantep, Turkey
Died: October 23, 1997