Murat Ulker tops Turkey's Forbes 2014 rich list

Forbes says Turkey's largest food producer Yildiz Holding´s chairman Murat Ulker is the richest man in Turkey with a US$3.7 billion.

Murat Ulker tops Turkey's Forbes 2014 rich list

World Bulletin / News Desk

 

Yildiz Holding's chairman Murat Ulker, Turkey's largest food producer, is the richest man in Turkey with a fortune of US$3.7 billion, according to Forbes magazine's '100 richest people in Turkey', published on Saturday,

Sarik Tara, the founder of Turkey's largest construction company ENKA, was ranked second with a US$3.3 billion fortune.

Fiba Holding Chief Executive Officer, Husnu Ozyegin, came in third with US$3 billion.

Erman Ilicak, founder of construction company Ronesans, came fourth in the list with a US$2.8 billion fortune.

Semahat Arsel from Koc Holding was fifth in the list with US$2.2 billion.

Dogus Holding CEO, Ferit Sahenk, and Koc Holding Honorary President, Rahmi Koc, tied for sixth with US$2.1 billion.

The top 10 were rounded out by Suna Kirac with US$1.85 billion, Filiz Sahenk wıth US$1.8 billion and Sinan Tara with US$1.6 billion.

The figures demonstrate a decline in total wealth of the 100 richest people in Turkey from US$117.8 billion in 2013, to US$92.8 billion in 2014.

Names of the first 25 in the 'richest 100 Turks' by Forbes are as follows:

 Rank

Name

Company

Wealth in 2014

(US$-billion)

Wealth in 2013

(US$-billion)

1

Murat Ulker

Yıldız Holding

3.7 bln 

3.1 bln  

2

Sarık Tara

Enka Construction

3.3 bln

2.8 bln 

3

Husnu Ozyegin

Fiba Holding

3.0 bln 

3.1 bln  

4

Erman Ilicak

Ronesans Holding

2.8 bln

2.5 bln  

5

Semahat Arsel

Koc Holding

2.2 bln

3.2 bln  

6

Ferit Sahenk

Dogus Holding

2.1 bln  

3.4 bln 

6

Rahmi Koc

Koc Holding

2.1 bln 

2.9 bln 

8

Suna Kirac

Koc Holding

1.8 bln 

2.6 bln 

9

Filiz Sahenk

Dogus Holding

1.8 bln  

3.0 bln 

10

Sinan Tara

Enka Construction

1.6 bln 

1.4 bln  

11

Ahsen Ozokur

Yıldız Holding

1.5 bln 

1.2 bln 

11

Ali Agaoglu

Agaoglu Construction

1.5 bln  

2.7 bln

13

Bulent Eczacibasi

Eczacıbası Holding

1.5 bln

1.7 bln 

13

Faruk Eczacibasi

Eczacıbası Holding

1.500  

1.7 bln  

13

Mehmet Emin Karamehmet

Cukurova Holding

1.5 bln

2.4 bln 

13

Mehmet Nazif Gunal

MNG Holding

1.5 bln 

1.4 bln  

17

Hamdi Ulukaya

Chobani Yoghurt

1.4 bln 

1.1 bln 

18

Mustafa Latif Topbas

Bim 

1.3 bln

1.7 bln  

18

Mubariz Gurbanoglu

Palmali Marine

1.3 bln 

1.2 bln 

20

Ahmet Nazif Zorlu

Zorlu Holding

1.2 bln 

1.4 bln  

20

Suat Gunsel

Near East University

1.2 bln  

1.1 bln 

22

Ahmet Calik

Calık Holding

1.1 bln  

1.7 bln  

22

Aydin Dogan

Dogan Holding

1.1 bln  

1.3 bln  

24

Deniz Sahenk

Dogus Holding

1.05 bln 

1.7 bln 

25

Murat Vargi

MV Holding

1.0 bln  

1.0 bln

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