Murat Ulker Tops Forbes 2014 List of Turkey’s Richest People

ANKARA - 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 with 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

Yildiz Holding

3.7 bln

3.1 bln

2

Sarik 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

Yildiz Holding

1.5 bln

1.2 bln

11

Ali Agaoglu

Agaoglu Construction

1.5 bln

2.7 bln

13

Bulent Eczacibasi

Eczacibasi Holding

1.5 bln

1.7 bln

13

Faruk Eczacibasi

Eczacibasi 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

Calik 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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