Istanbul is moving up the league of one of the richest cities in the world. Istanbul is in the top 5 cities together with New york, London and Moscow.
Fishermen’s city Istanbul became the billionaire city. After 2001 crisis the amount of billionaires increased in Istanbul. With 36 billionaires, Istanbul is the 4th richest city in the world.
Major cities of the world seem to either attract billionaires to live, or make them billionaires because they are major cities!.
See the list below for the top billionaires cities in the world with the number of billionaires.
Top Billionaire Cities
- Moscow 74
- New York 71
- London 36
- Istanbul 34
- Hongkong 34
- Los Angeles 24
The richest Turks are worth $112 bln together, according to a study by Forbes. The number of Turkish billionaires increased to 36 from 23 in 2007. Turkey’s richest person is Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, owner of Cukurova Holding. He is owning the biggest mobile phone company in Turkey and has an estimated wealth of $4.3 billion. Next on the list is Sarik Tara, owner of a big construction company. followed by Husnu Ozyegin who has $4 billion. The top position fluctuates because of the stock market.
Not only have they become the richest men in their countries; they are among the wealthiest in the world. Getting to the top is not so easy, but staying there is even more difficult.
Seventeen families control 60% of the total wealth of the 100 richest Turks.
The 10 richest families in Turkey are:
I wonder how many wish letters these billionaires receive each day, aksing to erase the debt people have on their credit cards or maybe just for new pair of shoes.
Lets hope all these billions gets put to good use and that they will invest more on the Turkish education system so that Turkey will have the same education levels as Europe.