Bulent Eczacibasi

About Bulent Eczacibasi

Birth Year: 1949
Birth Place: Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey
Residence: Yeniköy, Istanbul
Education: Chemical engineering
Alma mater: Deutsche Schule Istanbul Imperial College London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation: Businessman
Organization: Eczacıbaşı Holding
Board member of: İstanbul Modern Art Foundation, İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV),
Spouse(s): Oya (née Esener) (born 1959, married 1980)
Children: Emre (son), Esra (daughter)
Parent(s): Nejat Eczacıbaşı (1913–1993) (father), Fatma Beyhan (née Ergene) (1923–2004) (mother)
Relatives: Faruk Eczacıbaşı (brother)

Bulent Eczacibasi Net Worth

Bulent Eczacibasi was bornon 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey. Bulent Eczacibasi is the president of Eczacibasi Holding, which amassed wealth from pharmaceutical assets before moving away from drugs and into building materials, consumer products, finance, information technology, mining and real estate development. It owns one of the world's largest ceramic factories and is the market leader in Turkey for toilet paper. One of Turkey's foremost art collectors, Eczacibasi is the president of the Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation as well as the Istanbul Modern Art Foundation, which includes the Istanbul Museum for Modern Art. France awarded him the Chevalier dans l'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur for his contribution to Turkish-French relations and to Turkish culture and society. He is an avid equestrian and fan of classical music. His brother Faruk Eczacibasi (also a billionaire) is currently the president of the Eczacibasi Sports Club, whose Eczacibasi Vitra Women's volleyball team has won the Women's World Club championship as well as the European Championship in 2015.
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💰 Net worth: $1.03 Billion (Updated at 22 June 2018)

2010 $1.3 Billion
2011 $1.4 Billion
2012 $1.2 Billion
2013 $1.7 Billion
2014 $1.5 Billion
2015 $1.45 Billion
2016 $1.4 Billion
2017 $1.5 Billion
2018 $1.52 Billion

Biography/Timeline

1949

He was born in 1949 to Nejat Eczacıbaşı (1913–1993), founder of the Eczacıbaşı group of companies, and his wife Fatma Beyhan (née Ergene) (1923–2004) in Istanbul. He has a younger brother Faruk, who was born in 1954.

1974

Bülent Eczacıbaşı graduated from Imperial College London following his education at the Deutsche Schule Istanbul. He obtained his master's degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After initiating his professional career in 1974 in Eczacıbaşı Holding, Bülent Eczacıbaşı held a variety of management positions in Eczacıbaşı Group companies.

1980

Bülent Eczacibasi married on December 19, 1980 to Oya Esener (born 1959), the daughter of the former Turkish Minister of Labour and Social Security Prof. Turhan Esener. The couple has a son Emre and a daughter Esra.

1991

Bülent Eczacıbaşı served in a large number of civic associations, including TÜSIAD, the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association, where he was chairman of the board (1991–1993) and chairman of the high advisory council (1997–2001). He was also founding chairman of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) (1993–1997) and chairman of the board of the Turkish Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers' Association (2000–2008).

2006

Eczacıbaşı's wealth worth 1.1 billion as of 2006 according to Forbes. Bülent and Oya were a major benefactor of Istanbul's new Modern Art Museum. She is serving as the chair of museum's board.