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Aydin Dogan

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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: Media
Country: Turkey
BirthDay: 15 April 1936
Sigh: Taurus
Children: 4

Aydin Dogan was bornon 15 April 1936 in Turkey. Aydin Dogan is the owner and boss of Dogan Group, Turkey's largest media company. He owns five national newspapers and three national TV stations in addition to magazines, radio stations and niche TV channels. Dogan Group is the market leader in both newspaper and magazine circulation. In 2015 he bought 50% of Aytemiz Petrol for $62 million. The bulk of his wealth is in Dogan Holding and Ortadogu Automotive, which includes real estate assets.


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In 2016, Doğan Holding generated a profit of US$310 million and it's the biggest collector of advertising revenue in media in Turkey Doğan Holding is a public company quoted in Istanbul Stock Exchange


An agreement was concluded and in October 2012, Doğan paid the remainder of the agreed fine earlier than scheduled and thus resolved the tax issue completely


He retired as head of Doğan Holding in January 1, 2010, handing over his post to his daughter, Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ, who was chairperson of the TV channel Kanal D and who also serves as head of the Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association (TÜSİAD), an association for businesspeople in Turkey


In 2009, the Ministry of Finance charged a tax fine in amount of about 3


In 2004, Doğan became the first elected Turkish Deputy Chairperson of World Association of Newspapers (WAN)


He received four honorary doctorates in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2005 respectively from Girne American University, Ege University, Baku State University and Marmara University


He established his Aydın Doğan Foundation in 1996, bringing social, cultural, educational activities of Doğan Holding under the same umbrella


With the addition of the prestigious daily newspaper Hurriyet in 1994, he intensified his presence in the media


Between 1986 and 1996, he served as the head of the Association of Turkish Newspaper Publishers


Doğan Holding became a publisher with the acquisition of the daily newspaper Milliyet in 1979


After 1977 until 2009, Aydın Doğan personally has been the top taxpayer registered with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, either in Istanbul or in overall Turkey


Doğan founded his first industrial company in 1974 and joined both the Assembly and the Administrative Board of the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce


Out of a small company with just three employees in 1961, he created one of Turkey's top conglomerates with over 13,000 direct employees and an additional 12,000 employment through companies servicing the businesses of Doğan Holding


In 1959, he registered his business at the Mecidiyekoy Tax Office and started his professional life trading construction equipment, as well as passenger and other commercial vehicles


Between 1956-60, he attended Istanbul Economy and Commerce Academy (later to become Marmara University)


Born in 1936 as a member of a well-known family in Kelkit

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