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Bulent Eczacibasi

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Net worth 2018: $1.52 Billion
Industry: Health care
Residence: Istanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey
BirthDay: 1949
Children: 2
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University College London; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bulent Eczacibasi was bornon 1949 in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey. Bulent Eczacibasi is #1527 in List Billionaires People In The World. 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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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)


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)


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


After initiating his professional career in 1974 in Eczacıbaşı Holding, Bülent Eczacıbaşı held a variety of management positions in Eczacıbaşı Group companies


He has a younger brother Faruk, who was born in 1954


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

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