Dilek Sabanci was bornon 24 August 1964 in Turkey. Dilek Sabanci, a newcomer to the Forbes billionaires list, is an heir to the Sabanci family fortune. She chairs Vista Tourism and Travel, which she founded in 1989, and serves as a board member of the Sabanci Foundation. Her sister, Sevil Sabanci Sabanci, is a board member of the family's Sabanci Holding, whose value has skyrocketed over the past year. The group's stake in Akbank increased more than 20% in the 12 months since February 2012. Dilek is handicapped and devotes her time to various causes working with mentally impaired children; she chairs the board of the Turkish Special Olympics and also helped sponsor the Dilek Sabanci Sports School.
Dilek established Vista Tourism and Travel with her father in 1989 and has evolved the company to one of the largest travel agencies in Turkey