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Hamdi Akin

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Net worth 2018: $1.11 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Istanbul, Turkey
Country: Turkey
BirthDay: 17 August 1954
Sigh: Virgo
Children: 3
BIOGRAPHY

Hamdi Akin was bornon 17 August 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey. Hamdi Akin is #1850 in List Billionaires People In The World. Hamdi Akin owns Afken Holding, a conglomerate with investments in airports, energy, tourism, and infrastructure. Akin began his career producing fuel tanks in his father's workshop. After graduating from university, he founded Akfen as a contracting company and won tenders for operating the Istanbul Ataturk Airport and the Ankara Esenboga Airport. His successes led him to establish TAV Airports Holding; 38% of its shares were sold in 2012 to the Aeroports de Paris Group for $874 million. His daughter Pelin Akin and son Selim Akin are also on the board of Akfen Holding.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2016

$1 Billion

2017

$1 Billion

2018

$1.11 Billion

TIMELINE
2016

In 2016, Forbes ranked him #1694 of the world's fortunes with a net worth of $1 billion, and the 27th fortune in Turkey

2015

In December 2015, following the Syrian civil war, Hamdi Akin opened his homes to Syrian refugees

2012

IN 2012, he sold 38% of his shares in TVA Airports to Aéroports de Paris for $847 million

2011

In 2011, he won the tender for the privatization of "İDO" (Istanbul Fast Ferries Co

2009

Akfen won the operational rights to operate the vehicle inspection stations with TUV Sud AG and Dogus Automotive for 20 years, and sold its share to Bridge Point in 2009

2007

In 2007, he set Mersin International Port (MIP) into operation and became the chairman of the board of directors

2006

In 2006, he founded Akfen Real Estate Investment Trust Inc

1999

Hamdi Akin founded TİKAV (Turkey Human Resources Foundation) in 1999 for the students of Fırat University, to provide the social education necessary for their personal development during their 4 years of university education

1997

In 1997, he founded “TAV Airports” with TEPE Group and VIE Group and won the İstanbul Atatürk Airport tender, which was constructed with the ‘Build – Operate – Transfer’ model

1986

In 1986, he developed his first public infrastructure investment project, the Antalya Airport Terminal Building, which came to life with the ‘Build – Operate – Transfer’ model

1980

In the 1980s, he mainly dealt with infrastructure projects, besides hospitals and school buildings construction

1976

In 1976, he became a contractor in the construction business and founded Akfen Holding

1954

Hamdi Akın (born 17 August 1954, in Istanbul) is a Turkish businessman, chairman of the board of directors of Akfen Holding

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