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Suat Gunsel

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Net worth 2018: $1.89 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Lefkosa, Cyprus
Country: Cyprus
BirthDay: 3 August 1952
Sigh: Virgo
Children: 3
Education: "Source Of Wealth":"real estate, education, Self Made","Residence":"Lefkosa, Cyprus","Citizenship":"Cyprus","Marital Status":"Married","Children":"3
BIOGRAPHY

Suat Gunsel was bornon 3 August 1952 in Lefkosa, Cyprus, Cyprus. Suat Gunsel is #1283 in List Billionaires People In The World. Suat Gunsel owns Northern Cyprus' largest educational institution, Yakin Dogu (Near East) University, in Lefkosa (Nicosia). The campus, serving around 20,000 students, occupies a prime piece of his extensive real estate portfolio, which includes properties in Turkey. Gunsel is investing around $100 million to construct a 35,000 square meter factory to produce an electric car under the brand name Gunsel -- the result of eight years of research and development undertaken by Near East University. Due on the market in 2018, the car can accelerate to 100 km per hour in eight seconds and go for 350 km on a full battery. The Yakin Dogu campus, where the factory is being built, already boasts the largest mosque in Cyprus, built at a cost of $30 million. In 2013 Gunsel opened Girne University (also known as Kyrenia) on the coast of northern Cyprus, specializing in navigation, aviation and nautical studies. He also has investments in the banking and hospital sectors. His collection of around 60 classic cars is housed in an automobile museum on the Yakin Dogu campus.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2011

$1 Billion

2012

$1 Billion

2013

$1.1 Billion

2014

$1.2 Billion

2015

$1.1 Billion

2016

$1.1 Billion

2017

$1.7 Billion

2018

$1.89 Billion

TIMELINE
Suat İrfan Günsel (born 3 August 1952) is a Turkish Cypriot property developer, businessman and founder and 100% owner of Cyprus's private Near East University. In 2011, Forbes ranked him as the second richest person in Cyprus and the 1,140th richest person in the world with a net worth of $1 billion.His father was İrfan Günsel, who died on 6 November 2015.He received a bachelor's degree in physics from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.The majority of his wealth comes from land owned in Cyprus and Turkey.Günsel built Cyprus's private Near East University (which he owns in its entirety) from 1988, funded by profits from "his property empire and other business interests".Günsel is president of Near East Bank.Günsel, is married with three children, and lives in Nicosia, Cyprus.Günsel has received honorary doctorates from the following universities:Some awards and prizes given to Günsel are as follows;
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