Turkish businesspeople mark Forbes’ billionaires list

A total of 39 Turkish businesspeople have been included in the 2011 list of the world’s billionaires published by Forbes magazine Thirty-eight of the businesspeople are from Turkey and one from Turkish Cyprus. The world’s top wealthiest people list of Forbes includes 1,210 billionaires controlling a total of $4.5 trillion of wealth. The United States is home to the highest number of billionaires with 413.

Mehmet Emin Karamehmet, owner of Turkey’s Çukurova Holding, leads the wealthiest Turkish businesspeople with a ranking of 268th in the list and a total of $4 billion of wealth. Turkey topped the Middle Eastern and African region this year. There were 28 Turkish businesspeople on the list last year.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News

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