March 11, 2011
With his orange Tesla Roadster 2.5 Ali Ibrahim Agaoglu, age 56, is the chairman of 25-year-old Agaoglu Group, a builder of hotels, resorts, and ski lodges in Turkey; also one of Turkey’s biggest housing providers. Even during 2009 downturn, was moving ahead with plans to eventually build 24,000 houses in four projects in Istanbul. Net worth according to Forbes Magazine on March 10, 2011 is $2 billion US; owns 90 million square feet of developable land on western coast of Turkey and continues to buy up parcels opportunistically. His Istanbul residential estate project called My City Bahcelievler sold 300 units in 3 days in mid-February. Announced plans to invest $2 billion in tourism projects including hotels and malls. Started working right after high school. Divorcee’s so-called playboy antics with bikini-clad younger women closely tracked by local media. Hops around in his $4.5 million Bell 430 helicopter. Passionate about luxury cars, has a Lamborghini, two Bentleys and a Ferrari California.