Ahsen Ozokur’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

  • Source of Wealth: Food Manufacturing
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Full Name: Ahsen Ozokur
  • Nationality: Turkish
  • Occupation: Major Shareholder of Yildiz Holding
  • Children: three children

Ahsen Ozokur is one of the major shareholders of Yildiz Holding and she has an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion as of March 2013 according to Forbes. She is the 29th richest person in Turkey and is ranked the 1175th in the list of World Billionaires.

Yildiz Holding is a major Turkish manufacturer of food products. Ahsen is not involved in the management of the company. Murat Ulker, her brother billionaire, runs the business. Her two sons, Ali Ulker and Ahmet Ozokur, sit on the board of directors of the holdings.

Yildiz Holding is a conglomerate which makes everything, from biscuits, chocolate, milk to baby food and packaging. It has 65 companies with more than eight divisions. In 2007, it bought Godiva Chocolatier through the efforts of Murat. Ulker Biscuits is the Group’s largest publicly traded company with streamlined operation this year. It led to a 100% increase in the company’s stock price. It was founded by Sabri Ulker, Ahsen’s father who died in June 2012.

Today, Yidiz Holding has an estimated foreign revenue of $1.3 billion. Its estimated revenue is $10.9 billion in sales. The firm’s net income is around $230 thousand. It also has partnerships with Kellog’s, Hero Group, Raisio Group, and Cargill. It sponsors sports teams such as Turkey national football team, Fenerbahçe Ülker, Fenerbahçe S.K., Galatasaray Café Crown, Galatasaray S.K. (football team), Beşiktaş Cola Turka, Beşiktaş J.K.