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Saygin Yalcin (Born 25th April 1985) is a German business man and entrepreneur of Turkish descent and currently lives in Dubai. He has received many accolades for his career including Technology Innovator of the year and being ranked amongst the top ten entrepreneurs in the Middle East.
|Years active||2012 - Present|
Saygin was born to Turkish parents who had emigrate to the city of Bremen, Germany, giving him dual citizenship. He attended Universities and business schools in Germany, The United States and Mexico. He resides in the exclusive Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai which is the tallest building in the world. Yalcin made headlines when he was involved in the gifting of a Rolls Royce to media icon Kendall Jenner for her 21st Birthday.
During the early stages of his business education, Yalcin was a skilled soccer player in the top German junior league, the A-Junioren Bundesliga. Yalcin is involved in many different business interests which have contributed to his rise as one of the most successful businessmen in the Arabic world. Early in his career Yalcin worked for industry leaders such as BMW, L’Oreal and Capgemini while still completing his tertiary education. Eventually, Yalcin began working for Jabbar Internet & Souq.com Group who are the largest online retailer in the Arabic region. Through this employment he was assigned management of a car sales project.
Saygin was able to use his career at Jabbar to strike off on his own, becoming the founder and CEO of the company sellanycar.com which is the Middle East’s first internet based car marketplace. The website has seen a large amount of sales and accolades, largely attributed to Yalcin. The site allows users to sell their car at a commission free rate and is valued at over $500 million.
Yalcin has a popular YouTube channel with over 200,000 subscribers. The channel is centered around videos with advice from Yalcin and others about how to turn one’s ideas and dreams into a reality. The channel produces a show called ‘Startup Hero’ in which selected viewers get a chance to pitch their idea to Yalcin and other investors for funding.
Yalcin has been given a position as an Advisory Board Member & Academic Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at the Canadian University of Dubai where he conducts guest lectures. He is recognised as a UBS industry leader due to his considerable fortune and involvement in the community. His wealth is estimated in the $100,000,000s and financial experts predict that he will be able to break the $1,000,000,000 net worth barrier at some point in his career. He is a respected businessman and his patient strategies have been analysed around the world.
In Popular Media
In 2016, Yalcin reported to have been the person behind the gift of a Rolls Royce to reality TV personality Kendall Jenner for her Birthday. He is a close friend of the star’s mother, Kris Jenner and has been referred to in media by the family as ‘Prince Aladdin.’
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