|Acun Ilıcalı Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11¾ in|
|Date of Birth||May 29, 1969|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Acun Ilıcalı is a Turkish entrepreneur, international TV producer, television icon, and businessman who is the owner of TV8 and TV8.5 as well as various production outlets across various countries including the United States, Mexico, and Romania. Besides that, he is also the chairman of “Acun Medya”. With time, he has also amassed a huge fan base with more than 9 million followers on Instagram and more than 6 million followers on Twitter.
Ali Acun Ilıcalı
He attended grammar school in Edirne, before enrolling in one of Turkey’s leading school Kadıköy Anadolu Lisesi, where he studied in middle and high school.
After completing his schooling, he joined the Istanbul University from where he pursued a degree in English teaching. However, prior to the completion of his degree, he dropped out in order to pursue his entrepreneurial passion.
Entrepreneur, TV Producer, Television Icon, Businessman
- Father – Ergün Ilıcalı (Businessman)
- Mother – İlknur Ilıcalı
- Siblings – Ömer Cenker Ilıcalı (Older Brother)
5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Acun’s name has been linked with –
- Seda Başbuğ (1988-1993) – The couple got married to one another in 1983 and have a daughter named, Banu Ilıcalı (b. January 29, 1990).
- Zeynep Yılmaz (2003-2016) – He re-married for the 2nd time with Zeynep Yılmaz and has 2 children, both of whom are girls named, Leyla (b. 2004) and Yasemin (b. 2007).
- Şeyma Subaşı (2011-2018) – Acun tied the knot with now model and YouTuber Şeyma Subaşı in 2011. They have a daughter together named, Melisa Ilıcalı (b. 2013). They separated in 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
White (Middle Eastern)
He has a beauty spot on the right side underneath his lip and one on his right side of his cheekbone area.
Acun Ilıcalı Facts
- He was brought up in Turkey in a family whose ancestry dates back to the small town of Ilıca which is located in Erzurum in eastern Turkey.
- Acun was 22 years old when he bagged his first job in the media and began working as a sports reporter with Show TV in 1990. Several years later, he started the production company which he named Acun Medya and earned instant success.
- 4 years after he started Acun Medya in 2004, he had already made his way into the list of record-breaker taxpayers.
- His company is responsible for the production formats of hits shows like Deal or no Deal?, Fear Factor, Survivor, Got Talent, The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, Rising Star, Ninja Warrior.
- Prior to his entry into the line of media, he had started an unsuccessful clothing shop in Bagdat Caddes that went bankrupt.
- He is said to be the first public figure to have married 2nd woman despite being already married to the first.
- Acun has received numerous awards including the “Best Male Presenter” at the Pantene Golden Butterfly Awards.
- He is an animal lover but adores dogs in particular.
Featured Image By Acun Ilıcalı / Instagram