Acun Ilıcalı

Turkish Celebrities

Who is Acun ILICALI?

Ali Acun Ilicalı, born in Edirne in 1969, Turkish television producer and presenter. He is the producer of important successful programs of Turkish television such as Acun Firarda, Var mısın Yok musun?, Fear FactorSurvivor, Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye, Masterchef, Exathlon. He’s known for his fun 😜 personality in Turkey.

Acun Ilıcalı
Full NameAli Acun Ilıcalı
Born29 May 1969 Edirne, Turkey
OccupationBusinessman, TV producer, TV personality, entrepreneur, reality TV judge
Height1,82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight84 kg (185 pounds)
Net Worth$150 Million

Personal life of Acun Ilıcalı

Acun, the second child of Ergün and Ilknur Ilicalı,born in Erzurum,Ilica district, was born in Edirne on May 29, 1969. Acun Ilicalı has an older brother named Omer Cenker Ilicalı. His father was a graduate and his mother was a college-trained principal. He has an older brother named Ömer Ilicalı.

At the age of 5, he completed his primary and secondary education at Edirne İstiklal Primary School. Acun, who started his high school education at Kadıköy Maarif College in Istanbul, graduated from Kadıköy Anatolian High School and won the Department of English Teaching at Istanbul University, but his university life ended without graduating at the end of 7 years.

At the age of 19, she married Seda Ilicalı in 1988 and had a daughter, Banu. He lost his parents which he said he loved them very much in every interview in a car accident in 1990, 10 months after the birth of her daughter.

After his divorce from his wife, he had a major accident on Baghdad Street in 1994 with his motorcycle. Acun Ilicalı’s left arm was broken and platinum was inserted into his arm after a 36-stitch surgery.

In 1995, he opened a jeans shop and went into business, but without success. After his undergraduate education, he regained his degree in English Teaching in his university exams, but stopped studying the department.

Acun, who met Ilker Yasin through a friend, was hired to try when he impressed him with his knowledge of football. Although he was Fenerbahçe fan, he became a Beşiktaş reporter. When he was a Besiktas reporter, he was intimate with footballers and was successful in conducting exclusive interviews, and his star suddenly shone and later transferred to Şansal Büyüka’s team, Show TV. 

During televole’s years as a sports tabloid, he began to offer his own chapter in this program and travel the world within this department. Then, in 2002, he continued to present this section by making a separate program under the name Acun Firarda. It was the most watched show and toured 105 countries with this adventure.

In 2005, at the age of 36, he became one of the tax record holders.

He has done stand-up shows in various parts of Anatolia, especially universities in Turkey. In stand-up shows, he conveyed to the audience in funny language what happened to him during his professional life.

Acun, who had two other girls, Leyla and Jasmine from Zeynep Ilicalı, where he had his second marriage in 2003, is the father of 3 girls.

September 20th, 2017 In his history, Acun Ilicalı and Şeyma Subasi were married in France. The ceremony, which was invited by about 250 people, was attended by the duo’s lovers and famous figures from the art and television world. Acun Ilicalı invited his wife to the stage by saying, “It’s a very special day for me, but there is someone who is living today, and with your applause for that Instagram phenomenon, my dear wife Şeyma Ilicali is coming.”

In 2012, Acun Ilicalı, who broke viewership records for the Survivor Celebrities Volunteers competition, which was filmed in the Dominican Republic, where he was producer and host, is one of the most talked about names.

Acun Ilıcalı, who made a name for him as Turkey’s fore foreading producer in the television industry he entered as a reporter on November 14, 2013, purchased TV8 and announced that he now owns his own TV channel. He wrote on Twitter that he had signed Mehmet Nazif Günal, the head of the MNG group and the owner of the TV8 channel, and that the purchase process had begun.

In 2016, it also implemented the entertainment and sports channel TV8.5 and quickly moved the channel to one of the most watched thematic channels in the country.

Ilicalı’s first international initiative in the media sector began in 2016 with projects in Greece. Acun Medya has produced many programmes in Greece, including that Voice, Survivor, You’re the Talent, and Here’s My Style. Programmes broadcast on Skai TV reached around 70% views, breaking records in Greek television history.

As a result of the successes achieved in Greece, Acun Medya has developed a format that brings together sports and reality by achieving a first in the world. Exathlon, a brand new quiz show; It .B published in many countries such as A.D., Mexico, Romania, Colombia, Brazil and Hungary. Today, Exathlon is among the most watched programs in every country where it is broadcast. After success in the countries where Exathlon was broadcast, Ilicalı partnered with Ricardo Salina, owner of Mexico’s largest media group, to produce content for three years for the day and evening generations of Azteca Uno, one of the country’s most watched TV channels.

Today, Acun Medya has produced dozens of productions in more than 10 countries on four continents of the world with its own formats and world-famous programs in which it has purchased rights.

Acun Ilıcalı is also the founder of Exxen which is a streaming service platform. Acun is one of the most influential Turkish Celebrities in Turkey nowadays..

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Published on February 1, 2021
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