Binali Yildirim Net Worth, Biography, Wiki, Career (Updated)

Binali Yıldırım served as the 27th Prime Minister of Turkey from 2016 to 2018. From 2018 to 2019, he served as the Grand National Assembly’s speaker.

From 2016 to 2017, he led the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and in 2018, he became parliament’s leader.

Full NameBinali Yildirim
Date of BirthDecember 20, 1955
Age67 (as of 2022)
Birth SignSagittarius
Nationality Turkish  
Source of MoneyPolitics
Marital StatusMarried 
SpouseSemiha Yıldırım
Binali Yildirim Net Worth$1.5 million (Last Updated 2022)

Binali Yildirim Net Worth

Binali Yildirim has a net worth of about $1.5 million. The money came from his work as a politician.

Binali Yildirim Early life

Binali Yıldırım was born on 20 December 1955 in Refahiye, Erzincan Province, to an Alevite-Kurdish family. Binali is an Arabic name meaning son of Ali.

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He obtained the name from an Alevi neighbor. His last name, Yıldırım, translates to “lightning bolt” and is often interpreted by pro-government media to represent his tenure as Transport Minister, when infrastructure development accelerated.

Binali Yildirim Education

Yıldırım attended the Faculty of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, where he studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering before getting his master’s. 

He held several management roles for the Camialtı Shipyard and the Turkish Shipping Industry. The International Maritime Organization’s World Maritime University in Sweden provided him with training in Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection.

During his time at the World Maritime University, he worked with maritime administration professionals in Scandinavia and Europe for six months.

Binali Yildirim Early political career

During his tenure as Director of DO, Yıldırım developed close relations with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the former mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. 

In August 2001, as Recep attempted to found a moderate conservative democratic political party, Yıldırım became one of the founding members of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). 

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In the 2002 general election, he ran as a parliamentary candidate in Istanbul’s first electoral district and won a resounding victory for his party.