Acun Ilicali is one of the richest Turkish entrepreneurs. Do you know Ilicali was thricely married?

Acun Ilicali

Born NameAli Acun Ilicali
Birth DateMay 29, 1969
Age51 years old
Birth PlaceEdirne, Turkey
EducationKadikoy Anadolu Lisesi, Istanbul University – Majored in English
ParentsIlknur Ilicali & Ergun Ilicali
Siblings1 Brother – Omer Cenker Ilicali (born in 1967)
ProfessionBusinessman, TV Producer, Entrepreneur, Reality TV Personality
Net Worth$100 Million (2020)
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseSeda Basbug (m. 1988; div. 1993) Zeynep Yilmaz (m. 2003; div. 2016) Seyma Subasi (m. 2017; div. 2018)
Children4 – Banu Ilicali (born in 1990), Leyla Ilicali (born in 2004), Yasemin Ilicali (born in 2007), and Melisa Ilicali (born in 2013)
Height5 feet 11 inches (1.82 m)
Social Media PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Zodiac SignGemini

Acun Ilicali never started entrepreneurship just to generate money, but to make a difference among other business ventures in the field of entertainment. The secret behind his success is his dreams which came true when he put his courage to pursue them.

When Illicali was studying at Istanbul University, he began to invest his money in various firms. Even after graduating with a degree, he started his own business in television production. So, what is he doing nowadays? What is his present marital status?

How is TV8 Owner, Ilicali’s Love Life Going?

Turkish entrepreneur, Ilicali is reportedly living a single life. He is keeping his out of relationships after facing three tragic divorces. Other than that, he occasionally appears on the media and maintains a down-to-earth personality.

What’s more to this? Acun is enjoying quality time in the Dominican Republic, where he went to produce an adventurous game show, Survivor Turkey season 14. So, he is quite busy working with a team of celebrities to stay on an island and playing mini-games.

Acun’s Past Marital Relationships

Five-times Golden Butterfly Awards-winning producer, Ilicali first married to Seda Basbug when he was 19 years old. The pair’s nuptial was an intimate ceremony, where they greeted their beloved ones in 1988.

The marital couple, however, filed for divorce after citing irreconcilable differences in 1993. Ten months before divorce, Acun lost his parents in a car accident, but his first child survived the incident. So, this might be the reason of their separation.

Upon their divorce, Ilicali exchanged his vows with Zeynep Ilicali in a private wedding ceremony in 2003. Unfortunately, they divorced in 2016 after finding Acun’s extra-marital affair with an actress, Seyma Subasi since 2010. At the time of divorce settlement, he gave $27,426,22 alimony to Zeynep.

Exalton executive producer Acun then married his longtime girlfriend, Seyma in 2017. Nevertheless, their marriage didn’t last long due to some misunderstandings and concluded their divorce in 2018.

Became Parents of Four Children

Turkish television icon, Acun has an older daughter, Banu Ilicali (born on 29th January 1990) from his first marriage. He then co-parented his two daughters, Leyla Ilicali (born in 2004) and Yasemin (born in 2007) with his second estranged wife, Yilmaz. He also has a baby girl, Melisa Ilicali (born in 2013).

On the other hand, Ilicali’s first daughter, Banu is now a married woman. She walked down the aisle with her longtime partner, Efe Ceyhun in 2016. During their wedding, the bridegroom was looking perfect, where Banu wore a white ball gown, and Ceyhun donned in a slim-fit tuxedo.

Faced Difficult Moments in Life after a Deadly Car Accident

The reality TV judge, Acun faced a deadly close call of death during a fatal accident with a car, while he was driving a new motorcycle. During the major incident of his life, he lost his close friend who was sitting behind the motor bike. He also had a surgical operation with 36 stitches and a platinum string in one of his arms for overall 2 months in hospital.

During an interview, Ilicali said that he is not afraid of death because he became shocked after his parents, Ergun Ilicali and Ilknur Ilicali’s death in a road traffic accident in Balikesir City’s street. At that time, his newly-born daughter, Banu was with her grandparents and miraculously survived from the incident.

When Acun visited his daughter at Balikesir State Hospital, he found his dad had 18 fractures in his body. He could not make a move to ask her daughter about the incident because she was only 10-month-old during the traffic accident. He became shocked with the death of his parents and under went to depression for many years.

Back in 2018, Ilicali did a surgery to take out a benign mass of cells through the underneath of his eyes. Furthermore, he stated that the motor-car accident caused him a big problem in his body and showed his swelling problem in the beneath area of his eyes. As in the present time, he is fine and safe after cutting the pile of cavity.

As a Millionaire with $100 Million of Net Worth

Acun Ilicali earns a lucrative salary from his television production companies. On a similar hand, a TV producer in America has an average annual wage of $68,298. So, he might be receiving the same amount of remuneration that an American television producer garners per year. As of 2020, his net worth is $100 Million.

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Acun is currently working as the producer of a reality-TV game-show, Exalton Challenge since 2020. He also appears alongside Dilan Ay, Dilara Aydin, and Uras Benlioglu, among others on the show. So, the show is going to blow people’s minds with the challenges of their sport.


  1. Acun Ilicali started a clothing store near Bagdat Caddesi at the age of 21.
  2. Ilicali came to the television business while working as a sports reporter for Show TV.
  3. In the Turkish marital laws, he became the first public figure to tie the knot with two or more women.
  4. He collaborated with a famous Turkish comedian, Ata Demirer in the television comedy series, Avrupa Yakasi.
  5. He is the owner of Acun Media Group of Companies, which broadcasts various reality shows, including The Voice, Survivor, and Dancing With the Stars. Also, he acquired TV8 and TV8.5 channels.

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