WHEN you think of Nusr-et restaurants the name Salt Bae comes to mind – but, he’s not the only man behind the successful chain.
Meet Ferit Sahenk and Mithat Erdem – the two businessmen working alongside Nurset Gökçe to build an empire.
Who owns Salt Bae’s Nusr-et?
Ferit Şahenk is the chairman of Turkey’s Doğuş Group, owner of D.ream Group and one of the richest people in Turkey.
Graduating from The American School in Switzerland, he earned his B.A. from Boston College with a degree in Marketing and Human Resources in 1989.
He later attended the President Program at Harvard University and also had a spell as a board member at Turkish football club Fenerbahçe.
At the age of 37, Şahenk inherited his father’s share of the business Doğuş Holding after he died of a heart attack in April 2001.
As of 2021, Ferit’s net worth is an estimated £1.9 billion according to Forbes.
According to his Instagram page, Mithat is a textile designer.
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He has over 54,000 followers on the social media platform.
How much does Salt Bae own Nusr-et?
According to reports, Nurset Gökçe has a 25 percent stake in the Nurs-et restaurant chain.
Ferit Şahenk has 40 per cent and Mithaat Erdem has 35 per cent respectively.
In 2019, Bloomberg reported that the trio were considering selling a stake in the business amid financial concerns.
And in August, 2021, the Turkish chef aired grievances regarding his fellow owners online – calling them “traitors.”
Captioning a series of pictures alongside his long-time confidents he proceeded to declare the pair “low pleasant partners,” adding that “nothing is as it seems.”
However, he failed to explain why he was so angry with his associates.
Once again, talks of selling a stake of the business re-surfaced in 2022.
It was reported that Turkish billionaire Ferit Sahenk’s Dogus Holding AS, may sell a 20 percent stake to the Qatar Investment Authority for around $300 million.
Dogus confirmed discussions with the QIA, but declined to provide further details.
How much are the Nusr-et restaurants worth?
According to Turkish media, its a million-dollar empire with 400 employees.
Nusr-et’s restaurants locations are spread across the globe.
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