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Hamdi Ulukaya is a Kurdish billionaire businessman and humanitarian situated in the United States. He is the owner, founding father, and chairperson of Choban, the best-selling strained yogurt brand in the US. It a delicious tasting yogurt that both thick and has a higher protein content than natural yogurt. He started his production in New York, but he has expanded to many other states over the years. Ulukaya yogurt is known all over the globe and has become a favorite snack for many people.
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Hamdi Ulukaya is also known by many as the yogurt potentate. He is the instigator of America’s most loved Greek yogurt brand, called Chobani. He borrowed a loan from the Small Business Administration and bought an old yogurt plant in 2005. He then developed a recipe that was inspired by his heritage in Turkey.
Family and Personal Life
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He got married to Ayse Giray, who was a doctor in New York City in 1997, and later separated in 1999. In 2015, he had a son named Aga, with another woman named Alida Boer. He then got married again to Louise Vongerichten in January 2018, co-creator and president of a company known as the Food Dreams Foundation. Louise is the daughter of a well-known French-American chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The two love birds we blessed with a son whom they called Iran. Ulukayas hobbies include traveling, sailing, and playing with his two German shepherds.
|Wife's/Spouse's Name||Louise Vongerichten|
|Children/Kids||Aga Ulukaya, Miran Ulukaya|
Nationality, Net Worth and Other Facts
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|Full/Real Name||Hamdi Ulukaya|
|Age (as of today)||50 years|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Erzincan, Turkey|
|Height||1.75 m, 5 feet 9 inches|
|Weight||83 kg, 183 lbs|
|Net Worth / Wealth||$2.5 Billion|
Height, Weight, and Age
Hamdi Ulukaya's height is pretty average measuring 1.75 m. Hamdi Ulukaya weighs 83 kg. Being born on October 26, 1972, translates to an age of 50 years as of todays date (July 15, 2023).
Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business – sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years.Hamdi Ulukaya
A closed plant is like a cemetery; it really is. The walls will talk to you; the machines will talk to you if you really talk to them.Hamdi Ulukaya
I was always told yogurt had to be sweet to appeal to Americans. But when people go to Turkey or Greece, within 15 minutes of their return, they start talking about how much they enjoyed the yogurt there.Hamdi Ulukaya
Entrepreneurship is seen as if you’re in Silicon Valley or New York City and starting an app business or a social-media business, which is cool. But what we really have to focus on is people who make things, and how can we fund them, and how can we encourage people to stay in their community and make a difference in their community.Hamdi Ulukaya
You can find Chobani in every major supermarket, in club stores, convenience stores and airports. But we’re not everywhere yet. We have been struggling with keeping up with demand.Hamdi Ulukaya