John Ilhan

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John Ilhan
Mustafa İlhan

(1965-01-23)23 January 1965
Died23 October 2007(2007-10-23) (aged 42)
Cause of deathHeart attack
OccupationBusinessman, philanthropist
Known forFounder of Crazy John's

John Ilhan (born Mustafa İlhan; 23 January 1965 – 23 October 2007) was an Australian businessman and philanthropist. He was best known as the founder and owner of Crazy John's, a mobile phone retail chain. He founded the company in 1991. In 2003, he was the richest Australian under the age of 40. After his sudden death, his wife sold the company to Vodafone.

Ilhan was born in Yozgat, Turkey to a Muslim family. His family moved to the Australian state of Victoria when he was five. He was married to Patricia and had four children.[1]

Ilhan died from a heart attack on 23 October 2007, aged 42. He had been jogging in the Melbourne suburb of Brighton when he collapsed.[2]

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  1. "'Crazy John' dead at 42". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  2. "Crazy John's owner John Ilhan dead at 42". News Corp Australia. 23 October 2007. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

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