Nevzat Aydın is the CEO of Yemeksepeti, a Turkish company providing Turkey's first and biggest online food and delivery site, similar to GrubHub. Literally translating to "food cart," the company promises to deliver food to its customers within 30-45 minutes of an order. Aydın sold his company to Delivery Hero recently for a huge $589 million sum, becoming very rich in the process.
How he decided to spend that payout is unlike any other CEO.
Aydın set aside $27 million for his 114 employees and divided that sum equally across all of them. This meant each employee received a $237,000 bonus, almost 150 times the normal monthly wage at Yemeksepeti — employees usually earn somewhere between $1,000 to $2,000 a month.
As Aydın told Gelecek Daha Net, the company started from humble beginnings.
But with dedication, a good idea can take you far.
As to why he shared the money with his employees, Aydın told CNNMoney, "Yemeksepeti's success story did not happen overnight. I believe in team work and I believe success is much more enjoyable and glorious when shared with the rest of the team."
A team which was reported to have cried upon learning about their huge bonuses.