Notoriety: The Uzans arrived in Turkey from Bosnia around 1910, building their fortune in construction and banking. By 2001, they had made their way onto the Forbes rich list. Cem Uzan, the family's current patriarch, set up the country's first private television network and founded an opposition political party, earning himself comparisons to Italy's mogul-turned-prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Unfortunately, Uzan also appeared to share some of Berlusconi's predilection for shady business practices. At one point, the family was facing more than 100 criminal charges in the Turkish court system, ranging from libel to money laundering.