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The INSIDER Summary:

  • Emir Bahadir is a real estate mogul, entrepreneur, and Instagram star with 557,000 followers.
  • His luxurious lifestyle involves private jets, exclusive parties, and glamorous vacations.
  • He hopes to inspire other entrepreneurs to work hard and live their dreams.

Emir Bahadir likes to stay busy.

When he’s not running his New York City brokerage firm or designing clothes, skincare products, and bitmojis, the 25-year-old is jet-setting to glamorous vacations and exclusive parties around the world with 557,000 Instagram followers watching his every move.

In his first US interview, Bahadir spoke to INSIDER about his fabulous lifestyle — and how it’s not always as perfect as Instagram might make it seem.

Emir Bahadir is an entrepreneur and businessman from Istanbul, Turkey.

“Growing up, I was raised very international,” he told INSIDER.

He attended The American School in Switzerland and NY,  and traveled frequently with his family — who happen to be Turkish real estate moguls.

“I’m pretty accustomed to packing a bag and jumping on a plane and attending a dinner in Europe on the same day, because that’s the way my family functions, that’s the way that I grew up,” he said. 

While he still has the support of his family, he also has his own goals.

“I’ve proven to them that I can do things on my own,” he said. “At the end of the day, my reason for everything is to be respected for who I am today, rather than my last name or what my family has built over the years.”

In fact, he has his own lifestyle brand. The name, Bahadiring, began as a joke with a friend.

Bahadir and a friend went to a Manhattan restaurant for lunch while he was a student at NYU. A famous singer Bahadir declined to identify was sitting at the table he usually sat at, and when the restaurant owner saw him walk in, the celebrity was reseated.

His friend quipped that this was a new level of “Bahadiring,” and the name was born.

“People at first found it very obnoxious,” he said of the hashtag #Bahadiring. “They were like ‘What is this guy doing?’ Who does he think he is?'”

Now, it’s the name of his New York brokerage firm as well as the concept for his luxury brand, which includes a clothing line, skincare products, and bitmojis.

“I really enjoy being this motivator for young entrepreneurs, people that are starting businesses, people that have questions about how to do things,” he said. “I try to be responsive as much as I can. I answer most of my messages. I try to be helpful. I want to show people that if the believe in themselves they can reach their goals.”

On Instagram, he shares the products of his success.

He attends exclusive parties.

And vacations in style.

It might seem like all of his time is spent traveling the world, but he says that’s not the case.

Bahadir acknowledges that his days aren’t always as glamorous as Instagram might make them seem.

Obviously I forget to eat when I’m in the office, and I’m not posting pictures when I’m working in New York for weeks,” he said.

But he hopes that his life and travels inspire people to do what they love.

“I think that Instagram’s purpose is to show a lifestyle that you live that is truthful, but it should also be fun and entertaining and interesting,” he said.

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