While some make us laugh, some just have the ability to impress people, but they all have one thing in common: they influence people. They are called influencers. With social media's growth, influencers started to rise. Social media has become such a huge part of our lives that some people started to make money from it. Nowadays, people call them influencers. But what do they do actually? They usually create content for social media, and they become a brand themselves with time. While some of those influencers can affect people badly, some of them are actually can make people laugh with the content they create. Some of the influencers even help people with their thoughts.
In Turkey, influencers are the most talked-about people like everywhere else in the world. There are some internationally known influencers from Turkey also. We will talk about them in this article.
Nusret Gökçe, also known as 'Salt Bae', is a Turkish chef that has world-renowned restaurants. He owns Nusret, which is a chain of luxury steakhouses. His fame came from a video he posted in 2017. His unusual way of sprinkling salt, and preparing the dish in a peculiar way gained attention from all over the world. Thus, he is still widely known and has 37 million followers on Instagram.
Burak Özdemir, also known as 'Smiley Bae', resembles Nusret a lot. He has a restaurant chain called Hatay Medeniyetler Sofrası, which hosts famous people like Ronaldo (footballer), Marshmello (Musician), and Will Smith (Actor). His fame came from staring at the camera smiling while preparing the food in his videos. He currently has 25 million followers on Instagram.
Berkcan Guven, also known as his artist name 'BEGE', is a Turkish influencer, singer, and Youtuber. His fame first came from the Vine platform which allowed users to upload 6 seconds videos. After Vine is closed, he started to produce content for YouTube. In 2019, he made a video with Cristiano Ronaldo with the sponsorship of Clear Man. He currently holds 4 million subscribers.