Karen Ilkin is a successful licensed real estate agent who opened the reality One Group in Pittsburgh. More than that, she is widely popular as the loving wife of Turkish American sports broadcaster and a former football player, Tunch Ilkin.
Karen Ilkin Married to Husband Tunch Ilkin
Karen is happily married to Turkish American former sports broadcaster, Tunch Ilkin. Moreover, Karen and her Tunch tied the knot in March 2013. And, in 2021, Mr. and Mrs. Ilkin celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary.
Karen took a beautiful photo of the two on Instagram to wish her husband a happy eighth wedding anniversary. In the picture, Karen can be seen in a simple white gown, whereas her husband donned a grey-white tuxedo for their big day.
Before Tunch, Karen was married to an auto racer, Kent Rafferty. Unfortunately, Rafferty passed away in 2009 after their divorce. Further, Karen did not have any children with Tunch Elkin.
Tunch Ilkin's Past Marriage
Previously, Tunch Ilkin was married to a lady named Sharon Senefeld. They were an official husband and wife from April 24, 1982, to February 2012. Not to mention, Sharon was one of the prettiest cheerleaders at Indiana State.
Tunch lived in Upper St. Clair, PA, with his wife Sharon A Ilkin. In addition, Tunch had a handsome son Clay Elkin with his former wife, Sharon.
The reason behind why Tunch remarried real estate broker Karen Ilkin is that the broadcaster lost his wife on February 6, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was the loving wife for three decades to Tunch. In addition, she was also the loving mother of Tanner Ilkin, Natalie Ilkin, and Clay Ilkin.
Karen Ilkin - Net Worth Collection
Karen Ilkin has an estimated net worth of $4 million, as of 2021. Karen also definitely receives a salary ranging from $68,998 to $141,861 annually from her career as a real estate agent. It is the basic salary of a real estate agent in Ohio, United States.
In addition, Ilkin served as a sales account manager for a Residence Inn by Mariott for two years. Then, from 1992 to 1998, she became a district manager for Pontiac.
Not only that, but Ilkin had also become a brand manager and later served as a regional marketing manager for Cadillac, Hummer, and Saab. At the time, she lived in Detroit, Michigan. While working for Cadillac, Ilkin managed advertising and marketing for General Motors de Mexico for a year.
Apart from that, Ilkin was immensely racing Camaros, Corvettes, and Pontica Firebirds since the 1980s. Moreover, she won 4 National titles in the SCCA Solo II competition and brought nine trophy positions to her home.
The Ohio native quit the auto industry in 2013 and was actually counted among the women with significant contributions to the male-dominated auto field. Following that, Karen Rafferty appeared in The Network Journal.
Karen Ilkin let her footstep forward into a real estate business in 2015. Today she is a licensed real estate agent with the Realty One Group in Pittsburgh.
Karen Ilkin - Quick Facts
- Daughter-in-law of Ayten Ilkin and the late Mehmet Ilkin.
- Karen Elkin is the daughter of Brice Kimbro.
- Karen hails from Smithfield, United States.
- Karen attended Buckeye North High School, and graduated Magna cum laude from Carlow College.
- Karen later completed her MBA in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
- Karen raced for Pontica Firebirds, Camaros, and Corvettes since 1987.
- After Karen's father's death, her mother married David Stewart.