Crazy John's was the largest independent phone retailer in Australia, employing more than 400 people with more than 600 retail stores. Following his death in 2007, Ilhan's wife Patricia sold her stake in the company to Vodafone Australia, now a part of TPG Telecom.Who was the founder of Crazy Johns?
Crazy John's was a mobile phone retail chain in Australia started by Turkish Australian businessman John Ilhan. Crazy John's was the largest independent phone retailer in Australia, employing more than 400 people with more than 60 retail stores.How old was crazy John when he died?
The founder of Crazy John's mobile phone company, John Ilhan, has died in Melbourne at the age of 42. Mr Ilhan collapsed while walking near his Brighton home this morning and could not be revived by ambulance officers. A statement from Crazy John's paid tribute to him as a "man of vision, compassion and drive".How did crazy John's mobile phone company get its name?
The name Crazy John's came about through people constantly telling Ilhan his marketing ideas were "crazy", and the name stuck. Crazy John's came to prominence when it was the first company in Australia to offer $1 mobile phones.