Servet Yıldırım was born in Ankara in 1964. He has graduated from the Middle East Technical University Department of Business Administration in 1986 and the same year he began working at Türkiye İş Bankası Directorate of Economic Research as an Economics Assistant Specialist. In 1988, he continued his service at Türkiye İş Bankası in the newly established Fund Management Department.
Yıldırım began working for Reuters News Agency at the end of 1989 as a reporter. He was appointed as the head of Reuters’ Turkish News Service in 1996. Having directed this service for eight years, Yıldırım moved to CNBC-e channel in April 2004 and started working there as the General Director of News. In 2005 he was appointed chief editor of the channel. In 2005, he was appointed as the Chief Editor of the channel. He has been appointed as the President of Economics Group of the Doğuş Media Group in 2011. Yıldırım, who still continues to serve in this position, also appears on NTV as a commentator in the “Geri Sayım (Countdown)” program.
Having started to work as a columnist in Yeni Binyıl newspaper in 1999, he continued to write columns in Sabah newspaper between 2002 and December 2004 and in Referans newspaper between 2004 and 2009 and in Radikal newspaper between 2009 and 2011. Since 2016, he writes a column in the Milliyet Newspaper entitled “Ekonominin Halleri (States of the The Economy)”. Yıldırım’s articles were published in many local and foreign newspapers and magazines.