Diyadin Yakut was born in Siirt. He graduated from Bahçeşehir University with a degree in economics in 2008. He joined Finance Inspection Board as an Asistant Finance Inspector in December 2009. Following a three-year long asistanship period he was appointed as a Tax Inspector in 2013.
He is currently serving as a Tax Inspector with the Tax Inspection Board. Besides his in-depth articles published in various international tax magazines, he writes op-eds for a leading English daily called Hurriyet Daily News.
Together with his friends, he is running an international leadership and public speaking club named Bosphorus Toastmasters.
He is fluent in English and Kurdish, and has some linguistic skills in German, Russian and Persian.