The New Top 10 Richest People in Indonesia.
Indonesia is one of the most expensive countries, so it might come as no surprise that it’s home to some of the world’s mega-rich. Of the 2,755 wealthiest people on the Forbes 2021 list, 15 of them are Indonesians. Many of these elite figures belong to famously wealthy Indonesian families who have run multinational companies for generations.
Indonesia has a mixed economy in which both the private sector and government play vital roles. As the only G20 member state in Southeast Asia, the country has the largest economy in the region and is classified as a newly industrialized country.
Since the beginning of time, this great nation has been able to catapult into being the greatest in the industries that make a country grow. Impeccable individuals from Indonesia have created corporations, industries, franchises, and have undertaken humanitarian purposes to capture the minds of the world.
In today’s article, we will take a look at the top 10 richest people in Indonesia that have created their wealth through creating employment and rising above the challenges to be who they are now according to Forbes
Without wasting much time let’s dive in.
|Rank||Name of Personality||Estimated Net Worth|
|#1||R. Budi & Michael Hartono||$42.6B|
|#3||Anthoni Salim & family||$8.5B|
|#4||Sri Prakash Lohia||$6.6B|
|#7||Susilo Wonowidjojo & family||$4.8B|
|#8||Boenjamin Setiawan||$4.2 billion|
|#9||Jogi Hendra Atmadja||$4.1 billion|
|#10||Bachtiar Karim||$3.5 billion|
Below is a short bio on the first two richest people in Indonesia
R. Budi & Michael Hartono
The Hartono brothers get most of their wealth from their investment in Bank Central Asia. The Hartono’s bought a stake in BCA, after another wealthy family, the Salims, lost control of the bank during the 1997-1998 Asian economic crisis. The source of the brother’s fortunes is from kretek cigarette maker Djarum, started by their father and now run by Budi’s son Victor.
The Widjaja family patriarch Eka Tjipta Widjaja got his start selling biscuits as a teen. Today their Sinar Mas has interests in paper, real estate, financial services, healthcare, agribusiness, and telecom.
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