Indonesia, the archipelago of 13,466 islands and with a population of 238 million people is world’s most populous country. And among its people, there are some very wealthy billionaires. Find out who they are.
The Richest People In Indonesia 2014:
#10 Sukanto Tanoto – Net Worth: $2.3 Billion
The self-made Singapore billionaire Sukanto Tanoto runs a forestry and paper company as well as the palm oil producer Apical Group.
#9 Mochtar Riady & family – Net Worth: $2.5 Billion
The 84-year-old mogul owns and runs Lippo Group, the Indonesian conglomerate that owns Bank Lippo and other business in retail, media, real estate, natural resources, hospitality, and healthcare industries.
#8 Peter Sondakh – Net Worth: $2.7 Billion
Peter runs one of Indonesia’s biggest investors in mining, plantations, hotels and transportation services, the Rajawali Group and owns a gold mine.
#7 Boenjamin Setiawan & family – Net Worth: $3 Billion
The self-made billionaire Boenjamin Setiawan runs the largest pharma company, Kalbe Farma and plans to expand to Myanmar and Vietnam.
#6 Sri Prakash Lohia – Net Worth: $3.7 Billion
Indian-born king of polyester, Sri Prakash owns one of world’s biggest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers.
#5 Chairul Tanjung – Net Worth: $4 Billion
Media mogul Chairul Tanhung’s company Trans Corp owns two of the country’s most popular TV stations and makes billions.
#4 Susilo Wonowidjojo & family – Net Worth: $5.3 Billion
Tobacco tycoon and businessman Susilo lost $2.1 billion since 2012 and still is one of Indonesia’s wealthiest people.
#3 Anthoni Salim & family – Net Worth: $6.3 Billion
Businessman and investor Anthoni Salim is at its career peek after signingan$809 million deal for acquiringthe majority stake in Indomobil Sukses Internasional. His other businesses are in the food, telecom, retail, property and banking industries.
#2 Eka Tjipta Widjaja & family – Net Worth: $7 Billion
Indonesia’s second wealthiest man is palm oil king Eka Tjipta Widjaja who runs together with his family Asia Pulp & Paper. Although criticized for deforestation of natural forests, he still continues the get richer with each year passing by, while the natural forests shrink.
#1 R. Budi & Michael Hartono – Net Worth: $15 Billion
Making loads of money from banking and tobacco, these two brothers are the richest people in Indonesia for 5 years in a row now. They have shares in other large business as well, besides their holdings in Bank Central Asia.