TOPNews – JAKARTA. The list of the latest Forbes richest Indonesians for April 2021 has not changed much. Old faces still adorn the list of the richest people in the country, but some have changed positions.
To quote, Real time billionaires, Wednesday (7/4), the top position of Indonesia’s richest man is still occupied by the owner of the Djarum Group. Robert Budi Hartono is still the number one richest person in Indonesia with a wealth of US $ 18.5 billion or equivalent to IDR 268.25 trillion (exchange rate of IDR 14,500).
Then in second place is his brother, Michael Bambang Hartono, with a total asset value of US $ 17.8 billion or equivalent to Rp. 258.10 trillion. Robert and Michael are two brothers who own the majority of shares in PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BBCA).
In addition, both of them also obtained wealth from the ownership of the cigarette company Djarum. Then a number of other electronic businesses under the Polytron brand, real estate in Jakarta and a number of other businesses are also under their control.
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Prajogo Pangestu is the third richest in Indonesia with a net worth of US $ 6.6 billion or equivalent to Rp 95.70 trillion, far below the value of both Robert and Michael.
Prajogo is the son of a rubber trader and started his business in the late 1970s. His company Barito Pacific Timber went public in 1993 and changed its name to Barito Pacific after reducing its timber business in 2007.
In 2007 Barito Pacific acquired a 70% petrochemical company Chandra Asri, which is also traded on the Indonesia Stock Exchange. And in 2011, Chandra Asri joined Tri Polyta Indonesia and became the largest integrated petrochemical producer in Indonesia.
Sri Prakash Lohia is ranked fourth richest in Indonesia according to Forbes with a wealth of US $ 6.4 billion or equivalent to Rp 92.8 trillion. Sri Prakash’s wealth comes largely from producing PET and other petrochemicals.
In the 1970s, he and his father moved from India to Indonesia and they founded Indorama Corporation to manufacture spun yarn.
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According to Forbes, the fifth richest person in Indonesia is Chairul Tanjung with a wealth of US $ 4.3 billion or the equivalent of Rp. 62.3 trillion. Chairul is famous for issuing credit cards, operating a hypermarket and running a television station.
Chairul’s Trans retail has a wholesale shop under the Carrefour and Transmart brands.
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