Dec 14th, 2007, in Business & Economy, IM Posts, by Patung
Aburizal Bakrie is Indonesia's richest man.
Forbes Asia list of Indonesia's richest men and families, the top ten:
- Aburizal Bakrie and family (Bakrie Group): $5.4 billion
- Sukanto Tanoto (April and Asian Agri): $4.7 billion
- R. Budi Hartono: $3.14 billion
- Michael Hartono (Budi and Michael Hartono, part owners of Djarum and BCA): $3.08 billion
- Eka Tjipta Widjaja and family (Sinar Mas Group): $2.8 billion
- Putera Sampoerna and family (Sampoerna Strategic): $2.2 billion
- Martua Sitorus (Wilmar International): $2.1 billion
- Rachman Halim and family (Gudang Garam): $1.6 billion
- Peter Sondakh (Rajawali Group): $1.45 billion.
- Eddy William Katuari and family (Wings Group): $1.39 billion
Last year Aburizal Bakrie, the Co-ordinating minister for the Peoples' Welfare, came in at sixth, with wealth of $1.2 billion, and Sukanto Tanoto led the rankings.
Vice-president Jusuf Kalla ranks 30th while Bambang Trihatmodjo is at 33rd.
In general Indonesia's richest men have seen huge gains in wealth on last year, with their combined net worth rising to $938 billion, up from $575 billion in 2006, which Forbes says is due to strong equity values and healthy real estate markets, as well as the weak dollar.