Over the years, more and more politicians have made a good name for themselves due to their hard working and it has helped increase their total wealth. It does not matter how they attained their status of being rich or wealthy, be it through inheritance or working for it.
Let’s look at the Top 10 Richest Politicians in Indonesia 2017.
10. Ratu Chosiyah – Net worth : $ 2 million
Ratu Chosiyah is an Indonesian politician and the governor of the Banten province of Indonesia and the first women who become the governor of any province of Indonesia and she also served as the deputy governor.
She was very active as the governor and created links between business and politician circles in Banten and planed to expand the Jakarta International airport with the huge investment of city’s big entrepreneurs. Ratu Chosiyah estimated net worth is US $ 2 million and she is ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Indonesia 2017.
9. Fauzi Bowo – Net worth : $ 5.5 million
He was also served as the treasurers of the Golkar organization from 1993 to 1997. Fauzi Bowo estimated net worth is US $ 5.5 million and he is ranked at No. 9 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Indonesia.
8. Bunan Hutapea – Net worth : $ 6 million
Bunan Hutapea is an economist and started his professional career as a credit monitor and later was appointed the head of the bank supervision and development of the non-government foreign exchange banks.
He also appointed as the deputy governor of the bank of Indonesia and has given authority to formulate a fiscal policy related to the regional autonomies.
7. Fadel Muhammad – Net worth : $ 17 million
Fadel Muhammad is a businessman and politician of Arab-Indonesian descent. He also served as the governor of the Gorontalo which is the newest Indonesian established province. He is the member of the House of Representative of Indonesia and he also served as the minister of the fisheries and maritime affairs in the government of President Susilo Bambang.
He established the engineering company with his graduated fellows and manufactured the constructions equipments, fire trucks and then diversified their business and becomes the leader of the engineering industry.
6. Hamengkubuwono X – Net worth : $ 43 million
Hamengkubuwono X is the 10th Sultan and the 3rd governor of the historic state of the Yogyakarta Sultanate of Indonesia. He is currently the chairman of the business association of “DIY KADINDAII” and the DPD Golkar, DIY sports committee and the managing director of the Punokawan Constructions.
He is the inherited millionaire and has estimated net worth of US $ 43 million and he is ranked at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest politician of Indonesia 2017.
5. Susilo Yudhoyono – Net worth : $ 46 million
He is the current chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party. He also served as the minister of energy and mining under the president Abdurrahman Wahid. He is the former commander of the Indonesian cadet corps and served three years in the armed forces academy.
4. Jusuf Wanandi – Net worth : $ 304 million
Jusuf Wanandi is the Chinese-Indonesian educator and politician and he is the brother of Sofan Wanandi who is the well known businessman in Jakarta. He starts his political career as the leader of the student activist in 1965. He is politically affiliated with the Golongan Karya party and holds the position of vice general secretary of the party.
He also served as the governor in Hawaii in the east west centre.
3. Dahlan Iskan – Net worth : $ 370 million
Dahlan Iskan was the minister of state-owned enterprises from 2011 to 2014. He is the former CEO of the Indonesian newspaper publisher of “Jawa Pos Group” and he was also the CEO of the state electricity company of Indonesia.
He starts his career as a journalist bit he established his professional career in both government and private sector. He is also committed to run the president election in next year as an independent candidate.
2. Murdaya Poo – Net worth : $ 1.5 billion
Murdaya Poo is an Indonesian politician and the member of the House of Representative of Indonesia. He is also the richest politician and his wealth comes from construction, electricity, timber, plantations and from Information technology.
He owns Jakarta International Expo which is the largest convention centers of city. He sells the newspapers before building his own Central Cipta Murdaya which is his leading conglomerate that hold most of his interests.
1. Aburizal Bakrie – Net worth : $ 2.1 billion
Aburizal Bakrie is an Indonesian politician and was recognized as the most successful businessman of Indonesia. He holds the office of minister of economy and the coordinating minister of People’s welfare from 2004 to 2009 and he is also the chairman of the Golkar Party.
He is the director of the Bakrie Group that conduct business in the real estate, shipping, agriculture, trade, banking, media, insurance, mining and construction.
Aburizal Bakrie estimated net worth is US $ 2.1 billion and he is ranked at first in the list of top 10 richest politician of Indonesia.