Saturday, December 15, 2007


Malnourished Indonesian
Photo of Billionaire Indonesian government minister Bakrie

In 2006, Aburizal Bakrie was number 6 on the Forbes list of Indonesia’s richest people ( he was worth $1.2 billion )

Bakrie is a government minister. He is the Co-ordinating minister for the Peoples’ Welfare.

Now, in 2007, Bakrie is Indonesia's richest person.

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
(Sources: Aburizal Bakrie 1 forbes )

Mysteriously, the Suharto family does not appear on the list.

In 2004 Bakrie was Indonesia's chief economic minister.[4] [5]

Bakrie was accused of nepotism. [6] In 2005, he became the Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare.

In May 2006 a drilling hole at Porong, Sidoarjo that was constructed without protective casings by PT Lapindo Brantas, a mining company of the Bakrie conglomerate, started a continuous release of hot mud that made many people homeless and threatens the local economy in East Java.


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