Chairul Tanjung was on born 16th June, 1962 in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a 55 year old Muslim-Indonesian businessman, founder of CT Corp, Sony, Akio Morita and the former Coordinating Minister for Economics in the Indonesian cabinet.
He is one of the world’s richest men from Indonesia.
Halimah Tanjung, mother of Chairul helped in her children’s education by mortgaging her own fabrics in order to meet the needs of the family.
His father, A.G. Tanjung was a renowned Journalist and had setup a magazine company. Due to some unfortunate circumstances his Father’s company got shut and the family was drowning with debt. To keep up with the odd situations, his father took a job in a company.
Anita Ratnasari Chairul Tanjung is the wife of Chairul Tanjung. She is a dentist by profession and completed her dentistry degree from the University of Indonesia. She pursued her Master’s education in hospital management to fulfill her passion of serving the community. She has worked for PMI Bogor, Gatot Subroto and is now actively involved in CT Corp and Perinatologi Foundation called Duta Bangsa which is a non-formal educational institution.
Rahmat Dwiputra is the son of Chairul Tanjung.
Putri Indahsari is the daughter of Chairul Tanjung. She went to Academy of Art University, San Francisco, United States and majored in Multimedia Communication. A young and independent business enthusiast, she made her first attempt in business at a mere age of 15. She has set up her own Event Organization, Creativepreneur Event Creator. The first event organized by her team was “Self Creativepreneur Corner’ which was a big success in the year 2014.
Early Life and Education of Chairul Tanjung:
Chairul finished schooling in 1981 from Boedi Oetomo Senior High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Indonesia in 1987. He was awarded a National Model Student in 1985.He went on to pursue his Executive IIPM MBA in 1993 but dropped out of the course in between. During his graduation he along with his friends got engaged in selling books and T-shirts and gained success.
This led them to open a big shop for the products and eventually choosing business over further studies. He established PT Pariarti Shindutama from Bank Loans and later became the Chairman of CT Corp.
Chairul Tanjung’s Career:
To establish his newly set up business he worked Morita and later bought Bank Karman and renamed it as Bank Mega. Gradually, he expanded his business into various sectors like securities, insurance, real estate, etc. Today, the Group has several business interests such as banking, real estate, insurance, fashion, entertainment, coffee, capital market and financing, etc.
Chairul also founded Trans TV and gained ownership over TV 7 the Kompas-Gramedia Group. His group also owns real estate projects like Para Bali Propertindo, Bandung Super Mall, Batam Indah Prospertindo and Mega Indah Propertindo. Chairul Tanjung took a major decision to restructure his group CT Corp on 1st December, 2011. The three holding companies of the group; Mega Corp, Trans Corp, and CT Global Resources were reorganized to include financial services, media, natural resources, lifestyle and entertainment.
Under his Group CT Corp, he has gradually introduced many other companies such as The Core Investindo which deals in media and investment, Global Investindo focusing on financial business and the CorePropertindo which is related to real estate investments and projects.
Net Worth of Chairul Tanjung:
Chairul stands at rank 6th in the list of richest people in Indonesia. He has a net worth of $4.6 Billion. In the Forbes List of Billionaires he was at rank 286 in 2016.