R. Budi Hartono

About R. Budi Hartono

Birth Year: 1940
Birth Place: Kudus, Indonesia, Indonesia
Residence: Kudus, Indonesia
Citizenship: Indonesian
Alma mater: Diponegoro University
Occupation: Owner, Djarum
Children: 3
Traditional Chinese: 黃惠忠
Simplified Chinese: 黄惠忠
Hanyu Pinyin: Huáng Huìzhōng
TranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu Pinyin: Transcriptions Standard Mandarin Hanyu Pinyin Huáng Huìzhōng Huáng Huìzhōng

R. Budi Hartono

R. Budi Hartono was born on 1940 in Kudus, Indonesia, Indonesia. R. Budi Hartono and his brother, Michael (whose fortune is listed separately), are the richest people in Indonesia thanks to a fortune that goes back to their father, Oei Wie Gwan, who in 1950 acquired a bankrupt Indonesian cigarette company, later renaming it Djarum. Today it is one of the biggest cigarette-makers in the nation, specializing in kreteks, a blend of cloves, tobacco and other ingredients. Budi's son, Victor, serves as Djarum's chief operating officer. Budi also has a big stake in publicly-traded Bank Central Asia.
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Together with his brother, Michael Hartono, at the age of 22 Robert inherited one of the leading cigarette company today, Djarum. Djarum was previously a small Business called Djarum gramophon which was later purchased by his Father, Oei Wie Gwan, in 1951 and changed its name to Djarum. Robert and his brother inherited Djarum after his Father died. At that time, Djarum's factory burned down and suffered an unstable condition. But in the hands of the two Hartono brothers, Djarum could grow into giants.


In a January 2018 billionaires' personal information, Budi Hartono and his brother Michael Hartono were reported by Forbes magazine as the richest men in Indonesia in 2018 with a combined wealth of $US 25 billion. Budi Hartono was listed by Forbes as being worth $US 12.6 billion, while in 2012 was $US 6.5 billion.

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