In 2007, Forbes Asia magazine named Aburizal Bakrie as the richest person in Indonesia and Southeast Asiawith wealth reaching 9.2 billion US dollars, equivalent to 84.6 trillion.
This man who is often called Ical has various fields of business or business, namely coal mining, plantation, oil, property, telecommunications, and mass media (TV One). Ical then led the Bakrie Group, a business group pioneered by his late father.
The father’s business originated from the spice trade and plantation products, especially from Lampung Province.With his expertise in managing assets, including managing capital originating from loans, Ical then built a business for the sake of business, not only limited to spice and plantation trade but began to explore property, stock ,telecommunications and other businesses.
Some of Ical’s companies with various business lines include PT Bakrieland Development (property), PT Energi Mega Persada, PT Bakrie Sumatra Plantations (plantation), PT Bakrie & Brothers and PT Bakrie Telecom (communications). If you’ve heard of an Esia cellular operator company, this company is also one of the fields owned by Ical.
This man who was born on November15, 1946 in Jakarta was the eldest child of the Bakrie family, the founder of Bakrie Group. This man who is also often called Ical completed his study in the Electrical Faculty of ITB in 1973. After that Ical focused more on the business built by his family.
ARB decided to leave the business world and focus more on politics after being given the trust of being the Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare of the United Indonesia Cabinet from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, Ical was elected as general chairman or general chairman of the 2009 Golongan Karya (Golkar) party -2010. All his time and thoughts wereonly poured out to take care of the party.