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Jokowi's cabinet of billionaires and business tycoons

Kompas.com - April 21, 2022

Fitrya Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – A number of Onward Indonesia Cabinet ministers own fantastic amounts of wealth.

According to the State Officials Wealth Report (LHKPN) for the period 2021 which was reported to the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), the wealth of the ministers ranges from four billion rupiah (approximately $3 million) to the highest with 10 trillion rupiah (approximately $9 billion).

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo himself has already reported his wealth to the KPK. Jokowi's LHKPN for 2021 is 63,616,935,818 rupiah, rising by 7.8 billion from 2020.

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin meanwhile reported wealth of 14,587,667,263 rupiah, a decline of 1.8 billion compared with the previous year.

But Widodo and Amin's wealth is not nearly as high as several of their ministers.

The following are Widodo's 10 richest ministers based on the LHKPN data from the KPK uploaded on the e-LHKPN website:

1. Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno is recorded as the richest member of the Indonesia Onward Cabinet.

His wealth according to the LHKPN for 2021 was as much as 10,617,085,468,830 rupiah. Compared with 2020, the wealth of the former Jakarta deputy governor has risen drastically by 6.8 trillion from 3,815,767,386,190 the year before.

2. Sakti Wahyu Trenggono

Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono is in second place among Widodo's richest ministers.

In late 2021, the wealth of the former Deputy Defense Minister stood at 2,948,060,960,920 rupiah. This figure rose sharply by 519 billion rupiah from 2,428,784,082,979 in 2020.

3. Erick Thohir

State-Owned Enterprises Minister (BUMN) Erick Thohir has also recorded as having a fantastic amount of wealth.

Thohir's LHKPN for 2020 stood at 2,312,938,263,854 rupiah. In 2019 his wealth was higher by 3.6 billion, standing at 2,316,600,097,385 rupiah.

As of Wednesday April 20, the e-LHKPN website does not yet list Thohir's LHKPN for 2021.

4. Prabowo Subianto

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is also recorded as having a great deal of wealth. In 2021, the LHKPN of the Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) general chairperson stood at 2,032,478,722,760 rupiah.

This figure rose by 3.1 billion compared with 2020 when it was 2,029,339,519,335 rupiah.

5. Nadiem Makarim

The wealth of Education, Culture, Research and Technology Minister (Mendikbud Ristek) Nadiem Anwar Makarim stood at 1,175,047,616,596 rupiah in 2021, making him the fifth richest minister in the cabinet.

Markarim's wealth declined compared with the previous year when its was 1,192,425,517,883.

6. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan saw a decline in his wealth of 28 billion rupiah between 2020-2021.

Nevertheless, Pandjaitan's reported wealth still makes him one of Jokowi's richest ministers.

Pandjaitan's LHKPN for 2020 stood at 745,188,108,997 rupiah. In 2021 meanwhile, the figure was 716,314,993,267 rupiah.

7. Airlangga Hartarto

The wealth of Coordinating Economics Minister Airlangga Hartarto can also be categorised as high. Hartarto's LHKPN in 2020 was valued at 260,611,928,764 rupiah.

The wealth of the Golkar Party's general chairperson rose sharply by 164 billion rupiah in 2021 to reach 425,600,875,203 rupiah.

8. Muhammad Lutfi

Trade Minister (Mendag) Muhammad Lutfi is also one of the richest ministers. In late 2021 his reported wealth reached 235,519,453,179 rupiah.

Over a period of one year, this figure has risen by 8.7 billion from 226,819,176,839 rupiah in 2020.

9. Budi Gunadi Sadikin

The wealth of Social Affairs Minister (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin of 180,358,886,597 rupiah makes him the 9th richest minister in Widodo's canbinet.

Compared with 2020, the wealth of the former BUMN deputy minister has risen by 15 billion rupiah from 164,560,176,275.

10. Sofyan Djalil

In 2021 the wealth of Agrarian and Special Planning/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN) Minster Sofyan Djalil was reported at 94,980,402,906 rupiah.

This figure rose by 11 billion on the previous year from 83,617,626,814 rupiah in 2020.

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Deretan Menteri Jokowi Terkaya, Tertinggi Hartanya Rp 10 Triliun, Siapa?".]

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2022/04/21/06000031/deretan-menteri-jokowi-terkaya-tertinggi-hartanya-rp-10-triliun-siapa