|Coordinating Minister for Economics|
19 May 2014 – 20 October 2014
|President||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|Preceded by||Hatta Rajasa|
|Succeeded by||Sofyan Djalil|
|Born||June 16, 1962|
|Spouse(s)||Anita Ratnasari Tanjung|
|Children||Putri Indahsari TanjungRahmat Dwiputra Tanjung|
|Alma mater||University of Indonesia|
|Net worth||US$3,9 billion (December 2020)|
Chairul Tanjung (born 18 June 1962) is an Indonesian businessman. He is the former Coordinating Minister for Economics in the Indonesian cabinet. He was appointed to this post by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 19 May 2014 following the resignation of the previous Coordinating Minister for Economics, Hatta Rajasa, who resigned to take part in Indonesia's 2014 presidential election. In 2019, he had an estimated net worth of $3.6 billion.
Chairul Tanjung was born in Jakarta to A.G. Tanjung and Halimah. His father, a reporter, had established a magazine company, which was shut down by the Suharto regime, resulting in A.G. Tanjung having to sell the family's large house and cars to cover debt, and the family moved into a small apartment. Chairul graduated from Boedi Oetomo Senior High School in 1981. He obtained a bachelor's degree at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Indonesia. He was named a "national noble student" in 1984 and 1985. While studying, he and his two friends opened a shop that originally sold books and T-shirts, and expanded to sell medical equipment. In his spare time, Chairul conducted business until dropping out of dentistry school and establishing PT CT Corp with a loan of Rp150 million from Exim Bank. They produced children's footwear and received an order from Italy for 160 pairs of shoes, but a month later, Chairul split from his two friends because a disagreement over the business. He later became the chairman and founder of CT Corp, along with the late founder of Sony, Akio Morita.
He worked with Hasbi Hafani to establish the business. He bought Bank Karman and changed its name to Bank Mega. He expanded his business interests into insurance and securities. Chairul is now involved in the television business; he founded Trans TV and acquired TV 7 from the Kompas-Gramedia Group. Chairul owns property projects such as Bandung Super Mall, Batam Indah Prospertindo, Para Bali Propertindo, and Mega Indah Propertindo. In 2012, he bought a minority share of Garuda Indonesia. His holding company is CT Corp., formerly Para Group, with 3 subholdings:
- Mega Corp., a financial business subholding
- Trans Corp., a media, life style, department store, consumer goods, hotel and entertainment subholding
- CT Global Resource, an agribusiness and energy subholding
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