Hary Tanoesoedibjo: Between Business and Political Moves

Hary Tanoesoedibjo is an important person in Indonesia. He was born in 1965 in Surabaya as the last child of four siblings and one of the most successful businessmen in Indonesia. His father was a local businessman of Indonesia. He is the founder of MNC Group and has recently been active for politics. His role in business is very important.

Hary Tanoesoedibjo and his First moves in business sector

Married with Liliana Tanaja, he has got 5 children so far. They are Angela, Valencia, Jessica, Clarissa, and Warren. All of them have Tanoesoedibja as their last name. He graduated from Katholic Senior High School St.Louis Surabaya, then continued his study to Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he got his Bachelor of Commerce there. Then, he chased his master of business administration in Ottawa University, Canada.

Hary Tanoesoedibjo started his business by having shares and becoming an Executive president in PT. Bhakti Investama Tbk since 1989. The company focuses on investment. It bought other company, made improvement and sold it again. Soon, the company got bigger and bigger. Since then, he continued his career to broadcasting business. In 2002, he became the director president of PT. MNC and RCTI. Besides being the director president, he also became the commissioner at Global Mediacom and Bhakti Investama. In 2011, Forbes Magazine reported that He was the richest man number 22 in Indonesia. He shows a great success of a man who focuses on leading a good business.

Hary Tanoesoedibjo and political career

Hary Tanoesoedibjo showed a great speed of political career in a short time. he started by joining Nasdem Party in August 2011. This party was founded by Surya Paloh. It was reported that they had known each other for a long time and planned to build this party. Then because of the difference in ideas and visions, Hary decided to leave the party in February 2013 and joined Hanura, which founded by Wiranto. With his new party, he then declared himself as Vice President to accompany Wiranto as the candidate of president. As tthe votes the party collected were not significant, they were not able to join the election.

Hary is working not only for business but also for social movement. He has been involved in various charity activities and has donated much money to poor people in Indonesia. He and his wife have helped many people to get improvement in life through his TV station. Hope that Hary Tanoesoedibjo will always continue to do his charity activity.

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