Chairul (born in Jakarta, 16 June 1962; age 52 year) is a businessman from Indonesia. He served as Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa replace since 19 May 2014 to 27 October 2014. His name is widely known as a successful businessman with the company he leads, Para Group.
Chairul has started the business when he lectures from the Department of Dentistry, University of Indonesia. Had ups and downs, finally he successfully built his business. Conglomerate hers, The Group into a business enterprise in charge of several other companies such as Trans TV and Bank Mega
Career and life
Chairul born in Jakarta in families less able. His father A.G. Tanjung is the order of the days of old journalist who published a newspaper with a circulation of small. His father, bloody Batak, originated from Central Tapanuli. While his mother, Halimah, Sunda bloody derived from Cibadak, Sukabumi. Chairul are in a family with six other brothers. When Arriving at the New Order era, his father's business forced to close because of opposing political opinion with then. The situation is forcing parents to sell the house and move to stay in a narrow room inn.
After finishing school in high school at the Sampoerna Utomo 1981, Chairul entered the Department of Dentistry, University of Indonesia(pass 1987). When this college he began to enter the business world. And when the college also, he was awarded a National Model Student 1984-1985.
In order to meet the needs of college, He starts a business from scratch that is selling books mimeographed lecture, shirt, and others in the campus. He also opened a campus coffee photo. Chairul had also founded a medical supply store and laboratory in numbers Senen Raya, Central Jakarta, but bankrupt.
After the lecture, Chairul been established PT Pariarti Shindutama along with three colleagues on 1987. Capitalized initial USD 150 million from Exim Bank, they produce children's shoes for export. Good luck on his side, because the company immediately received orders 160 thousand pairs of shoes from Italy. But, due to differences in the vision of expansion, Chairul choose dash and set up their own business.
His ability to build a network and as a businessman making his business is growing. Directing efforts to conglomerate, Chairul reposition himself to the three core businesses: finance, property, and multimedia. In finance, he took over Bank Karman which is now called Bank Mega
He named the company with the Group. The conglomerate company has the core Holdindo as father holding company, which is in charge of several sub-holding, yakni For Global Investing (financial business), To Inti Investing (media and investment) and the Core Propertindo (property)
Under the group, Chairul has a number of companies in the financial sector, among others, General Insurance Mega, Life Insurance Mega Life, Para Multi Finance, Bank Mega Tbk, Mega Capital Indonesia, Bank Syariah Mega and Mega Finance. While in the field of property and investment, The company in charge of the Bandung Propertindo, The Bali Propertindo, Batam Beautiful Investindo, Mega Indah Propertindo. And in the field of broadcasting and multimedia, The Group has a Trans TV, Trans7, Prime Mahagagaya, Trans Fashion, Trans Lifestyle, and Trans Studio
Specialized in property, The Group has Bandung Supermall. The mall area 3 This acres spent 99 billion dollars. The Group launched Bandung Supermall as the Central Business District on 1999. While in the field of investment, At the beginning 2010, The Group, through its subsidiary, Trans Corp., buy a majority stake in Carrefour, the number 40 percent. Regarding the process of purchasing Carrefour, Soft (memorandum of understanding) Carrefour shares purchase was signed on 12 March 2010 in France.
Renowned Forbes magazine released a list of the world's richest people 2010. As an achievement, according to the magazine, Chairul including one of the world's richest man from Indonesia. Forbes stated that Chairul ranks 937 the world with a total wealth of US $ 1 billion. Year 2011, according to Forbes Chairul rank 11 richest man in Indonesia, with a total wealth of US $ 2,1 billion . year 2014, Chairul has a wealth of $4 Billion and includes the richest 375 by Forbes magazine.
On 1 December 2011, Chairul formalize the change of the Group into CT Corp.. CT Corp consists of three sub-holding company: Mega Corp, Trans Corp, and CT Global Resources, which includes financial services, media, retail, lifestyle, entertainment, and natural resources .