Rich List: Indonesia's above-ground treasures

Indonesia's family fortunes haven't necessarily sprung from its abundant natural resources but from the goods and services sector catering to a burgeoning consumer class.

In elections last year Indonesia chose a new leader who promised a fresh start. President Joko Widodo’s election last year encouraged investors and businessmen to hope for progress in improving the country’s physical infrastructure and reducing corruption.

The general population hoped for measures to alleviate poverty and improve social welfare.

Another segment of society, the super rich subjects of FinanceAsia's 2015 Rich List, also had reason to be hopeful the Widodo administration's national improvement plan held the promise of market expansion.

different priorities and concerns, slump in commodity prices and the strength of vested interests quickly dampened the initial euphoria, although...

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