List of Chinese Indonesians

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This is a list of notable Chinese Indonesians:

Academics[edit]

Activists[edit]

Artistes/Entertainers[edit]

Authors[edit]

  • Clara Ng (Clara Regina Juana): Short story writer and novelist
  • Kho Ping Hoo (Asmaraman Sukowati): Novelist
  • Marga Tjoa, better known by her pen-name Marga T (Hokkien): Novelist
  • Myra Sidharta (Ew Yong Tjhoen Moy) (Hakka): Writer

Beauty queens[edit]

Businesspeople[edit]

  • Alim Markus (Liem Boen Kwang) : Founder, Maspion Group
  • Carlo Tabalujan (Tan Tjhin Hien) (Hokkien): Founder, PT Nestle Indonesia, Danmotor Vespa, Kawasaki Motor Indonesia
  • Ciputra (Tjie Tjin Hoan): Philanthropist; Founder, Ciputra Development; 23rd richest Indonesian, Forbes
  • Eka Tjandranegara (Tjan Kook Hwee) (Teochiu): Founder, Mulia Group
  • Eka Tjipta Widjaja (Oei Ek Tjhong) : Founder, Sinar Mas Group, one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates
  • Hary Tanoesoedibjo: Founder, MNC Group
  • Hermawan Kartajaya ( Tan Tjioe Shiok) : Marketing guru; President, World Marketing Association
  • Mochtar Riady (Lie Mo Tie) (Henghua) : Founder, Lippo Group
  • James Riady (Henghua) : Son of Mochtar Riady; Deputy chairman, Lippo Group
  • Jaya Suprana (Phoa Kok Tjiang): Businessman; Head, Jamu Jago
  • Kiki Barki (Hokchia): Billionaire; Owner, Harum Energy
  • Kimun Ongkosandjojo (Ong Kiem Oen): Co-founder, Jamu Air Mancur
  • Lim Hariyanto Wijaya Sarwono (Hokchia): Billionaire; Owner, Bumitama Agri
  • Murdaya Poo (Poo Djie Gwan) (Hakka): Chairman, Berca Group, politician and tycoon
  • Prajogo Pangestu (Phang Joen Phen) (Hakka): Timber tycoon
  • Rachman Halim (Tjoa To Hing) (Hokchia): Businessman; Founder, Gudang Garam
  • Ricky Suharlim: Transportation businessman; Owner, Reiki & Lingchi – Ricky Suharlim Foundation
  • Sjamsul Nursalim (Liem Tek Siong) (Henghua): Founder, Gadiah Tunggal Group
  • Sofjan Wanandi (Liem Bian Koen) (Hakka): Owner, Gemala Group; Former leader of Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), 2008-2013
  • Sudono Salim (Liem Sioe Liong) (Hokchia): Founder, Salim Group
  • Sukanto Tanoto (Tan Kang Hoo) (Xinghua): Founder, Raja Garuda Mas International (now Royal Golden Eagle)
  • Sutanto Djuhar (Liem Oen Kian) (Hokchia): Billionaire; President RongQiao Group
  • Tahir 翁俊民: Founder, Mayapada Bank
  • Teddy Yip (Jap Tek Lie) 叶德利 (Hakka): Founder, Macau Grand Prix
  • Thedy Johanis 鄭世楷: Deputy chairman, JPK Group; Property developer
  • William Soeryadjaya (Tjia Kian Liong) : Founder, Astra International

Economists[edit]

Journalist[edit]

Military personnel[edit]

  • John Lie a.k.a. Jahja Daniel Dharma (Lie Tjeng Tjoan): Served the Indonesian Navy by setting up clandestine weapons procurement operations during the Dutch blockades from 1947 to 1949. He continued serving the Navy during the 1961–1963 Mandala campaigns before retiring as Rear Admiral.
  • Teddy Jusuf (Hakka): First and only Chinese to attain the rank of Brigadier General, Tentara Nasional Indonesia, Indonesia's armed forces

Politicians[edit]

Religious figures[edit]

Sportspeople[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jardine, David (2008-09-21). "INDONESIA: Higher education and ethnic Chinese". University World News. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Renowned economist Thee dies at 79". Jakarta Post. 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Jahja, H. Junus (2002), Peranakan Idealis: Dari Lie Eng Hok sampai Teguh Karya (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, ISBN 978-979-9023-84-1. 
  • Setyautama, Sam (2008), Mihardja, Suma, ed., Tokoh-Tokoh Etnis Tionghoa di Indonesia (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia, ISBN 978-979-9101-25-9. 
  • Suryadinata, Leo (1995), Prominent Indonesian Chinese: Biographical Sketches (3rd ed.), Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, ISBN 978-981-3055-04-9.