Sudono Salim

Sudono Salim

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Sudono Salim (born 16 July 1916), also known as Liem Sioe Liong, is a Chinese Indonesian businessman of Hokchia origin. He was once considered the richest individual in Indonesia. He was the head of the conglomerate Salim Group before turning over its management to his youngest son Anthony in 1992.

Early life

Salim was born in Fuqing, Fujian, China, as the second son a farmer. He left Fujian in 1936 to join his brother Liem Sioe Hie and brother-in-law Zheng Xusheng in Medan, North Sumatra. Salim diversified their peanut oil trading business into the clove market, which was growing rapidly from demand for kretek production. While in Medan, he supplied soldiers of the Indonesian National Revolution with medical supplies and came into contact with Soeharto, an officer of the army. Salim denied allegations that he also provided arms to Indonesian soldiers to resist Dutch forces.

Business career

After moving to Jakarta in 1952, lim expanded his trading business by establishing...
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