The 500 List

Dato’ Sri Prof. Tahir

In 2015, this renowned businessman-philanthropist launched his biography, Living Sacrifice. Not only that, the founder and President Commissioner of Mayapada Group was awarded the country’s medal decoration of the highest degree by President Joko Widodo for his services and dedication to the country. Dato’ Sri Prof. Dr Tahir MBA, who founded the Tahir Foundation, was born in Surabaya on March 26, 1952. He is a well-known philanthropist, who, partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, contributed around US$ 75 million for the eradication of TBC, HIV and malaria in Indonesia. Forbes Indonesia magazine puts him at the number 10 on the list of Indonesia’s richest people in 2015 with a total wealth of US$2 billion.  


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