“Djoko Susanto is the founder of Alfamart, which has 16 thousand stores throughout Indonesia,” reads a statement from the official website Forbes on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Forbes also noted that Djoko’s real wealth per day reached US $ 1.8 billion or equivalent to Rp 23.8 trillion. This value is the highest since 2017.
In 2017, Djoko’s real wealth reached US $ 1.3 billion. Then it will drop to US $ 12 billion in 2020. Before finally it will jump to US $ 1.8 billion in 2021.
Djoko was born in Jakarta in 1950 with the name Kwok Kwie Fo. He first started doing business at the age of 17 in 1967. At that time, he was asked to manage a simple kiosk owned by his parents at Arjuna Market, Jakarta.
The shop is called Sumber Bahagia, which sells groceries. But soon, Djoko saw a bigger opportunity. The stall started selling cigarettes.