As the election draws closer, The General Elections Commission (KPU) has announced the breakdown of the official wealth reports (LHKPN) of presidential candidates Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto, along with their running mates, Sandiaga Uno and Ma’ruf Amin, on their official website.
KPU chairman, Arief Budiman, revealed that Joko Widodo’s total wealth stands at Rp50 billion.
“Jokowi’s total wealth is Rp50,248,349,788 up to 14th August 2018,” he confirmed. Jokowi’s running mate, Muslim cleric Ma’ruf Amin, has a net worth of approximately Rp11 billion.
Arief also noted that Jokowi’s rival, former army general Prabowo Subianto, has a net worth of Rp1.9 trillion. “Prabowo’s net worth up to 9th August 2018 is Rp1,952,013,493,659,” he added.
Prabowo’s running mate, Sandiaga Uno, has a total wealth of over Rp 5 trillion – the richest out of all the presidential and vice-presidential candidates running in the 2019 election. According to the KPU website, Sandiaga’s total wealth amounts to Rp5,099,960,524,965. The wealthy businessman is known to be one of the largest shareholders of PT. Saratoga Investama Sedaya, Tbk, private equity company. Sandiaga is known to have traded Saratoga’s shares a few times over the last few months to fund his campaigns. The latest transaction was made yesterday, 12th April, which added Rp71.2 billion to his wealth.