The road to the top has not been easy for Purnomo, 68, who started Blue Bird taxi company in 1972 with his mother and late brother with only 25 cars. It is now Indonesia’s biggest cab company with about 22,000 cars; its drivers enjoy home loans, free healthcare at clinics, and can rest in dormitories should they get tired while driving. The company held its IPO last November. The group also has investments in logistics, IT services, heavy equipment and property.
Company:Blue Bird Group Holding
Net worth:US$1.03 billion