Rachman Halim

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Rachman Halim
Born30 July 1947
Died27 July 2008
Citizenship Indonesia
Occupationtobacco tycoon
Spouse(s)Feni Olivia (Oei Fen-Liang) [3]
Rachman Halim
(Chinese Indonesian name)
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Hanyu Pinyin Cài Dàohéng

Rachman Halim (30 July 1947 – 27 July 2008) was a Chinese Indonesian businessman.

Halim was born Tjoa Too Hing ( ; [4] Hokkien: Chhoà Tō-hêng) in Kediri, East Java to a prominent Chinese Indonesian (Hokchia totok) family. [4] He was the first son of Surya Wonowidjojo (Tjoa Jien Hwie), founder of Gudang Garam, a major Indonesian kretek (clove cigarette) manufacturer. [4]

Halim succeeded his father to become the CEO of Gudang Garam in 1984, and expanded the company into other fields.

Forbes , an American business publication, ranked him and his family as the richest in Indonesia for a number of years [5] and listed them in 2005 as having a net worth of US$2.8 billion. [6]

Halim lived in Kediri and died at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore in 2008 after a week of treatment for a coronary illness. [5]

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