Rusdi Kirana established Lion Air in 1999 and made it one of the most successful airlines in the country. This father of three is Indonesia’s 16th richest person of 2014 according to Forbes. As of December 2014, he had assets worth USD 1.7 billion. Rusdi Kirana was born on 17 August 1963 in a family of tradesmen, experiencing hardships and challenges as a child. With strong determination and confidence he has emerged as one of Indonesia’s prominent businessmen. Aside from being a successful businessman, Rusdi Kirana is also active in politics; he is now Vice Chairman of National Awakening Party (PKB).