With a dream to build his own airline, 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 Indonesia magazine. As of December 2014, he had assets worth US$ 1.7 billion. Rusdi Kirana was born on August 17, 1963, to a family of tradesmen, experiencing hardships and challenges as a child. With strong determination and confidence, he has emerged as one of Indonesia’s most prominent businessmen.