Sinar Mas was founded by Eka Tjipta Widjaja, an Indonesian of Chinese descent. The group expanded from businesses taking advantage of Indonesia's climate -- pulp and paper as well as palm oil -- into fields such as finance and real estate, including large urban development projects.
Major listed companies
Market capitalization (in million dollars)
Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper
Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia
Sinar Mas Multiartha
As of Nov. 25
Source: QUICK-FactSet, Nikkei Asian Review