A true measure of wealth.
For some wealthy individuals, being rich just isn’t enough—they are driven by a sense of charitable duty to give something back to society, and many of these excellent people live in Asia. After all, we know that many of our richest started with very little and so feel (and rightly so) that they owe the society that gave them a “leg up” a slice of their wealth, thus hopefully helping to develop a new generation of achievers and givers. So, this issue, with the assistance of the other Asia Tatler titles, we’ve rounded up the “50 Philanthropists Changing the World” from the region.
We are blessed to call many of these people friends, like Dato’ Sri Prof. Dr Tahir MBA and Quintessentially’s Inti Nusantari Subagio. Who are the others? Read the story to find out, but please do consider our very own Maria Lukito Foundation—dedicated to supporting the education and life chances of youngsters in Indonesia—when it comes to supporting charity yourselves. We detail the work of this charity and other good works that come courtesy of our Generation T awardees in “Wishing Well”.
What else is there to say about this issue? There is, of course, the cover story, which focuses on Livienne Russelia, who shares with us the inside story of her success in the beauty world (“Beauty Queen”). Livienne is the very embodiment of perseverance and a try, try, and try again attitude. After government regulations tightened up in 2006 in the area in which she was working, she decided to focus on a niche market: 100 per cent Indonesian goat’s milk products.
After that, she then turned her talented hands to Cakra Daya Makmur, under which body care and cosmetics brands are now produced from its integrated factories—her degree combination of business with pharmaceutical and cosmetic science have, undoubtedly, helped her on her way. We also look at President Joko Widodo and his relationship with his super-special grandson Jan Ethes (“The Power of Family”), and the traditional musical instrument, the kolintang. More made-in-Indonesia magic just for you! It’s a power-packed spring month of March from fashion to fun to food, and with that said, I’ll see you the other side in April, ready for the elections.