Jusuf Kalla

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Date of Birth May 15, 1942
Place of Birth Watampone, Indonesia
Age 78 years old
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Jusuf Kalla

Muhammad Jusuf Kalla is an Indonesian politician and businessman who served as the 10th and 12th Vice President of Indonesia, the only vice president in Indonesian history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office. He was unsuccessful as Golkar's presidential nominee in the 2009 presidential election. Before Kalla declared himself as the running mate for Joko Widodo in the 2014 presidential election, a 2012 poll placed his popularity among likely voters in the top three contenders for the presidency and ahead of his own party's nominee Aburizal Bakrie. He is the first person to hold two non-consecutive terms as Vice President of Indonesia. Since 2009 Kalla serves as the chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Society.

Born: May 15, 1942, Watampone, Japanese East Indies
Nationality: Indonesian
Political party: Golkar Party
Spouse(s): Mufidah Miad Saad
Children: Muchlisa Kalla, Muswira Kalla, Imelda Kalla, Solichin Kalla, Chaerani Kalla
Alma mater: Hasanuddin University (Drs.), INSEAD (M.B.A.)
Profession: Businessman
President: Joko Widodo
Preceded by: Boediono
Succeeded by: Ma'ruf Amin

About Jusuf Kalla

During the early 2000s, this Golkar Party politician served as Vice President of Indonesia under the administrations of Presidents Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Joko Widodo.

Before Fame

After earning an economics degree from Hasanuddin University, he headed his family's business. He later attended business school at INSEAD in France.


In the late 1980s, he began serving in the People's Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia.

Family Life

He and his wife, Mufidah, became parents to children named Chaerani, Muchlisa, Imelda, Muswira, and Solichin.


Two decades apart, he and Adam Malik held office as Vice President of Indonesia.

Information related to Jusuf Kalla

  • Vice Presidents of Indonesia
  • Golkar politicians
  • Bugis people
  • INSEAD alumni
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Latest information about Jusuf Kalla updated on October 29, 2020.

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