Lim Hariyanto Wijaya Sarwono was born in Indonesia. He and his family own slightly more than half of Singapore-listed palm oil producer Bumitama Agri. His son Lim Gunawan Hariyanto is chairman and CEO of Bumitama Agri. The family's Harita Group also owns the majority of listed bauxite mining firm Cita Mineral Investindo. Lim's father emigrated from China to East Kalimantan and reportedly opened a grocery store in 1915.