Joko Widodo

President of Indonesia (since 2014)

Joko Widodo (Javanese: ꦗꦑ꧈ꦮꦶꦢꦢ Gêdrìk: Jåkå Widådå; O-Javanese: Jaka Widada; born 21 June 1961), also known as Jokowi (Javanese: ꦗꦑꦮꦶ), is an Indonesian politician and former businessperson. He has served as the 7th President of Indonesia since 2014.

Joko Widodo
7th President of Indonesia
Assumed office
20 October 2014
Vice PresidentJusuf Kalla (2014 - 2019)
Ma'ruf Amin (since 2019)
Preceded bySusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
14th Governor of Jakarta
In office
15 October 2012 – 16 October 2014
DeputyBasuki Tjahaja Purnama
Preceded byFauzi Bowo
Succeeded byBasuki Tjahaja Purnama
15th Mayor of Surakarta
In office
28 July 2005 – 1 October 2012
DeputyF. X. Hadi Rudyatmo
Preceded bySlamet Suryanto
Succeeded byF. X. Hadi Rudyatmo
Personal details

(1961-06-21) June 21, 1961 (age 63)
Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia
Political partyPDIP
(m. 1986)
ChildrenGibran Rakabuming
Kahiyang Ayu
Kaesang Pangarep
FatherWidjiatno Notomiharjo
ResidenceBogor Palace
Alma materGadjah Mada University
WebsitePresidential website

Jokowi is a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P). He started his career as Mayor of Surakarta from 28 July 2005 until 1 October 2012.[1] Then, he was Governor of Jakarta from 15 October 2012 until 16 October 2014. He has been President of Indonesia since 20 October 2014. His Vice President is Jusuf Kalla. Jokowi was elected President of Indonesia in the April 2019 presidential election.[1]

Jokowi was born in Surakarta, Central Java. He is a Islam. He has been married to Iriana since 1986. They have three children. He is also a Heavy metal music fan.[2] He graduated from the Faculty of Forestry at the Gadjah Mada University.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's seventh president; reaches out to opposition and common people in inaugural speech". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. "Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo's metal manifesto". The Guardian. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2015.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Slamet Suryanto
Mayor of Surakarta
2005 - 2012
Succeeded by
F. X. Hadi Rudyatmo
Preceded by
Fauzi Bowo
Governor of Jakarta
2012 - 2014
Succeeded by
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama
Preceded by
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President of Indonesia
2014 - present