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Dick Gelael

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Dick Gelael
Born(1934-09-10)September 10, 1934
💀DiedSeptember 10, 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 95)
Jakarta,  IndonesiaSeptember 10, 2014(2014-09-10) (aged 95)
Resting placeSan Diego Hills, Karawang Regency, West Java
🏳️ NationalityIndonesian
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Elizabeth Gelael
👶 ChildrenRicardo Gelael [id]
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Dick Gelael (10 September 1934 – 4 September 2014) was an Indonesian entrepreneur and owner of PT Gelael Supermarket (supermarket business), PT Fast Food Indonesia (Kentucky Fried Chicken), and PT Multi Food Indonesia (Swensen ice cream).

Early life[edit]

Dick Gelael was born on September 10, 1934.

Business career[edit]

He founded a supermarket with a delivery service to customers' homes in 1957.

At that time, Gelael was only 23 years old. The supermarket was managed by his wife, Elizabeth Gelael, the first time on Jl. Falatehan 1 No. 35, Jakarta.

Towards 1960, at the age of 27, Dick Gelael began a friendship with Mohammad Rasjid Thamrin and Rudy Tanudjaja Saputra. These two businessmen finally agreed to cooperate with Dick Gelael to open a supermarket which was later known as Gelael Supermarket in 1970.

In 1978, he bought the business license of Kentucky Fried Chicken. [1]


He died on September 4, 2014. He was buried in the San Diego Hills after he breathed his last at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital Funeral Home, Jakarta. After his death, now KFC is passed on to one of his grandchildren, Sean Gelael. [2]


He has 3 children. His grandson, Sean Gelael is a racer. [3]


  1. (2014-09-08). "Perjalanan Bisnis Dick Gelael, sang Pendiri KFC Indonesia". (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  2. Siswanto, Agung. "Profil dan Biodata Dick Gelael Kakek Sean Gelael, Pendiri KFC di Indonesia - Media Tulungagung - Halaman 3". (in Bahasa Indonesia). Retrieved 2022-06-03.
  3. "Sean Gelael Tajir Melintir dari Lahir, Ternyata Kakeknya Pendiri KFC Indonesia". 2020-05-29. Retrieved 2022-06-03.

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