If you’re looking to invest in Indonesia, you can read about the local economy, analyze companies from the bottom up, or maybe call a broker for ideas. Or you could just check out the latest social media post from one of the country’s most popular clerics.
Jam’an Nurchotib Mansur isn’t your run-of-the-mill ustadz, or Muslim teacher. As a young man, he spent some time in jail. Today, at 45, he runs an asset management business on the side, and led a deal to invest in a local bank. When he’s not preaching, he posts stock picks to his social media accounts, where 13 million followers tune in for inspiration.