A man becomes popular with his talent and exceptional skills. He has to strive for many years right from his childhood in order to lead a lavish life. The success is the recipe of hard work, endurance and adjustment. It is that fruit which a person gets very late in his life but which remains with him forever if handled with care and worthy attitude. Philippines is one of the most developed nations of Asia. It is industrially and technically advanced country.
There are many rich businessmen and famous personalities in Philippines which have achieved some of the greatest goals in their lives. They have gained the wealth and name with their outstanding performance in their respective fields. Let us have a look at the Top 10 Richest Philippines.
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- 10 Ramon Ang -$2.3 billion
- 9 Andrew Tan- $2.5 billion
- 8 Tony Tan Caktiong- $3.4 billion
- 7 George Ty- $3.6 billion
- 6 David Consunji- $3.68 billion
- 5 Jaime Zobel de Ayala- $3.7 billion
- 4 Lucio Tan- $4.2 billion
- 3 Enrique Razon, Jr. – $4.3 billion
- 2 John Gokongwei, Jr. – $5.5 billion
- 1 Henry Sy- $18 billion
- Top 10 Richest Philippines
10 Ramon Ang -$2.3 billion
At number 10, it is a Chinese Filipino entrepreneur, Ramon Ang. He holds various positions in different companies. He serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Top Frontier Investment Holdings. Ramon Ang is the Vice-Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and President of Cyber Bay Corporation. Ramon Ang is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Far Eastern University. He holds the highest number of shares in San Miguel Corporation. He became Vice-Chairman of SMC in the year 1999.
9 Andrew Tan- $2.5 billion
The next on the list is a Filipino real estate and liquor businessman, Andrew Tan. He studied accounting from University of the East, Manila. He is the owner of Alliance Global Group Inc. (AGI) under which there are many other companies namely Emperador Distillers, Inc., Megaworld Corporation, and Golden Arches Development Corporation.
He has received many accolades and recognitions such as “Philippines’ 40 richest and “Businessman of the Year” for his noteworthy achievements in liquor, real estate and fast food sectors. Andrew Tan is one of the Top 10 Richest Philippines.
8 Tony Tan Caktiong- $3.4 billion
Tony Tan Caktiong is the owner and chairman of Jollibee Foods Corporation. He is also the co-chairman of DoubleDragon Properties. Born in Davao del Sur, Philippines, Tony Tan Caktiong did his graduation in chemical engineering from the University of Santo Tomas.
Initially, he had plans for opening ice-cream parlor and later, he founded Jollibee with dishes like French fries, fried chicken and hamburgers. Jollibee acquired Greenwich Pizza and many other brands. He has received the awards of Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year World in the year 2004.
7 George Ty- $3.6 billion
The next on the list is a Filipino businessman and banker, George Ty. He is the owner of Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company which is the 2nd largest bank in Assets and Capital. He has stakes in many other major banks of the country such as the Bank of the Philippine Islands and Philippine Savings Banks.
George Ty serves as an advisor in Philippine Savings Bank and First Metro Investment Corporation. He also serves as chairman and director for numerous companies.
6 David Consunji- $3.68 billion
David Consunji was one of the billionaires of Philippines. He served as the chairman of DMCI Holdings and secretary of the Department of Public Works, Transportation and Communications. He graduated in civil engineering from University of the Philippines.
Later, he worked as a teacher and concrete inspector. He established D. M. Consunji in the year 1954. He was also the president of many Contractors Associations. He also penned his autobiography, A Passion to Build: A Memoir of David M. Consuji.
5 Jaime Zobel de Ayala- $3.7 billion
The next on the list is Jaime Zobel de Ayala who is a Filipino entrepreneur and art photographer. He serves as the chairman of the Ayala Corporation. He did his graduation in Arts from Harvard University in the year 1957. After his graduation, he worked Ayala y Compania as an executive assistant. He learnt all the business tactics and took training of insurance.
Later, he became president of Filipinas Life Assurance Company. He also had passion for photography since childhood and so he joined the Camera club of the Philippines. He has got many awards and honors for photography and business management.
4 Lucio Tan- $4.2 billion
At number 4, it is Lucio Tan who is a Chinese Filipino businessman as well as educator. He did his graduation in Chemical Engineering from the Far Eastern University in Manila. During his college years, he worked at a tobacco factory.
Lucio Tan has stakes in many companies of various sectors such as banking, liquor, real estate, airline, tobacco and education. He had many obstacles on his way to success but didn’t give up on his goals.
3 Enrique Razon, Jr. – $4.3 billion
The next on the list is a Filipino businessman as well as philanthropist, Enrique Razon Jr. He serves as the Chairman and CEO of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. He invested a major share in Bloomberry Investments Holdings, Inc. Enrique Razon Jr. purchased the shares of the Yuchengco family and Soriano group.
He has his own basketball team namely which has players from De La Salle University Green Archers. He is a golfer and also supported the local pro circuit through the Philippine Golf Tour. Enrique Razon Jr. has made major contributions for sports development and athletic scholarships.
2 John Gokongwei, Jr. – $5.5 billion
On number 2, it is one of the billionaires of Philippines, John Gokongwei, Jr. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. John serves as the chairman of JG Summit Holdings. He is the owner of Universal Robina Corporation. John has stakes in many companies of various sectors like finance, telecommunications, petrochemicals, aviation and many others. He has made donations in many universities.
1 Henry Sy- $18 billion
Henry Sy is on number 1 of our list. He is a Filipino businessman and philanthropist. He is the owner of SM Prime Holdings. Later, he also established SM Supermalls. He started his career by opening a small shoes store in Quiapo, Manila and later on, it changed into a big corporate. Currently, he serves as a chairman of SM Investments Corporation.
These businessmen have worked hard day and night many years to reach their ultimate goals.
Top 10 Richest Philippines
- Henry Sy- $18 billion
- John Gokongwei, Jr. – $5.5 billion
- Enrique Razon, Jr. – $4.3 billion
- Lucio Tan- $4.2 billion
- Jaime Zobel de Ayala- $3.7 billion
- David Consunji- $3.68 billion
- George Ty- $3.6 billion
- Tony Tan Caktiong- $3.4 billion
- Andrew Tan- $2.5 billion
- Ramon Ang -$2.3 billion