Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 7) — Retail magnate Henry Sy is still the richest person in the country with a net worth of $20 billion or P1.04 trillion, according to business magazine Forbes. This is the 11th year in a row Sy topped the list of the richest people in the Philippines.
John’s children have held senior responsibilities for some time: Lance runs Summit’s airline, Cebu Air, and the group’s food-and-beverage outfit, Universal Robina, where youngest sister, Marcia, is a manager. Robina Gokongwei-Pe, the eldest daughter, runs Robinsons Retail Holdings, the second-largest retailer in the Philippines.
The Philippines and its billionaires have a mutually beneficial relationship, and that is why the country is a nest for the super-rich to enjoy their fortunes harmoniously. Here are the 10 richest person in the Philippines as of 2018. 10. Henry Sy and Family. Billionaire investor Henry Sy is the richest individual in the Philippines.
Jaime Zóbel de Ayala y Pfitz, PLH (born 1934), also known as Jaime Zóbel, is a prominent Filipino businessman, philanthropist and art photographer. He is the chairman emeritus of Ayala Corporation. He has received numerous awards for business leadership, philanthropy and photography.
According to Forbes Philippines, Consunji was the 6th-richest man in the country, with an estimated net worth of US$3.68 billion. The elder Consunji set up a contracting company in the 1950s after graduating from the University of the Philippines with a civil engineering degree.
John Gokongwei, Jr. jumped to the 2nd place on the list of Forbes’ richest people in The Philippines with a net worth of $5.5 Billion from being 5th place last year with $3.9 Billion. He was also born in China, but unlike Henry Sy, he came from a wealthy family in Fujian province.
Andrew Lim Tan (traditional Chinese: 吳聰滿; simplified Chinese: 吴聪满) is a Chinese Filipino billionaire with business interests in real estate, liquor and fast food. In 2011, Forbes magazine rated him fourth on the list of the "Philippines 40 richest" with an estimated net worth of $2 billion.