Guess who's at the very top of the list?
As much as we try to deny it, the life of celebrities always intrigues us. And we're always looking to find out what they're up to and what they're doing with their fame and fortune. So if you're curious to know who are the top 10 richest Filipino celebrities, here it is!
Vice Ganda, who is a jack of all trades (and master of all, too) is the It’s Showtime host, having grown his career from stand-up comedian to a noontime show host, a recording artist, a fashion icon, and now, a box-office king.
Vice earns his riches from box office hits, TV projects, concerts, endorsements, and his new cosmetic lineup.
It is clear to see that Vice enjoys spending his wealth on his gorgeous home and his super adorable fluffy dog!
Former senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista, has been making hit action movies since 1983. He amassed his wealth making movies like Agimat, Ang Panday, and Captain Barbell.
As he is under investigation for a scam, it has been revealed that he has 44 bank accounts, 15 motor vehicles, 28 real estate properties, 5 shares in separate stocks valued at P1.14M, and 12 shares in exclusive clubs and private companies.
Lucy Torres is a model-actress turned politician, who now represents the 4th District of Leyte. She comes from a wealthy family which owns several hectares of land in her province.
She also has an endorsement for the clothing brand Bench and is one of the celebrity designers for Kashieca, another clothing brand.
The Crazy Rich Asians royalty has amassed her wealth being the Queen of media in the Philippines, having been a show host, an actress, a product endorser and even a member of the first family for two different administrations.
With her 3.7 million followers on Instagram, it is obvious that the superstar always puts her family first.
Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto, better known as Vic Sotto is also a multitalented comedian with singing, acting, songwriting, and film production skills, and is the winner of four consecutive Box Office King titles from 2004 through 2007.
He is one of the pillars of the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga, and owns M-Zet Productions, named after his former callsign during his radio career which also co-produced most of his films from 1990 to date.
Ricardo “Ricky” Enriquez Reyes, Jr., or more famously “Mother Ricky”, was “hairstylist to the stars,” before earning his own TV show called “Gandang Ricky Reyes” where he helps people transform into a more beautiful, attractive version of themselves.
He now has a 44-branch network of Gandang Ricky Reyes salon all over the country. He also founded the “Isang Guntíng Isang Suklay” program, which provides free livelihood training to people who wants to learn how to cut and style hair.
Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, is also fondly known as Ate Vi, and is popular for her films and TV shows and holds the coveted title of the longest reigning box office queen of Philippine cinema. She is also a talented recording artist, dancer, singer, and a host.
Born Wilfredo Buendia Revillame, television host, singer, actor and comedian Willie Revillame started as a sidekick for big stars such as Cesar Montano in Kung Kaya Mo Kaya Ko Rin. His first hosting career started in the early 80’s at GMA Network’s noontime variety program Lunch Date, together with his friend Randy Santiago.
One of his biggest projects was the Wil Tower Mall in Quezon City with business partner Manny Villar.
It is no surprise that Sharon Cuneta is one of the richest celebrities in the Philippines because she has starred in 53 films, 15 TV shows, and recorded 40 albums. Aside from being a judge at ABS-CBN’s current show, Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, she also earns big bucks from her product endorsements.
She earned a one-billion contract with TV5 in 2011.
Of course, no list is complete without the People's Champ. Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao started off his life working at a local bakery selling bread and dropped out of school because of poverty. But his life turned around when he joined amateur boxing tournaments and started his professional boxing career in 1995.
He won eleven major world titles and is the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. He was also named “Fighter of the Decade” for 2000’s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), WBC, and WBO.
According to Forbes, he has generated approximately $19.2 million in pay-per-view buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 23 PPV bouts and was recorded as the second highest paid athlete in the world in 2012.
Currently, he is the second highest individual taxpayer in the Philippines with over ₱210 million regular income taxes paid.
So there you have it, the top 10 richest Filipino celebrities in 2018. Who do you think will make the list in 2019? Let us know in the comments.
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