10 Filipinos land on Forbes 2017 world billionaire list
Ten Filipinos once again made it to the recently released Forbes magazine’s annual billionaires list.
MANILA, Philippines — Ten Filipinos once again made it to the recently released Forbes magazine’s annual billionaires list.
According to the international magazine, shopping mogul Henry Sy is still the richest in the Philippines as he ranked 94th on the roster with $12.7 billion estimated net worth.
Sy has been topping the list of richest Filipinos in the world for 10 consecutive years.
Last year, eleven Filipinos made it on the world’s billionaires list but only 10 were tagged this year.
The Forbes list singled out the wealthiest individuals from at least 67 countries. The list was dominated by United States-based businessmen.
Topping it was Microsoft founder Bill Gates while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg placed fifth.
The 10 Filipinos who returned on the Forbes' list and their net worth in dollars and source of wealth are indicated below.
Source of Wealth
2015 Net Worth
SM Investments Corp. City of Dreams Manila
John Gokongwei Jr.
JG Summit Holdings, Cebu Pacific, Universal Robina
Lucio Tan and family
Asia Brewery, Philip Morris-Fortune Tobacco, Philippine Airlines, Philippine National Bank
George Ty and family
GT Capital, Metrobank
Enrique Razon Jr.
International Container Terminal Services, Solaire Resort
Tony Tan Caktiong
Jollibee Foods, Greenwich Pizza, Chowking, Mang Inasal, Burger King
Alliance Global, Megaworld, McDonald's, Emperador Distillers, Resorts World Manila
Robert Coyiuto Jr.
Prudential Guarantee & Assurance, PGA Cars, National Grid Corp.
Starmalls, Vista Land & Lifescapes