They say that “behind every successful man there is a woman”, but we can’t also deny the fact that there are numerous women who have made name for themselves and are truly successful. Our online research resulted into this list: The 20 of the richest Filipina personalities.
1. Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan
Throughout her over three decades’ success with singing, movie acting and TV hosting, the well-read Megastar, and wife of Senator Kiko Pangilinan has also been one of the top savers and an astute realty investor.
2. Kris Aquino
Kris reportedly could easily earn way beyond P100 million every year with her commercial endorsements alone. She is one of the biggest earners and possibly the no. 1 most popular celebrity endorser in the Philippines.
3. Lani Mercado Revilla
Rep. Lani Mercado Revilla who is a top actress before is said to be a good money saver and is the wife of Senator Bong Revilla.
4. Mother Lily Yu Monteverde
Daughter of the late 1950s copra tycoon Domingo Yu Chu. Founder of Regal Films, owner of Imperial Palace Suites. She built her fortune all by herself.
5. Amalia Fuentes
A former movie queen. This Chinese/German-Spanish Bicolana mestiza told in an interview that during her heyday, the income from each of her movie contracts she would use to buy a house in Dasmariñas Village, Makati. For decades, she wisely invested her earnings in prime real estate properties from New Manila in Quezon City, to Makati and all the way to Ayala Alabang in Muntinlupa.
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