Establishing a name in the world of showbiz and entertainment is definitely a good way to influence people into buying one’s products and services. And this particular strategy is common among Filipino celebrities, whether planned or unplanned (as in the case of instant stardom).
Today, the Philippine showbiz industry is not just known for world-class talents but also for successful celebrity entrepreneurs. Here are 10 of the most notable ones.
1. Marvin Agustin
Through the years, Marvin has become a great model to Pinoys in showbiz. He is one great proof that celebrities can also become entrepreneurs in real life and not just in TV screen. He started in food business and is now venturing into many areas including real estate and private entertainment companies. He is the co-owner of SumoSam, John and Yoko, and Cafe Ten Titas.
2. Willie Revillame
Willie has found his showbiz fortune in hosting that he was able to make a few TV shows legendary with ratings no other hosts have ever done in history. He was very famous in Wowowee (ABS-CBN) and Wowowillie (TV5). Currently, he’s been hosting a variety-game show, WowoWin in GMA. He is now considered a business mogul, being the owner of Wil Productions, Wil Tower Mall, and WilFly.
3. Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino is actually one of the highest paid celebrities in the Philippines and one of the most popular celebrity entrepreneurs because of her entertaining and witty hosting skills plus beauty and family background. She is the daughter of former president Cory Aquino and the sister of the former president, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Unlike the first 2, Kris has multiple investments in different business sectors. One of her investments is the Potato Corner + Nacho Bimby brand of snacks.
4. Sharon Cuneta
The Megastar, who is the mom of one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbiz, KC Concepcion, is a real estate investor associated with posh properties in Metro Manila. Their family also manages a 3-hectare farm – the Sweet Spring Country Farm.
5. Karylle Padilla-Yuzon
Now married to Yael Yuzon, the vocalist of the band Spongecola, Karylle co-owns a family KTV and resto-bar called Centerstage, which has become one of the best and most visited karaoke places in the Metro.