I’ve met quite a few Filipino and Filipina people in my life and the one thing they all have in common is how they value family more than anything else. You’ll notice that by reading this list that family and traditional values is something all of these people have in common. Here is the list of the richest people in the Philippines.
Richest Filipino / Filipina Celebrities – 2023 List
10. Vice Ganda
Vice Ganda is an actor, talk show host, comedian, singer, and television presenter. Born and raised in Tondo, Manila, he and his younger siblings were raised in Tondo, Manila, where his father was a barangay captain.
Originally a singer, he got into stand-up comedy after frequenting local comedy clubs. From there, he appeared in various television series including the sitcom Dyosa and the drama series, Maging Sino Ka Man: And Pagbabalik. He was also a presenter and judge on the talent search show, It’s Showtime and had his own talk show, Gandang Gabi, Vice!, which ended in 2020.
Not only that, but he has also appeared in a number of indie films including In My Life, Condo, Petrang Kabayo, The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, and This Guy’s In Love with U Mare!. More recently, he appeared in the blockbusters, The Mall and Fantastica.
In 2019, he also held a concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum called, “The Songbird and The Song Horse.” That same year, he received two PMPC Star Awards for Novelty Song of the Year and Novelty Artist of the Year.
More recently in 2021, he released a non-album single titled, “Higad Girl.” It was followed by “Look at Me Now”, which came out in May 2022.
9. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
Bong Revilla is the son of famous actor Ramon Revilla. As a young teen, he appeared in a number of films including Target: Sparrow Unit, Lost Command, Pays, Celeste Gang, and Boy Tornado. His acting career was ultimately halted, however, after he was arrested for plunder and graft charges in the midst of his political career.
After being detained for several years, he returned to acting under the GMA Network. He would later return to the big screen in the movies Kilabot at Kembot, Captain Barbell, And Agimat: Anting-anting ni Lolo, and Onyok Tigasin. Since then, he has also starred in Ang Panday 2, Si Agimat, and Si Enteng at Ako. In 2011, he also received a GMMFS Box Office Entertainment Award for his portrayal in Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote.
8. Lucy Torres-Gomez
Lucy Torres-Gomez is a Filipino actress who has appeared in many television series including the popular sitcom, Richard Loves Lucy. Not only that, but she has also hosted a number of reality shows over the years including Showbiz Police: Intriga Under Arrest, The Sweet Life, Shall We Dance?, All About You, and Celebrity Dance Battle. From 2010 and 2013, she was also a judge on the talent show, Talentadong Pinoy.
Aside from her television career, she’s also involved with politics. In 2010, she was elected as a substitute candidate for her husband, Richard Gomez. However, she was ultimately disqualified due to his lack of residence in the district. Fast forward to 2016 and she was once again chosen as representative, after having defeated Violeta Codilla.
As a congresswoman, she has authored more than 100 bills. She’s also the vice chairperson of Women and Gender Equality, and the Philippine House Committee on Tourism. And in 2018, she was named “Most Stylish Woman” by the the Philippine Tatler Magazine.
7. Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino is a Filipino television host and actress. Known as the “Queen of All Media”, she has hosted numerous talk shows throughout her career including Eye to Eye, Startalk, Today with Kris Aquino, Morning Girls, Pilipinas Win na Win, Wheel of Fortune, The Price is Right, and Game KNB.
Not only that, but she has also starred in many films including Magic to Win 5, Mano Po, Feng Shui, All You Need IS Pag-Ibig, Segunda Mano, Feng Shui, and So Happy Together. More recently, she appeared in the 2019 movie, (K) Ampon.
In the late 90s, she also starred in the comedy, Pwedeng Pwede, which aired on the ABS-CBN network.
In addition to her TV career, she owns and manages a number of business including a Mexican restaurant and an upscale flower shop. She’s also the executive editor of K! The Kris Aquino Magazine.
6. Vic Sotto
Vic Sotto is best known for his work on television and film. Throughout the years, he’s starred in a number of movies including Mr. One-Two-Three, Tartan, Aka, Ikaw…Magkaagaw, I Have Three Hands, Smith & Wesson, Entering Kabisote, Love on Line, and Entering ng Ina Mo. He has also received a number of awards from the GMMSF Box Office and has won four consecutive titles for “Box Office King” from 2004 to 2006.
He’s also one of the hosts of Eat Bulaga!, one of the longest-running variety shows in the Philippines. Previously, he also hosted Who Wants To Be a Millionaire, TVJ, The Million Peso Money Drop, R U Kidding Me!, and Bossing & Ai.
More recently, he starred in the action comedy film, Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity, which came out in December 2019.
5. Ricky Reyes
Ricardo Enriquez Reyes Jr. is the definition of someone who started from the bottom and worked their way to the very top. Born in April on the year 1950, Ricky started his career when he was sixteen years old and did whatever he could to make money; mainly sweeping floors and cleaning up after people. Often called “Mother Ricky” for his hospitality, he began saving money from his career as a janitor until he was finally able to afford his own beauty parlor. From his single business he was able to turn a profit rather quickly and would use that money to expand his franchise and create more beauty parlors all around the Philippines. To this day he owns more than 40 branches of beauty parlors.
After about a decade of business, Ricky decided to get into philanthropy. Spending money is a great way to earn money as his contributions to society has earned him the privilege of being one of Forbes’ 48 Greatest Heroes of Philanthropy in the Asia-Pacific region. His endeavors began with the “Isang Gunting Isang Suklay” program which literally means “one scissor, one comb”. This program offered salon-styled haircuts for either low or no cost to the consumer. After the program became successful he began the Ricky Reyes Learning Institute which offered free education in a variety of subjects, including cosmetology.
4. Vilma Santos
Vilma Santos is an established actress with a career that spans more than five decades. Known as the “Star for All Seasons”, she made her acting debut as a young child in the 1963 film, Trades List. She then appeared in the award-winning films Lipad, Darna, Lipad, Pag-itim ng Tagak, Pagputi ng Uwak, Dolzura Cortez Story, Imortal, Dekada ’70, and Mano Pro 3.
More recently in 2016, she played the role of Dr. Vivian Rabaya in the comedy drama, Everything About Her. For her portrayal, she won numerous awards including a PMPC Star Award for Best Actress, EdukCircle Award for Most Influential Film Actress of the Year, and a PEP Award for Female Movie Star of the Year. Prior to that, she appeared in the film, Ekstra: The Bit Player, and in the horror movie, The Healing. That’s not all, she has also made a handful of television appearances over the years.
Outside of acting, she’s also a prominent politician. In the past, she served as mayor of Lipa for three consecutive terms. Not only that, but she was also the governor of Batangas.
3. Willie Revillame
Willie Revillame started his career as the host of the variety program, Lunch Date, in the late 80s. He later got into acting during the 90s. Some of his early film credits include Batang Ama, Joey Boy Munti, Barbi for President, Contreras Gang, Mukhang Bungo: Da Coconut Nut, and Hector.
In 1998, he began co-hosting the popular noontime show, ‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila. He later made his big break in Magandang Tanghali Bayan, which propelled him into stardom. Since then, he has hosted several other shows including Wowowee, Willing Willie, Wowowillie, and Willingly Yours.
In 2015, he returned to his original home network, GMA, with the variety program, Wowowin, which continued until February 11, 2022.
With his business partner Manny Villar, he also built the Will Tower Mall in Quezon City in the fall of 2013.
2. Sharon Cuneta
Sharon Cuneta is one of the highest-earning celebrities in the Philippine entertainment industry. A household name, she has starred in more than 60 films and has hosted over 60 TV programs including The Sharon Cuneta Show, Sharon, The Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition, Pinoy Explorer, Madam Chairman, and ASAP.
Not only that, but she is also a recording artist with more than 40 albums. Her most recent album, Megastar was released in 2018 through Star Music. Some of her hit songs include “Mr. DJ”, “High School Life”, “Friends”, “How Am I Gonna Tell You”, “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” and “One Last Time.”
She has also judged numerous singing competition series including Your Face Sounds Familiar, The Voice Teens Philippines, and Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar.
In 2018, she also starred in the romantic comedy film, Unexpectedly Yours, which earned her a EdukCircle Award for Most Influential Film Actress of the Year and a GMMSF Box Office Entertainment Award for All-Time Favorite Actress.
1. Manny Pacquiao
Manny Pacquiao is considered one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. Known as “PacMan”, he has won twelve major world titles and is the first boxer to win in four of the eight divisions (welterweight, featherweight, flyweight, lightweight). In 2015 alone, his fights generated more than $1.2 billion in revenue from his pay-per-view bouts.
Outside of boxing, he’s also involved with politics. In 2010, he was chosen as the representative of Sarangani, a position that he held for six years. He later became the president of the PDP-Laban party in 2020. He also participated in the 2022 Philippine presential election.
Not only that, but he’s also a player and head coach for the Philippine Basketball Association. He also founded the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League and has starred in numerous documentary films including Team Pacquiao, I Am Bruce Lee, The Fighters, Road to Dallas: Pacquiao vs Clottey, The People’s Champion, Pacman: Laban King Laban, and The Fighters.
As a music artist, he has also released several PARI-certified platinum albums over the years. He has also covered several hit songs including “Sometimes When We Touch”, which peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart following a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.