Forbes’ 35th World’s Billionaires List reveals that the world’s richest people just keep getting richer despite the COVID-19 pandemic. On the list, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is currently the wealthiest man in the world followed by Elon Musk (Tesla and SpaceX), Bernard Arnault and his family (Louis Vuitton), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway) respectively–all of which are from the United States except for Arnault who is from France.
As for the Philippines, the wealthiest Filipino this year ranks 352nd in the world with a net worth of 7.2 billion USD. As curious as you are, we checked out the top 10 richest men and women in the Philippines in 2021 and what they do so keep scrolling!
#10 Elizabeth Sy
Elizabeth Sy is a daughter of SM Founder Henry Sy Sr. and an adviser of SM Investments since 2012. She ranks 1299th globally with a net worth of 2.4 billion USD.
#9 Teresita Sy-Coson
Teresita Sy-Coson is also the daughter of Henry Sy Sr. and a co-chairman of SM Investments. She ranks 1174th globally with a net worth of 2.7 billion USD.
#8 Henry Sy Jr.
Henry Sy Jr. is a co-vice chairman of SM Investments, a major conglomerate founded by his late father. He also ranks 1174th globally with the same net worth of 2.7 billion USD.
#7 Harley Sy
Harley Sy, another offspring of Henry Sy Sr., is the executive director of SM Investments. She also ranks 1174th globally with the same net worth of 2.7 billion USD.
#6 Andrew Tan
Andrew Tan is the chairman of Alliance Global, a holding company with interests in food and beverage, gaming, and real estate. He ranks 1008th globally with a net worth of 3 billion USD.
#5 Herbert Sy
Herbert Sy is also Henry Sy Sr.’s son, an adviser of SM Investments, and a director of SM Prime, the group’s property developer. He also ranks 1008th globally with the same net worth of 3 billion USD.
#4 Hans Sy
Hans Sy is the fourth child of Henry Sy Sr., chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime, and the director of the company since 1994. He also ranks 1008th globally with the same net worth of 3 billion USD.
#3 Lucio Tan
Lucio Tan is the founder and chairman of the LT group, a holding company with interests in tobacco, spirits, banking, and property development. He ranks 925th globally with a net worth of 3.3 billion USD.
#2 Enrique Razon Jr.
Enrique Razon Jr. is the chairman of the International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), the country’s leading terminal operator. He ranks 561st globally with a net worth of 5 billion USD.
#1 Manuel Villar
Manuel Villar is the chairman of Vista Mall (formerly Starmalls), one of the Philippines’ largest mall operators. He ranks 352nd globally with a net worth of 7.2 billion USD.
See the full list of the richest men in the world here.
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