The Philippines 40 Richest

According to Forbes, the Philippines’ 40 richest are worth a total of $14 billion, down from $17 billion in 2007 and $16 billion in 2006.

The Philippines’ 40 richest are as follows:

1. Henry Sy & family – $3.1 billion
2. Lucio Tan & Family – $1.5 billion
3. Jaime Zobel de Ayala & family – $1.2 billion
4. Andrew Tan – $700 million
5. Tony Tan Caktiong & family – $690 million
6. John Gokongwei Jr. & family – $680 million
7. Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. – $610 million
8. Enrique Razon Jr. – $525 million
9. George Ty & family – $435 million
10. Inigo & Mercedes Zobel – $430 million
11. Manuel Villar – $425 million
12. Emilio Yap & family – $420 million
13. Vivian Que Azcona & family – $360 million
14. Beatrice Campos & family – $325 million
15. Luis Virata – $270 million
16. Oscar Lopez & family – $240 million
17. Andrew Gotianun – $235 million
18. Alfonso Yuchengco & family – $200 million
19. Mariano Tan & family – $195 million
20. Manuel Zamora – $130 million
21. Menardo Jimenez & family – $129 million
22. Gilberto Duavit & family – $127 million
23. Alfredo Ramos – $126 million
24. Jon Ramon Aboitiz & family – $125 million
25. Felipe Gozon & family – $110 million
26. David Consunji & family – $105 million
27. Rolando & Rosalinda Hortaleza – $90 million
28. Eugenio Lopez III & family – $85 million
29. Betty Ang – $80 million
30. Tomas Alcantara & family – $75 million
31. Lourdes Montinola & family $68 million
32. Salvador Zamora – $67 million
33. Philip Ang – $63 million
34. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu Sr. & family – $55 million
35. Enrique Aboitiz & family – $50 million
36. Frederick Dy – $49 million
37. Bienvenido R. Tantoco Sr. & family – $45 million
38. Jesus Tambunting – $40 million
39. Manuel Pangilinan – $39 million
40. Marixi Rufino-Prieto & family – $30 million

I remember a friend of mine once said – “the poor have their problems, but the rich have their own as well, and believe me the problems of the rich are much bigger than the poor.”

If this is true, my question to all of you is “Who wants to be a billionaire?”

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