2015 Forbes Billionaires List : 12 Richest Filipinos for 2015 Join the Roster

The 2015 Forbes Billionaires List has been released  with Bill Gates still on top among the world billionaires.

Bill Gates tops World Billionaires

Bill Gates tops World Billionaires

Gates, co-founder of the Microsoft, Inc and the former CEO and chairman of the largest software company until January, 2000 has been ranked 1st in the past 21 years in the Forbes list. He was also the largest shareholder of Microsoft until May last year. A Harvard dropout, he started as a founder of a small software company that has grown to become the largest in the world today. In this year’s list, Gates’ total net worth has risen to US$729.2 billion.

Following Gates in the 2015 Forbes Billionaires List  are Mexican business mogul Carlos Slim Helu placed at second, while Warren Buffett, owner and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, ranks third.

In the Philippine business scene, there were 12 proudly Filipino billionaires who made it to the 2015 Forbes Billionaires List List .

Though the highest spot attained by our rich fellowmen were not at the top 10,  landing #73rd in that prestigious 2015 Forbes Billionaires List is  not a child’s play.

No wonder these wealthy individuals are considered to be the Richest Filipinos for 2015.

# 73 Henry Sy
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 14.2

 

Richest Filipinos for 2015

Richest Filipino in 2015 Forbes List

Henry Sy, Sr. remains at the top among the Richest Filipinos for 2015.

Sy, a retail mogul and mall magnate, started with a small shoe store, Shoemart (SM), in Carriedo Street in downtown Manila in 1958. He opened his first mall in 1985. Riding on the boom in retail trade in the Philippines in the 1990s, he expanded his business by venturing into specialty shops that includes Kultura, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, and by acquiring the local franchise for Watsons and Ace Hardware. Eventually, he went into retail food business, banking, real estate, reclamation, education, and recently, integrated resorts with his City of Dreams Entertainment Complex. Although officially retired from any corporate positions, he continues to function as a consultant to his children and their families who now heads the various divisions of his business empire.

# 254 John Robinson Gokongwei, Jr
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 5.8

Richest Filipinos for 2015

Second Richest Filipino

Achieving the second spot for Richest Filipinos for 2015 is John Robinson Gokongwei, Jr or “Big John” to his friends and colleagues. His rank improved from last year’s fifth place. Like Sy, he started with a small company called Amasia which he founded right after World War II. Today, he owns one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the Philippines, Universal Robina Corporation. He is also the owner of one of the largest conglomerates, JG Summit Holdings, Inc. He also has ventured into real estate, property development, retail, banking, petrochemicals and commercial aviation businesses. His son Lance currently heads Cebu Pacific, Inc, one of the most profitable airline companies in the country.

 

 # 291 Enrique Razon, Jr.
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 5.2

Richest Filipinos for 2015

Third Richest Filipino in 2015

Enrique Razon, Jr. jumps to third place for  Richest Filipinos for 2015, one notch higher compared to his ranking last year. Currently Executive Chairman and CEO of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, operator for Solaire Resorts and Casino, and President of International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) of the Razon Industries and Sureste Realty Corp., he is the youngest among the richest Filipino billionaires.

 # 330 Andrew Tan
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 4.8

Andrew Tan

Fourth Richest Filipino in 2015

 

Megaworld’s Andrew Tan retains his ranking in last year’s list at number four. Tan is the chairman of Alliance Global Group, Inc. which owns and operates Emperador Distilleries, Golden Arches Development Corporation (the largest shareholder of McDonald’s in the Philippines), Empire East Land Holdings, Fil-Estate Land, and Suntrust Properties. His Emperador Brandy was recently rebranded to carry a more sophisticated image to attract more young professionals.

 # 369 Andrew Tan
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 4.4

Down to fifth Richest Filipino in 2015.

Down to fifth Richest Filipino in 2015.

 

Lucio Tan’s ranking falls from second place to fifth although he remains the richest Filipino on the 2015 Forbes list. Tan is the proprietor and majority shareholder of Asia Brewery, Tanduay Holdings, Fortune Tobacco, Allied Bank, and Philippine National Bank (PNB). He is also a major shareholder of the University of the East and recently, he has bought back his shares in Philippine Airlines which he previously sold to Ramon Ang of San Miguel Corporation.

 # 369 George Ty
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 4.4

Fifth Richest Filipino in 2015

 

 

George Ty of Global Power Business and Metrobank ties with Lucio tan at the 2015 Forbes Billionaires List.

The other Filipinos who made it to 2015 Forbes Billionaires List include:

 # 405  David Consunji
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 4.1 

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David Consunji of DMCI Holdings.

 # 690  David Consunji
Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 2.7

 

Tony Tan Caktiong of Jollibee Foods Corporation (majority shareholder of Chowking, Greenwich, Mang Inasal, Red Ribbon restaurants).

 

 # 810 Lucio and Susan Co

Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 2.3

Lucio ans Susan Co of Bellagio Holdings and Puregold Properties, Inc.,

 

 # 1054 Robert Coyiuto

Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 2.3

 

Robert Coyiuto, Jr. of Oriental Petroleum and Minerals Corp and Prudential Guarantee & Assurance Inc (PGA).

 # 1190 Manuel Villar

Estimated net Worth (in billion US $) : 1.6

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Manny Villar of Starmalls and Vista Land & Lifescapes.

 

 

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