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Forbes has released its 2021 list of the world’s richest, and it includes several high-profile Filipino businessmen who increased their wealth despite the pandemic
The list of the world’s richest this year, according to Forbes, “exploded to an unprecedented 2,755 - 660 more than a year ago."
“ Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list - roughly one every 17 hours, including 210 from China and Hong Kong. Another 250 who’d fallen off in the past came roaring back. A staggering 86% are richer than a year ago,” the magazine said.
For the fourth straight year, Jeff Bezos tops the list with $177 billion, followed by Elon Musk $151 billion.
The Filipino billionaires who made it to the list had a combined wealth of $45.6 billion, according to a report by Rappler. “For perspective, the Philippines' 2021 national budget is P4.5 trillion,” it said.
Here are your top Filipino billionaires for 2021
|1. Manuel Villar||$7.2 billion|
|2. Enrique Razon Jr||$5 billion|
|3. Lucio Tan||$3.3 billion|
|4. Hans Sy||$3 billion|
|5. Herbert Sy||$3 billion|
|6. Andrew Tan||$3 billion|
|7. Harley Sy||$2.7 billion|
|8. Henry Sy Jr||$2.7 billion|
|9. Teresita Sy-Coson||$2.7 billion|
|10. Elizabeth Sy||$2.4 billion|
|11. Tony Tan Caktiong and family||$2.4 billion|
|12. Ramon Ang||$2.2 billion|
|13. Inigo Zobel||$1.4 billion|
|14. Lance Gokongwei||$1.2 billion|
|15. Roberto Ongpin||$1.2 billion|
|16. Ricardo Po Sr and family||$1.1 billion|
|17. Edgar Sia II||$1.1 billion|
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