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How to be a Billionaire Like You, Po


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How to be a Billionaire Like You, Po

Photo: Hloom via Flickr / CC BY-SA, 401(K) 2013


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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