Filipino Celebrities Who Were Already Rich Before They Became Famous
Many popular actors and actresses today entered the showbiz world as they believe that this career would help them to make their dreams come true, while at the same time earning money for themselves and for their families.
But on the other hand, there are also those celebrities who were already living a wealthy life even before they joined the world of glitz and glamour.
Get to know them more as GMA Entertainment lists down some Filipino celebrities who were already rich before they became famous.
Sunshine is the youngest of Isagani Bengzon Dizon and Dorothy Cansancio Dizon. Her mother is a film producer while her father works as a manager in a casino in the US.
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero or more popularly known as Heart Evangelista comes from the Ongpauco clan, this makes her a very wealthy heiress of the popular restaurant chain, “Barrio Fiesta.”
Kapuso star Solenn Heussaff’s father owns a big petroleum company in France, this makes her a socialite even before making a name in the local entertainment industry.
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Paul’s family owns the company behind Efficascent Oil, Bioderm, and Casino Alcohol, which is known as the International Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Denise belongs to the prominent political clan Laurel. The actress is the great-granddaughter of the late President Jose Laurel, (the third Philippine President,) and also the granddaughter of the late Vice President Salvador Laurel.
The former professional basketball player’s Filipino-Chinese family owns several businesses such as the top corporations like Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center, Pasig City; Discovery Shores on Boracay island; Zhangzhou Stronghold Steel Works Ltd. of China; the publicly listed steel firm TKC Steel Corp.; the publicly listed iRemit; Sterling Bank of Asia, and many more.
The lovely wife of Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez comes from an affluent family, they owned several hectares of land in the province and a sugarcane plantation.
Phenomenal Star Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza or popularly known as Maine Mendoza belongs to a family that owns several businesses, including a fast-food chain franchise and a gasoline station.
26-year-old actor Albie Casino belongs to a family who is also involved in doing business.
Mikee is the daughter of Don Peping Cojuangco, brother of the late Philippine president Cory Aquino. Their family is from Tarlac in Central Luzon and owns a 6,000-hectare sugar plantation known as Hacienda Luisita.
Derek Ramsay was born in England, where he was raised by a British father and a Filipina mother. Their family owns several real estate properties, including a house in Tagaytay, Batangas, and Palawan.
Some of you might not be aware of Eat Bulaga’s “Happy Birthday girl” Patricia Tumulak’s wealthy life. In an episode of GMA-7 “Tunay Na Buhay,” it was revealed that she lives in a mansion that has seven living rooms.
Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes comes from the rich Gonzalez clan who owns multiple business ventures.
Just like his cousin Dingdong Dantes, Carlo is also part of the rich Gonzalez clan.
“Queen of all Media” Kris Aquino or Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino in real life also belongs to one of the most affluent and influential families in the Philippines, the political clan of Cojuangco.
Starstruck Season 5 “First Prince” Enzo Pineda is the son of Manny Pacquiao’s brand manager Eric Pineda. Reports said that his father is also a shareholder in a call-center company.
Before he joined Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited and won as the Big Winner, Slater Young was an engineer in Cebu, his family also owns a construction firm in the said province.
Matteo Guidicelli is the grandchild of the late Philippine Senator and Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan. His Italian father Gianluca Guidicelli owns a big manufacturing business. He was a known racer before he became an actor.
Beauty Gonzalez hails from Dumaguete City, she belongs from a political family who owns coconut and a sugar cane farm.
Richard Yap belongs to a wealthy and traditional Chinese family. His family was involved in many big businesses such as rice, corn, shipping, and lumber businesses in Cebu.
This beautiful actress belongs to an affluent family that owns a hotel and construction business in Cebu City.
Jake Ejercito is the son of former president and former Manila Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada, their family belonged to a wealthy family.
Celebrity socialite Tessa Prieto-Valdes was born in one of the most influential and richest families in the Philippines- the Rufino and Prieto clan. As a matter of fact, Philippine Daily Inquirer is owned by their family, where Tessa’s mother Marixi Rufino-Prieto is the chairperson.