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These rich Filipinos made it to Forbes' 2022 Billionaires list

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Apr 06, 2022 5:47 pm

Forbes has released its World’s Billionaires list of 2022, with a total of 2,668 individuals making the list of the world's richest people amid the global recovery from COVID-19.

Tesla Founder Elon Musk remains the richest person in the world, with 236 newcomers being welcomed into this year's prestigious list. Musk is followed by Amazon head Jeffrey Bezos, who dropped off the top spot for the first time in four years after a stock drop with Amazon and charity initiatives.

French tycoon Bernard Arnaul remains the third richest person on Earth, with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in fourth and fifth place.

But these household names aren't the only ones bringing in money to the global economy, as a total of 20 Filipinos have also made it to the Forbes annual rundown. Here are the 20 richest Filipinos in the country, and how much their net worths cost.

Manny Villar - $8.3B

Rank: 263

Source: Chairs Vista Land & Lifescapes, AlphaMall, and other retail ventures.

Villar remains in the top spot, with his net worth increasing by over $1B compared to 2021's $7.2B.

Enrique Razon - $6.7B

Rank: 369

Source: Ports as the chair of the International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI), the country's leading ports operator.

Henry Sy, Jr. - $2.8B

Rank: 1096

Source: Diversified assets as the co-vice chairmen of SM Investments, along with his siblings Hans (#1196), Herbert (#1196), Harley (#1292), Teresita (#1292), and Elizabeth (#1445).

Andrew Tan - $2.8B

Rank: 1096

Source: Diversified assets from chairing Alliance Global.

Ramon Ang - $2B

Rank: 1513

Source: President and vice chairman of San Miguel Corporation.

Lance Gokongwei - $1.6B

Rank: 1818

Source: Diversified assets as the only son of the late John Gokongwei Jr. who founded JG Summit. He now serves as chief executive of the company.

Tony Tan Caktiong - $1.2B

Rank: 2190

Source: Founder and chairman of Jollibee Food Corporation.

Betty Ang (newcomer) - $1.2B

Rank: 2324

Source: President and co founder of Monde Nissin.

Lucio Tan - $1.2B

Rank: 2324

Source: Founder and chairman of the LT group. Other ventures include Philippine Airlines, Asia Brewery, and Tanduay Distillers.

Maria Grace Uy (newcomer) - $1.2B

Rank: 2324

Husband and wife tandem, Grace and Dennis Uy, rise to the top with Converge.

Nari, Rameh, and Sunder Genomal (newcomers) - $1B

Rank: 2578

Source: Fashion and retail industry as one of the biggest licensees of Jockey

Roberto Ongpin - $1B

Rank: 2578

Source: Diversified assets as the chair of Alphaland, Balesin Island Club, and other ventures.

Dennis Anthony Uy (newcomer) - $1B

Rank: 2578

Source: Founded Converge ICT Solutions with wife Grace Uy.

Check out the full list from Forbes here.