4. Richard Yap- Real name Richard Edison Uy Yap is also a businessman before he entered showbiz. For more than 20 years he worked for furniture company and only dabbled business on the side including lechon franchise, and a fast-food franchise and among others. His interest in business comes from his family which also involved in businesses like in corn, shipping and lumber. He was estranged from his family before due to a Chinese tradition which he actually broke when he married a Filipina. In 2011, Yap launched his career in ABS-CBN via My Binondo Girl where he played Kim Chiu's father, Chen Sy. In 2012, Yap made several appearances in the network. He played a recurring character in Walang Hanggan as Henry de Dios.But it was his role as Richard "Sir Chief" Lim, where he co-starred alongside Jodi Santamaria in the daytime drama Be Careful With My Heart that catapulted him to fame spreading to other countries and made him a household name. The show ran from 2012 to 2014 due to its large following and loyal fanbase. Be Careful With My Heart would go on to have worldwide tours, concerts, an album, and has been aired in numerous other continents.
5. Paul Jake Castillo- He is a businessman turned reality star who rose to fame as a runner-up on the popular show, Pinoy Big Brother. He owns a successful pig roasting company called Yobob Lechon de Cebu. He was born into an affluent family in Cebu. His family worked with companies such as Efficient Oil, Bioderm. and Casino Alcohol. He married actress Kaye Abad in December 2016.
6. Beauty Gonzalez- Real name Christine Marie Gonzalez-Crisologo- Beauty is the youngest and only girl of the two children of Carina Arriola Luche, who belongs to a political family from Daanbantayan, and Manuel Ybarra Gonzalez, a former professional Jai Alai player from Spain. They made Dumaguete their residence as the family has been operating a coconut and sugar cane farm business for more than 20 years already in Negros Oriental following the retirement of Beauty’s father from playing as a “Pelotari using Ybarra as his name” of Jai-Alai in Manila when the said game was still at its height of popularity. She became the 4th grand placer of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus.Beauty was the first housemate from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus to have an appearance in a Teleserye after exiting the Big Brother house. Her biggest break was being cast as Zanjoe Marudo's leading lady in the ABS-CBN Primetime Teleserye, Dream Dad. She posed for August 2014 issue of FHM Philippines.
7. Ellen Adarna- Real name Ellen Meriam Go Adarna, The only daughter of her Filipina-Chinese mother and Filipino father. Ellen is the eldest child of the owner of Queensland, a chain of motels in Cebu, Manila and Davao. She is a model who started as an internet celebrity. She is tagged as “Motel Heiress”. he is a model who started as an internet celebrity.She is under contract with ABS-CBN's Star Magic since 2013. A Gravure model, Adarna has appeared in various magazine covers in the Philippines, such as Candy, FHM, Esquire, UNO, Preview, Speed and Women's Health.
8. Solenn Heusaff- Real name Solenn Marie Adea Heussaff is the second child of Cynthia Adea, a Filipina, and Louis Paul Heussaff, a former French Marine of Breton descent,who is now the head of a service company SOS, for the petroleum industry.She has an older sister named Vanessa and a younger brother named Erwan.After graduating from Eurocampus (now European International School), Heussaff went on to study fashion design in Studio Berçot, Paris for three years. She also took a 6-month course in basic beauty/fashion make-up, body painting and prosthetics at L'école Fleurimont, Paris. She then proceeded further studies at the Make UP Forever Academy.Before she entered showbiz. She was also an endorser of several products in and outside the country. She is currently endorsing Vitress Hair Solutions, Asian Secrets, SOLAIRE, Argentina, Century Tuna, Greenwich Pasta and Robinsons Land Corporation.
9. Patricia Tumulak- Real name Patricia Marie Gomez Tumulak she belongs to the upper class family even before she entered beauty pageant. She is an alumna of Miriam College and hails from Quezon City. She graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Education Minor in Special Education. Prior to joining Miss Philippines Earth 2009, she went to a public school and did some voluntary teaching. She is planning to take up her Masters in Special Education and one of her biggest dreams is to build her Pre-School someday.She competed in the ninth edition of the national Miss Philippines Earth beauty pageant and was crowned Miss Philippines Fire 2009 which is equivalent to a 3rd runner-up position. She was appointed and given the title of Miss Multiverse Philippines 2014 and represented the Philippines at the Miss Multiverse International 2014 pageant on November 24 in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Tumulak currently appears as one of the co-hosts of the noontime variety show
10. Maine Mendoza- Real name Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza . Her family has a stable bunisess and lives in a mansion in Bulacan. She finished her elementary education at St. Paul School of Sta. Maria and high school at St. Paul College of Bocaue in Bulacan. She completed a bachelor's degree in hotel, restaurant and institution management major in culinary arts at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. She had her internship at The Sagamore in Bolton Landing, New York.She is best known for her viral Dubsmash videos and her role as Yaya Dub in the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!'s "Kalyeserye" segment that was aired on GMA Network and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.
11. Kris Aquino- Real name Kristina Bernadette "Kris" Cojuangco Aquino. She comes from a political and wealthy clan of Aquino and Cojuangco. She’s also Dubbed the "Queen of All Media," she has hosted talk shows and game shows, and has also starred in movies and selected television series. She is the youngest daughter of former Philippine senator Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., and Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, who served as the 11th President of the Philippines. Her brother is Benigno S. Aquino, III, who served as the 15th President of the Philippines.
12. Derek Ramsay- Real name Derek Arthur Ramsay was born in the UK, but from age 7 was raised in the Philippines.His Filipina mother, Remedios Baggao-Ramsay was the head of housekeeping unit of Cadogan Hotel in England, and his British father, Derek Arthur Ramsay Sr., was a detective inspector at Scotland Yard. He was educated in the Philippines at Maria Montessori High School and a boarding school in England. He studied for an undergraduate degree in Marketing in New Hampshire and Boston. Early in the 2000s, Derek Ramsay found work as an MTV VJ, a model, as well as TV commercial actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in the ABS-CBN television dramas.
13. Rhea Santos- Real name Rhea Santos-de Guzman who also belongs to a well-off family. She graduated from St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina (Grade School and High School) and finished AB Mass Communication, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Paul College Quezon City. She first appeared on television in 2001 as one of the hosts of Unang Hirit. In 2003, she was assigned to anchor Frontpage's segment GMA Action Force. She currently co-anchors GMA Network's Unang Hirit and hosts several news and public affairs programs.
14. Slater Young- Real name Jan Slater Young comes from a wealthy family which his father owns a construction company. Slater Young launched his career by winning the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited. Young was dubbed as "The Hotshot Engineer of Cebu" and was also part of the first batch that entered the house.
15. Enzo Pineda- Real name Enrico Lorenzo Macam Pineda his father Eric Pineda is Manny Pacquiao's Business Manager, PBA Mahindra team manager, Congressman and his Mother Macy Pineda is a Publicist & PR consultant.He studied high school in La Salle Green Hills. He took up college at the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), taking up Entrepreneurial Management. He is currently taking up business management at the Asian Institute for Distance Education. Enzo auditioned for the fifth season of StarStruck in 2009. On November 29, 2009, he was announced as one of the season's 14 finalists.
16. Mikee Cojuangco- Real name Mikaela María Antonia "Mikee" de los Reyes Cojuangco-Jaworski was born to Jose Cojuangco, Jr., former Congressman of Tarlac and Tingting Cojuangco, former Governor of Tarlac and now president of the Philippine Public Safety College. Her father is from the Cojuangco family of Tarlac in Central Luzon who owns a 6,000-hectare sugar plantation known as Hacienda Luisita. She is also the niece of former Philippine President Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino, first cousin of fellow actress Kris Aquino and former Philippine President Noynoy Aquino. She’s also equestrianne, model, local television host and actress. She was a gold medalist at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, South Korea.
There you have it! Which wealthy celebrity is your favorite?