Who are the richest Filipino celebrities in 2023? Check out this list of the top 15 highest-paid actors and actresses and their net worth.
The Philippines have some of the topmost world-renowned celebrities who have helped put the Filipinos on the globe. This set ranges from models, boxers, actors, and actresses, business moguls just to mention a few.
They’re full of charm, it’s a given. But you have to give credit where credit is due. These actors and actresses and entertainers not only conquered the hearts of millions, but they’ve also managed to put their feet on the ground – and draw a career that’s more lucrative than most.
Sure, they have their share of scandals. Some are pretty recent and some are pretty nasty. In spite of the terrain, the harsh critiques, the nitpickers, and streams of tabloid rumors, they’ve managed to come out clean and thriving. They have kept their nerves of steel. Now, they not only earn the distinction of most cherished, but they also join the ranks of the most shrewd.
Philippines celebrities enjoy large fortune and from time to time their wealth has experienced significant growth despite the coronavirus pandemic.
This article outlines the 2023 top 15 richest celebrities in the Philippines and their net worth. These celebrities we see on television are very rich and live luxuriously and lavishly.
Top 10+ Richest Celebrities in the Philippines and their net worth
Here are the richest celebrities in the Philippines today having a net worth of ₱75M and above. In ascending order:
15. Vice Ganda – ₱75 – 100 Million
Its Showtime host, Vice Ganda or Jose Marie Viceral in real life, is known for being witty, funny, and RICH. From a stand-up comedian to a noontime show host, a recording artist, a fashion icon, and a box-office king, Vice Ganda seems to have all the talents needed to achieve such a huge success in the showbiz industry. No wonder he’s on the list!
With a series of top-billing blockbusters, Jose Maria BorjaViceral or Vice Ganda has cemented himself into the national consciousness becoming a household name in the process. Credited to be the first openly-gay endorser in the Philippines for a major brand, Globe Telecom, success seems to follow him wherever he goes.
Praybeyt Benjamin, Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, and Beauty and the Bestie were just some of the blockbuster films that gave him more than a dozen of awards, not to mention his recognitions from various award-winning bodies for television. His recent movie with Coco Martin, The Super Parental Guardians, now holds the record for the highest-grossing Filipino film of all time having earned ₱598 million total box office gross, and Beauty and the Bestie at the 3rd spot with ₱526 million.
14. Bong Revilla (Net worth: ₱100 Million)
Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., born Jose Marie Mortel Bautista is known to have a slew of movie blockbusters. Rising from being the Vice Governor of his province, he used to be the chairman of the MTCRB and is now a senator of the Philippine republic.
Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. was first elected to government office as vice governor of Cavite in 1995 and won the gubernatorial race in 1998 and 2001. He was then elected as senator in 2004 and topped the senatorial race in 2010 in his second term. But before getting into politics, he was first known for his acting skills making hit-action movies in 1983.
In total, Revilla had more than 60 movies until 2012 including Agimat, Ang Panday, and Captain Barbell, all of which depict a local superhero. Aside from his movies, he also starred in four TV shows from 2000 to 2014 under the GMA network. With his achievements as an actor, Bong Revilla surely made a fortune out of show business.
Filipina model-actress turned politician Lucy Marie Martinez Torres-Gomez, popularly known as Lucy Torres, is now the representative of the 4th District of Leyte. She was born into a wealthy family who is known for owning several hectares of land in her province. She was first introduced as the new model for Lux shampoo in 1993 together with Richard Gomez, whom she married in 1998.
She first had her break on TV in ABS-CBN’s television series Richard Loves Lucy. After a few years, she hosted some TV shows such as All About You, Shall We Dance, The Sweet Life, and Celebrity Dance Battle.
12. Kris Aquino (Net worth: ₱120 Million)
If there was a contest on the most endorsements for a Filipino star, Kriz Aquino would be one of the major candidates, if not the ultimate winner. With a very successful morning, talk show and rumored stocks in ABS-CBN, the president’s sister is one TV face most people will easily recognize and never forget. Additionally, she owns a string of businesses (e.g., restaurants, and agencies).
The Queen of All Media, Kristina Bernadette “Kris” Cojuangco Aquino, gets 7th place. Many of you might say, “I thought she’s on the top 5 or 3,” for her being one of the top taxpayers in the Philippines, but she even declined to the 6th place last year paying over ₱54 million income tax.
Aside from being a member of the first family for two different administrations, Kris has earned her place in the show business for her hosting skills. Today With Kris, Game KNB, The Buzz, Kris TV, and Tonight With Boy Abunda were just some of her successful TV shows.
She also starred in the movie sequel, Feng Shui, and was even tagged as the“Box-office Horror Queen” for her outstanding portrayal of the main character. People say being the top product endorser made her even richer having made 25 to 30 endorsements up until the present.
11. Vic Sotto (Net worth: ₱150 Million)
With a string of blockbusters to his credit, recent My Little Bossings including Bossing Vic Sotto has been a staple in cinema superstardom. He is one of the most prolific product endorsers today rivaling Kriz Aquino and is one of the pillars of the GMA Network.
Marvic Valentin Castelo Sotto or Vic Sotto is also a multitalented comedian with singing, acting, songwriting, and film production skills. He won four consecutive Box Office King titles from 2004 through 2007.
He is one of the pillars of the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga, with his friend Joey de Leon and brother, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. Vic Sotto owns M-Zet Productions, named after his former callsign during his radio career which also co-produced most of his films from 1990 to date.
10. Ricky Reyes (Net worth: ₱200 Million)
Ricardo “Ricky” Enriquez Reyes, Jr., also known as “Mother Ricky”, had a humble beginning. The money he used to build his first beauty parlor in 1970 was the savings he earned from sweeping floors. Because of his determination and his talent in hairstyling, he was called the “hairstylist to the stars,” making him famous in the showbiz world.
He soon had his own TV show called “Gandang Ricky Reyes” where he helps people transform into a more beautiful, attractive version of themselves. He now has a 44-branch network of Gandang Ricky Reyes salons all over the country. He also founded the “Isang Guntíng Isang Suklay” program, which provides free livelihood training to people who wants to learn how to cut and style hair.
Ricky Reyes is one star-turned-businessman whose success has literally changed the countryside. With 4 mansions and 4 houses, he has kept his feet on solid ground, giving back to the poor by teaching them in his Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI).
9. Vilma Santos (Net worth: ₱500 Million)
Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, fondly called Ate Vi is among the richest celebs in the Philippines. Before she became a politician she was popular for her films and TV shows. She started acting at the age of 9 and her first-ever film titled “Trudis Liit” gave her the Best Child Performer award in the 1963 FAMAS Awards. She is known as the “Star for All Seasons” for her various movie roles in different genres.
As the longest-reigning box office queen of Philippine cinema, she holds the titles of Grand Slam Queen and Queen of Queens. She is also known for being a talented recording artist, dancer, singer, and host. Because of her outstanding contribution to the film industry, Santos was the first Filipina actress to ever be hailed as the Enduring Grand Dame of the Philippine Film Industry at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
She has earned a total of 107 movie awards since 1963 and made five major awards in television. She also made 23 movies in 1970 alone. All in all, Vilma Santos had almost 200 movies and 17 TV shows from 1963 up to the present.
8. Julia Montes – $2 Million
Mara Hautea Schnittka (born March 19, 1995), known professionally as Julia Montes, is a Filipino actress of German descent. She is one of the most sought-after actresses in the country and one of the most versatile actresses in Philippine cinema In 2013, Yes! Magazine listed her at number one spot on their list of 100 Most Beautiful Stars and placed her fourth as one of the most influential celebrities the year prior. She was also listed six consecutive times (2012-2017) on FHM’s annual list of Philippines Sexiest Women. She is heralded as the reigning “Daytime Drama Queen” by the media.
7. Yassi Pressman – $2.5 Million
Yasmin Isabel “Yassi” Yasto Pressman is a Filipino-British model, actress, television personality, singer, and dancer. As a power dancer, she was given a break in her career for portraying antagonist roles before rising to prominence after portraying Alyana Arevalo in the hit FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
6. Willie Revillame – $5 Million
Born Wilfredo Buendia Revillame, television host, singer, actor, and comedian Willie Revillame had a tough start in the industry. He was first known as a sidekick for big stars such as Cesar Montano in Kung Kaya Mo Kaya Ko Rin. But before he started his career in the show business, he used to play drums in a local band. His first hosting career started in the early 80s at GMA Network’s noontime variety program Lunch Date, together with his friend Randy Santiago.
In 1998 he started co-hosting ‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila with the APO Hiking Society. After that, he hosted three more noontime shows including Magandang Tanghali Bayan where he was one of the main hosts together with John Estrada and Randy Santiago. His biggest success in hosting started when he led the show Wowowee where he was able to produce his first album.
He was also one of the original hosts of Pinoy Big Brother when it started in 2005. He then had three more variety shows on TV5 and currently runs his weekly program Wowowin on GMA Network. One of his biggest projects was the Wil Tower Mall in Quezon City with business partner Manny Villar. Revillame is known for having a heart for the poor, which made him even more famous as a variety and game show host.
The top-billed comedian has amassed massive wealth since he’s taken the lead in the show host department. Many people have viewed the 40-something star as a bringer of hope. Owns 2 yachts, lots of cars, and 4 houses and has invested in real estate (e.g., Wil Tower Mall) and restaurant business.
5. Liza Soberano – $8 Million
Liza Soberano is the richest celebrity in the Philippines in 2021. Liza Soberano is a Filipina-American actress and model who came into the limelight after playing the protagonist in the romantic comedy television series Forevermore with Enrique Gil.
Liza Soberano was born on January 4, 1998, in Santa Clara, California, to a Filipino father, John Castillo Soberano from Pangasinan, and an American mother, Jacqulyn Elizabeth Hanley as Hope Elizabeth Soberano. She began acting and modeling at age 12 after relocating to the Philippines from California.
Liza Soberano has an estimated net worth of $8 million as of 2022 and she has been rated the richest celebrity in the Philippines. Liza Soberano has featured in many movies since her debut in 2011.
Some of the movies and TV series she has been featured include Just The Way You May Are, She’s The One, My Ex, and Whys. Liza Soberano won the most prominent endorser of the time of Campaign Asia in 2017 and also won ALTA Media Icon Awards and Push awards.
Liza Soberano owns a house in the United States that cost around $1 million and her favorite cars.
4. Sharon Cuneta – $10 Million
On our second spot is the Mega Star Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan. Also known as Ate Shawie, Sharon Cuneta started her showbiz career in 1978 as the Jukebox Princess. She was influenced to join the industry by her singer-actress aunt, Helen Gamboa, and made her first TV appearance in Ike Lozada’s show in the Bulilit portion where she used to mimic her songs. She became popular for her songs “Mr. D.J.” and “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko” that gave her a spot on Philippine pop charts in 1978.
She hosted her self-titled variety show in ABS-CBN from 1986 to 2010. Shawie left her home network of 24 years for a one-billion contract with TV5 in 2011. She had almost 20 nominations for major awards in Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Box-Office Entertainment Awards (GMMSF) and won all of them with a Box Office Queen title from 1985 to 1997 (excluding 1989, 1995, and 1996).
She also staged a two-night sold-out major concert at the Araneta Coliseum entitled, Sharon Solo with the Boys on July 20 and 21, 1984, and was cited as the year’s Most Outstanding Female Concert Hall Act by Aliw Awards. Cuneta starred in 53 films, and 15 TV shows, and recorded 40 albums. Aside from being a judge at ABS-CBN’s current show, Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, she is also earning a lot from her product endorsements.
3. Jhong Hilario – $18 Million
Virgilio Viernes Hilario Jr. (born August 11, 1976), professionally known as Jhong Hilario, is a Filipino actor, dancer, television host, and politician. He is part of the Filipino dance group Streetboys. He is currently serving as a councilor of Makati from its 1st district since 2016. He is widely known for his antagonist roles in television; as Gary David in the 2010 remake of Mara Clara, and as Homer “Alakdan” Adlawan in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. He currently appears as a regular host on ABS-CBN‘s noontime variety show It’s Showtime.
2. Coco Martin – $30 Million
Coco Martin is one of the celebrities in the Philippines that earned his break through the indie scene. He is one of the richest and highest-paid actors in the Philippines with an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Coco or born Rodel Nacianceno was dubbed “The King of Philippine Independent Films.” Coco was born on November 1, 1981, in Manila, Philippines. He is living with his grandmother whom he considers his second mother. He has five siblings in total both from his biological parents. Who would’ve known that Mr. Leading Man was once an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) based in Alberta, Canada? He worked as a janitor for housekeeping. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in HRM (Hotel and Restaurant Management) from the National College of Business and Arts.
He started his indie film journey lead starring in The Masseur (2005). The same film earned him the Young Critics Circle Best Actor Award in 2006. In the same year, he starred in another indie film titled Summer Heat (2006). The indie films Daybreak (2008) and Jay (2008) earned him his first Gawad Urian for Best Supporting Actor. Coco created another masterpiece this time with international award-winning director, Brillante Mendoza. The film was entitled Kinatay (2009) and it was applauded by international audiences.
His mainstream career started in ABS-CBN’s talent agency, Star Magic. In 2001, he made his first cameo appearance in the film titled Luv Text (2001). He ventured into other networks in 2007 but after a year he came back home to his Kapamilyas. Star Cinema just recently released his first mainstream movie Born to Love You (2012) together with Angeline Quinto.
The Two of Us (2009) 2009 made his career unprecedented. His character Ramon Lecumberri won him the 2009 Best Drama Actor in the Star Awards for Television. After this, the rest was history. In 2010, he took the role of twins Alexander and Javier Del Tierro in Minsan lang kita iibigin (2011). This granted him well-deserved nominations from a lot of award-giving bodies such as KBP Golden Dove Awards and Star Awards for TV to name some.
He is known for starring as lead, Daniel Guidotti, in ABS-CBN’s top-rated primetime drama show Walang hanggan (2012) for which he worked with his co-star Julia Montes in the film A Moment in Time (2013). In 2013, he is also best known for starring as the title character in the fantasy action drama series Juan Dela Cruz (2013).
In 2014, he starred in the films Maybe This Time (2014) alongside Sarah Geronimo and Feng Shui 2 (2014) alongside Kris Aquino. In 2015, he starred in the romantic comedy You’re My Boss (2015) alongside Toni Gonzaga and the action-comedy Beauty and the Bestie (2015) alongside Vice Ganda. He continues his work as a leading actor in both film and television.
Our top spot belongs to none other than the People’s Champ himself, Sen. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Unlike most of the people on the list, Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao or Manny Pacquiao had a very difficult life as a kid. After his father left them, at an early age, he worked at a local bakery selling bread around their neighborhood to provide money for his mother who was at that time doing laundry for their neighbors. He left his home at the age of 14 and dropped out of school because of poverty.
His eagerness to help his family made him decide to join amateur boxing tournaments and started his professional boxing career in 1995. Pacquiao has a professional record of 67 fights (59 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws) and is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time as he is the first and only eight-division world champion. He won eleven major world titles and is the first boxer to win the lineal championship in five different weight classes. He was also named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), WBC, and WBO.
According to Forbes, he has generated approximately $19.2 million in pay-per-view buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 23 PPV bouts and was recorded as the second-highest-paid athlete in the world in 2012. Currently, he is the second-highest individual taxpayer in the Philippines with over ₱210 million in regular income taxes paid. In February 2007, Pacman entered politics taking a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives and winning two more terms. He is now a member of the Senate after winning 7th place in the 2016 senatorial elections.