List of Famous and Successful Businessmen in the Philippines

Jun 20, 2011 by at Business

List of Famous and Successful Businessmen in the Philippines

I love to inspire myself, and one of the best doses of inspiration is looking up at the people who have already made it to the zenith of success. In business and in entrepreneurship, we always face troubles which halt us from moving on the track we are supposed to complete to reach our business goals. Thus, we need some motivation to keep our feet from moving forward. And in searching for those inspirations, we look at the most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs in our country.

Below, we have listed 50 of the most notable Filipino entrepreneurs who have succeeded as a business person. They have given more jobs and more wealth to our nation. They have managed to raise capital and promote the growth of our economy. If you’re an aspiring businessman or businesswoman, whether you are just planning to build your enterprise or already running an existing company, the following list of famous and successful businessmen in the Philippines are presented to increase your business and entrepreneurial spirit.

Name of Businessman Business, companies and brands


1. Alfonso T. Yuchengco Yuchengco Group of Companies, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC), Mapua Institute of Technology.

 

2. Alfredo M. Yao Zest-O Corp. (Zest-O)

 

3. Amable R. Aguiluz V AMA Institute of Computer Studies (AMA)

 

4. Andrew Gotianun Filinvest Development Corporation, Filinvest Land, East West Bank

 

5. Andrew Tan Megaworld Corporation, Alliance Global Group Inc., Emperador Distillers, Golden Arches Development Corporation

 

6. Axel Kornerup Netopia Internet Café

 

7. Beatrice Campos Unilab

 

8. Ben Chan Bench Apparels (Bench)

 

9. Ben Colayco Level Up

 

10. Bernie H. Liu Penshoppe

 

11. Betty Ang Monde Nissin, Lucky Me! and Bingo

 

12. Bienvenido Tantoco, Sr Rustans Department Stores and Supermarkets

 

13. Bryan Tiu Teriyaki Boy Restaurant

 

14. Cecilio Kwok Pedro Lamoiyan Corp. (Hapee toothpaste)

 

15. Edgar Sia II Mang Inasal

 

16. Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. San Miguel Corporation, Bank of Commerce

 

17. Emilio Yap Manila Bulletin & PhilTrust Bank

 

18. Enrique Razon International Container Terminal Services

 

19. Felipe Gozon GMA Networks

 

20. Frederick Dy Security Bank

 

21. George Ty Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company

 

22. Henry Lim Bon Liong Sterling Paper Group of Companies

 

23. Henry Sy SM Group of Companies, SM Investments, SM malls,  Banco de Oro Unibank (BDO)

 

24. Jaime Zobel de Ayala Ayala Corporation, Ayala Land, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Globe Telecom, Inc., Manila Water Company Inc.

 

25. Jesus Tambunting Planters Development Bank

 

26. John Gokongwei JG Summit, Universal Robina, Robinsons Land (including Robinsons Malls), Cebu Pacific, Digitel and Sun Cellular

 

27. Jon Ramon Aboitiz Aboitiz & Co., and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc

 

28. Jose S. Concepcion Jr. RFM (Selecta Ice Cream, Swift Hotdogs, Sunkist beverages, Fiesta Spaghetti, Vitwater)

 

29. Les Reyes Reyes Hair Cutters

 

30. Lourdes Montinola Far Eastern University

 

31. Lucio Tan Asia Brewery, Tanduay Holdings, Fortune Tobacco, Philippine Airlines (PAL)

 

32. Manuel V. Pangilinan PLDT, SMART communications, and TV5

 

33. Manuel Villar Vista Land

 

34. Marixi Rufino-Prieto Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

35. Oscar Lopez Meralco, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, Bayantel

 

36. Pacita ‘Chit’ Juan Figaro Coffe Company

 

37. Ramon del Rosario Jr. Microtel Inns and Suites

 

38. Ricky Reyes Ricky Reyes

 

39. Roberto R. Gandionco Julie’s Franchise Corp.

 

40. Roberto S. Claudio Toby’s Sports and Hobbies Salon

 

41. Rolando & Rosalinda Hortaleza.

 

Splash Holdings
42. Rommel Juan Binalot Fiesta Foods

 

43. Sandy Javier Andoks Litson

 

44. Soccoro Ramos National Bookstore

 

45. Tess Ngan Tian Lots ‘A Pizza

 

46. Tony Tan Caktiong Jollibee Food Corporation

 

47. Victor Tan Bobson Apparel

 

48. Vivian Que Azcona Mercury Drug

 

49. Washington Z. Sycip Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and Sycip Gorres Velayo and Company (SGV)

 

50. Wilfred Steven Uytengsu Sr. ALASKA

 

The businesses and companies listed above don’t necessarily mean they are owned by the business persons on the list. They can be the Founders, Presidents, Chairman of the Board or the ones who currently control the company or corporation. This list of 50 will always be updated. So if you know someone who should be included in the list, we can make the list more than 50, even 100 and even more than that. Take note also that they are listed alphabetically according to their first name. Finally, we wish for your success!

Victorino Abrugar is the founder and chief writer of BusinessTips.Ph. Vic is a social media enthusiast who loves to share his knowledge and insights through blogging. He provides business coaching to aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them reach their business and life's goals. Follow him on Twitter at @viclogic or interact with him on Facebook.

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4 Comments

  1. katherine

    thanks..!!!
    :))

  2. This list of big people who have big companies in the Philippines must have spent a lots of their time, money and effort just to make their business successful. Perhaps, this people do not prioritize their needs. They all think of the benefits of their customers before themselves that is why they were able to have a successful business.

  3. However, it would be better if they will contribute something to the society. We already know that they are wealthy and they already have everything that they need. I know some of them do charity works. This is good because they are able to share their blessing to people whom they do not know without asking anything in return.