Cynthia Villar still richest senator with P3.7B net worth
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Cynthia Villar, the topnotcher in the May 2019 senatorial race, is still the richest member of the Senate.
As of December 31, 2018, Villar’s net worth was at P3,719,941,858 as shown on the list of the senators’ statement of assets, liabilities and net worth posted on the Senate website.
Villar’s wealth grew from P3,611,260,766 in 2017.
Her husband, former Senate President Manny Villar, was also one of the wealthiest in the Philippines with an estimated net worth of $5.5 billion based on the Forbes Magazine’s 2019 list of the wealthiest people on the planet. He ranked 317th globally.
World-boxing champion-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao remained the second richest senator with P3,005,808,000.
Like Sen. Villar, Pacquiao also became richer in 2018 compared to his declared net worth of P2,946,315,029.93 in 2017.
Senator Villar had no declared liabilities in 2018 while Pacquiao had P146,005,728.
The third richest senator was Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto with P555,324,479.82.
Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was the poorest last year with only P7,533, 012.10 declared net worth last year.
Trillanes had total assets amounting to P15,909,800 but also had P8,376,787.90 in liabilities.
Below is the complete ranking of the senators based on their declared net worth as of December 31, 2018. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)
NET WORTH AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2018
- Senator Cynthia Villar P3.719B
- Senator Manny Pacquiao P3.005B
- Senator Ralph Recto P555M
- Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri P182M
- Senator Sonny Angara P135M
- Senator JV Ejercito P132M
- Senator Franklin Drilon P97M
- Senator Sherwin Gatchalian P96M
- Senator Grace Poe P93M
- Senator Richard Gordon P71M
- Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III P70M
- Senator Nancy Binay P60M
- Senator Loren Legarda P56M
- Senator Bam Aquino P45M
- Senator Panfilo Lacson P42M
- Senator Koko Pimentel P28M
- Senator Joel Villanueva P26M
- Senator Gringo Honasan P25M
- Senator Kiko Pangilinan P16M
- Senator Risa Hontiveros P15M
- Senator Chiz Escudero P10M
- Senator Leila de Lima P7.7M
- Senator Antonio Trillanes P7.5M
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