Villar, Pacquiao PH's richest senators, Trillanes poorest

MANILA, Philippines – Senators Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao remain to be the country's wealthiest senators.

Villar, Pacquiao PH's richest senators, Trillanes poorest
The billionaires! Cynthia Villar and Manny Pacquiao are still the country's wealthiest senators.

Based on the summary of 2018 Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs), billionaire Cynthia Villar declared a net worth of P3,719,941,858 and zero liabilities. She had an increase of P108.7 million compared to her 2017 net worth which was P3.61 billion, the highest wealth increase in 2018.

Senator Villar's husband and real estate mogul Manny Villar was recently named by Forbes Magazine the Philippines' richest man with a net worth of worth of $5.5 billion (around P287 billion).

Ranking second as the richest senator is boxer-turned-politician Manny Pacquiao with a net worth of P3,005,808,000 in 2018. He raked in an increase of P59.9 million than his 2017 net worth of P2.946 billion. Back in 2016, Forbes Magazine named Pacquiao as one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.

President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto was the third richest senator with a net worth of P555,324,479.82. Back in 2010 to 2013, Recto reached the second spot as the richest senator.

Fourth in rank is Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri with a net worth of P182,851,570.34 followed by Senator Sonny Angara with P135,840,710.00.

The sixth richest senator is JV Ejercito with a reported net worth of 132,820,345.73. He had an increase of P53.9 million from his 2017 net worth. He explained that the increase was due to a donation he received 3 years ago but was finished documented just recently.

The rest of the list continues:

7.) Sen. Franklin Drilon
Net worth: P97,726,758.00

8.) Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
Net worth: P96,210,607.14 (no liability)

9.) Sen. Grace Poe
Net worth: P93,039,921.54

10.) Sen. Richard Gordon
Net worth: P71,285,178.56

11.).Sen. Tito Sotto
Net worth: P70,120,700.30

12.) Sen. Nancy Binay
Net worth: P60,132,461.00

13.) Sen. Loren Legarda
Net worth: P56,290,602.11

14.) Sen. Bam Aquino
Net worth: P45,205,138.25

15.) Sen. Panfilo Lacson
Net worth: P42,442,341.00

16.) Sen. Koko Pimentel
Net worth: P28,662,212.00 (no liability)

17.) Sen. Joel Villanueva
Net worth: P26,921,555.00

18.) Sen. Gregorio Honasan
Net worth: P25,882,099.00 (no liability)

19.) Sen. Francis Pangilinan
Net worth: P16,695,048.17

20.) Sen. Risa Hontiveros
Net worth: P15,627,176.04

21.) Sen. Chiz Escudero
Net worth: P10,575,228.00

Meanwhile, the two poorest senators are Senator Leila De Lima and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.

De Lima listed a net worth of P7,706,392.45 while Trillanes' net worth was as at P7,533,012.10.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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