2. Sharon Cuneta (Net worth: ₱1 Billion)
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, 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, 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.