5. 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 salon 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.
4. Vilma Santos (Net worth: ₱500 Million)
The fourth spot belongs to Congresswoman Vilma Santos-Recto, fondly called as Ate Vi. 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 a 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.