2) Cynthia Villar – Net Worth: P1.62 Billion
The wife of former senator and businessman, Manny Villar. She is the richest in the Senate, taking the position from her husband. In April 2014, she declared P1,626,073,455 in total assets.
1) Manny Villar – Net Worth: P66.8 Billion ($1.5B)
Manuel “Manny” Bamba Villar, Jr., the richest politician in the Philippines. This Filipino businessman turned politician is a former Senator, onetime presidential candidate and president of the Nacionalista Party. Born to a poor family, grew up in a Manila slum. Villar studied hard to become a financial analyst. Saved and started a company with just 10,000 pesos. Today Villar is one of the nation’s richest real estate moguls. With his family, Villar owns Vista Land & Lifescapes, a real estate firm. As of August 2014, Forbes estimated his net worth at $1.5 billion (P66.8 billion).