We have seen many inspiring rags-to-riches stories from famous personalities that has proven how important hard work is into achieving goals and a successful life. But have you ever wondered how others–a.k.a the already rich ones–lived their life even before they got into showbiz? This article will feature celebrities who already had a comfortable life before they joined the entertainment industry.
1. Sunshine Dizon
Sunshine Dizon is the daughter of a film producer (her mother) and a gaming house manager in America (her father).
2. Heart Evangelista
The fashion icon grew up in the household of Ongpaucos, a rich clan known for their ownership of Barrio Fiesta restaurants.
3. Solenn Heussaff
The it girl’s father owns a big petroleum business in France.
4. Paul Jake Castillo
Did you know that Paul Jake’s family owns a medicinal company?
5. Denise Laurel
A descendant of a political clan, Denise Laurel is the great-granddaughter of former Philippine president Jose P. Laurel.
6. Chris Tiu
Chris Tiu’s Chinese-Filipino family owns a conglomeration of business.
7. Lucy Torres-Gomez
The actress’ family owns a sugarcane plantation in Ormoc City.
8. Maine Mendoza
Gasoline station and fast food franchise is Maine Mendoza’s family business ever since.
9. Albie Casiño
Albie Casiño was raised in a business family.
10. Mikee Cojuangco
From her surname itself, Mikee is a part of the powerful Cojuangco clan. Her father, Don Peping Cojuangco is the brother of former president Cory Aquino.
11. Derek Ramsay
Derek Ramsay’s family has real estate properties in Tagaytay, Batangas, and Palawan.
12. Patricia Tumulak
In the show ‘Tunay na Buhay’ HBD Girl Patricia Tumulak showed their huge mansion containing seven living rooms (yes, seven!)
13. Dingdong Dantes
Dingdong Dantes came from the affluent clan of Gonzales.
14. Carlo Gonzales
From the surname and the fact that he is Dingdong’s cousin, you probably figured out what clan he came from.
15. Kris Aquino
Aside from being the daughter of two prominent political figures, she is a part of the wealthy Cojuangco family.
16. Divine Lee
Television host and blogger Divine Lee is the daughter of real estate scion Delfin Lee of Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corporation.
17. Enzo Pineda
Enzo’s father, Eric Pineda, is the business manager of the boxing champ Manny Pacquiao.
18. David Licauco
Kapuso actor David Licauco came from a well-to-do Chinese-Filipino family.
19. Miko Manguba
He toured us around his family’s mansion-like house in the show “Power House”.
20. Slater Young
An engineer himself, his family also owns a construction firm in Cebu.
21. Matteo Guidicelli
Matteo Guidicelli is the grandson of former Philippine Senator at Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan. His Italian father also owns a big-time manufacturing business.
22. Beauty Gonzalez
Also from a political clan, Beauty Gonzalez’s family also owns coconut and sugarcane farm.
23. Richard Yap
Richard Yap’s family is a pure Chinese family who owns big businesses in Cebu.
24. Ellen Adarna
Before entering showbiz, Ellen lived a comfortable life with her family running hotel and construction businesses in Cebu.
25. Jake Ejercito
He is one of the former president Erap Estrada’s sons.
26. Tessa Prieto-Valdes
She born in one of the most influential and richest families in the Philippines- the Rufino and Prieto clan. Tessa’s mother, Marixi Prieto is the chairperson of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.