Sen. Villar is the only billionaire senator in the Philippines with a total net worth of P1,983, 480, 135. She is the wife of former Senate President, Manny Villar. Also, Sen. Cynthia is the founder and managing director of Villar Foundation.
She got involved in politics in 2001 when she ran and won a landslide victory as Representative of the Lone District of Las Piñas and served that post until 2010. In 2013, she ran for senator and got the 10th place.
Las Piñas landed at the second spot of the richest provinces in the Philippines along with Makati, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Pateros and Taguig.
#2 Manny Pacquiao
Rep. Pacquiao is the wealthiest and the only billionaire among the members of the congress with a net worth of P1,688,200,088. Aside from being the 2nd richest politician, he is also the top 1 richest celebrity in the Philippines.
Pacquiao started his political career in 2010 when he was elected as Sarangani Representative in the 15th Congress of the Philippines and was re-elected in 2013 to the 16th Congress. On October 5, 2015, he filed his Certificate of Candidacy for senator in the 2016 Philippine general elections under Vice President Jejomar Binay’s United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and now elected as Senator of the Philippines.
#3 Imelda Marcos
Congresswoman Imelda Marcos, who once declared she was nearly broke back in 2009 still made it to the list as top three of the richest politicians in the Philippines with a net worth of P917, 800,000.
She is one of the most celebrated politicians being the widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos. She was also known for her collection of more than a thousand pairs of shoes.
She had been the Representative to Ilocos Norte which is also one of the richest provinces in the Philippines since 2010. She was also elected as Representative of the 1st District of Leyte in 1995.
#4 Feliciano Belmonte Jr.
Speaker Belmonte is the representative the 4th District of Quezon City and is in the 4th place with a net worth of P921,559,097.
He served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from year 2010 to present. Before joining the congress, Belmonte had been in Quezon City as Mayor from 2001 to 2010.
Quezon City shares the number one spot of being the richest provinces in the Philippines along with Mandaluyong, Marikina, and San Juan.
#5 Alfredo Benitez
Congressman Benitez became the Representative of the 3rd District of Negros Occidental back in May 2010 with a landslide victory and he is the 5th in this list with a net worth of P845, 928,833 based on his SALN for 2014.
He is currently the Regional and Provincial Chairman of the Liberal Party in Negros.
Jules Ledesma is representative of the 1st District of Negros Occidental and has a net worth of P822, 275,480.
In 2013, he and his wife-actress Assunta de Rossi gave 60 percent of their wealth to the workers of their sugar plantation in San Carlos City as a way of giving back.
He and Rep. Pacquiao share the number one spot of having the most absences during the 15th Congress.
#7 Mark Villar and wife Diwa party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay-Villar
Representative Mark Villar of Las Piñas is the second son of Former Senate President Manny Villar and current Senator Cynthia Villar. He is married to DIWA party-list Representative Emmeline Aglipay last year and they have a combined net worth of P689,005,228.
#8 Raph Recto
Senator Recto, husband of Mayor actress Vilma Santos, is the second richest Senator of the 16th congress with a net worth of P522, 006, 655.
He started as a politican back when he was a congressman representing the 4th District of Batangas from 1992 to 2001. After his term in the congress, he ran for Senator and won, serving from 2001 to 2007. He lost his reelection bid in 2007 but won when he ran again in 2010.
Sen. Recto is also the holder of the second highest post in the Senate which is Senate President Pro-Tempore.
#9 Martin Romualdez
Congressman Romualdez is in his third term to this day as Representative of the 1st District of Leyte.
His father, former Governor and Ambassador Benjamin Romualdez is a younger brother of Congresswoman Imelda Marcos.
Romualdez owns an asset amounting to P474, 766,409 with zero liabilities.
#10 Joel Roy Duavit
The last who made it to the Top 10 is Congressman Duavit of Rizal who has a net worth of P317, 975, 348.
He is currently serving his second term as Representative of the 1st District of Rizal and is currently the President, Chief Executive and Chairman of JRD Holdings, Inc.
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