Villar remains richest in the Senate

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Although showing a slight decline, Senator Cynthia Villar remained the richest member of the Philippine Senate. As of June 30, 2019, Villar’s net worth was P3,534,412,797, a drop of about P185.52 million as compared to her net worth of over P3.7 billion in 2018.

As of December 31, 2018, in the list of the statement of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of senators posted on the Senate website, Villar’s net worth was pegged at P3,719,941,858, showing an increase from P3,611,260,766 in 2017.

According to Forbes Magazine’s World’s Richest in 2019, her husband and the former senate president, Manny Villar ranked 317th globally and second richest person in the Philippines with an estimated net worth of $6.6 billion.

The world-boxing champion-turned-Senator Manny Pacquiao remained the second richest senator with a net worth of 3,005,808,000 pesos.

Like Sen. Villar, Pacquiao also became richer in 2018 compared to his declared net worth of P2,946,315,029.93 in 2017.

In 2018, Senator Villar had no liabilities while Pacquiao had P146,005,728.

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto with P555,324,479.82 secured the top three richest senator position.

Meanwhile, Senator Leila De Lima is the poorest member in the senate with a net worth of P7,706,392.45, while former senator Antonio Trillanes IV was the poorest in 2018 with P7,533, 012.10 declared net worth.

Here’s the complete ranking of the senators based on their declared net worth:

  1. Senator Cynthia Villar – P3,534,412,797 (as of June 30, 2019)
  2. Senator Manny Pacquiao – P3,005,808,000 (as of December 31, 2018)
  3. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto – P555,324,479.82 (as of December 31, 2018)
  4. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri – P182,851,570.34 (as of December 31, 2018)
  5. Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. – P164,203,379.38 (as of June 30, 2019)
  6. Senator Sonny Angara – P139,026,597 (as of June 30, 2019)
  7. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon – P97,726,758 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  8. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian – P96,210,607.14 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  9. Senator Grace Poe – P95,693,450.37 (as of June 30, 2019)
  10. Senator Pia Cayetano – P82,308,227.36 (as of July 1, 2019)
  11. Senator Richard Gordon – P71,285,178.56 (as of December 31, 2018)
  12. Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III – P70,120,700.30 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  13. Senator Lito Lapid – P69,910,000 (as of June 30, 2019)
  14. Senator Francis Tolentino – P62,482,000 (as of June 30, 2019)
  15. Senator Nancy Binay – P59,911,019 (as of June 30, 2019)
  16. Senator Panfilo Lacson – P42,442,341 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  17. Senator Imee Marcos – P29,970,467 (as of June 30, 2019)
  18. Senator Aquilino Pimentel III – P29,934,635 (as of June 30, 2019)
  19. Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa – P28,258,908 (as of June 30, 2019)
  20. Senator Joel Villanueva – P26,921,555 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  21. Sen. Francis Pangilinan – P16,695,048.17 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  22. Senator Risa Hontiveros – P15,627,176.04 (as of Dec. 31, 2018)
  23. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go – P15,508,370.82 (as of June 30, 2019)
  24. Senator Leila de Lima – P7,706,392.45 (as of December 31, 2018)

(Cate Pallarco/CNS)

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