John Gokongwei dies at age 93


MANILA, Philippines — John L. Gokongwei Jr., the third richest person in the country, died at the age of 93 on Saturday, 09 November 2019.

The Gokongwei-owned publication, Esquire Philippines, reported this early Sunday, November 10, and confirmed by a text message quote from Gokongwei’s only son, Lance Gokongwei.


“Our beloved husband, father and grandfather John Gokongwei Jr., passed away peacefully 11:41 pm, November 9th, at the Manila Doctor’s Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Please pray for the repose of his soul. Details of his wake to follow. Rest in peace, Mr. John,” Lance Gokongwei’s message as quoted in Esquire Philippines.


John L. Gokongwei Jr.,  was the 3rd richest man in the country with an estimated net worth of $5.3 billion. 

He founded the Gokongwei Group of Companies which includes the holding firm JG summit, which is the parent firm of airline Cebu Pacific, food manufacturer Universal Robina Corporation, real estate company Robinsons Land, Robinsons Bank, JG Petrochemicals, and Global Business Power.

Gokongwei is survived by his wife Elizabeth, his children Lance, Robina, Lisa, Faith, Hope, and Marcia, and grandchildren. (Cate Pallarco/IAMIGO/CNS)

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