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17 PH tycoons land on Forbes' global billionaire in time of pandemic

 Manuel "Manny" B. Villar still on top of the Forbes magazine's 2021 list of wealthiest people in the Philippines with $7.2 billion (P349.45 billion) net worth. The 71-year-old Villar has made it to the 352nd spot of the world's billionaires who saw his wealth grow despite of the pandemic from $5.6 billion (P271 billion) in 2020. 

Enrique Razon Jr., who leads the ports and gaming in the country saw his wealth jump by 43.3% to $5 billion (P242.67 billion) in 2021 from $3.4 billion (P165 billions) last year.

Tobacco, banking and properties tycoon Lucia Tan, was also seen significant rose on his wealth by 94% to $3.3 billion (P160 billion) in 2021 from $1.7 billion (P82.5 billion) in 2020. 

Here are the Filipino billionaires who made it to the Forbes ranking in 2021:

Manuel Villar - $7.2 billion

Enrique Razon Jr - $5 billion

Lucio Tan - $3.3 billion

Hans Sy - $3 billion

Herbert Sy - $3 billion

Andrew Tan - $3 billion

Harley Sy - $2.7 billion

Henry Sy Jr - $2.7 billion

Teresita Sy-Coson - $2.7 billion

Elizabeth Sy - $2.4 billion

Tony Tan Caktiong and family - $2.4 billion

Ramon Ang - $2.2 billion

Inigo Zobel - $1.4 billion

Lance Gokongwei - $1.2 billion

Roberto Ongpin - $1.2 billion

Ricardo Po Sr and family - $1.1 billion

Edgar Sia II - $1.1 billion

Still at the top of the heap is outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who has an estimated net worth of $177 billion while Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk pole-vaulted into the number two spot with an estimated wealth of $151 billion, up from No. 31 last year.

Bernard Arnault of LVMH, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg rounded up the magic five.

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