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How Did Henry Sy's Net Worth Grow to $20 Billion?

A close look at the listed corporate holdings of the Philippines’ richest person

SM group founder Henry Sy Sr. had a net worth of $20 billion as of February 2018, according to business magazine Forbes’ latest listing of the world’s dollar billionaires. That not only extended his title as the richest man in the Philippines, ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 12, 2018 09:00:00
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Henry Sy Jr, Dado Banatao Back Startup to Help BPOs Cope with Automation Threat

Their answer is to combine artificial with human intelligence

(From left to right) Diosdado Banatao, George Yang and Henry "Big Boy" Sy Jr. are teaming up on a startup aimed at helping BPOs cope with the rise of automationHenry "Big Boy" Sy Jr., son of the Philippines' richest man, and technology ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 30, 2017 11:00:00
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4 Takeaways from the Founders of billion-peso startup RareJob

The Filipino and Japanese founders of RareJob followed these guidelines to turn it into a successful online tutorial company

Tomohisa Kato and Mary Shemuel Unida have grown RareJob into a billion-peso startup over the past nine yearsWhen Tomohisa Kato and Mary Shemuel Unida met in 2007 to set up RareJob's Philippine operations, they needed to convince the market that their online ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 24, 2016 10:00:00
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(Infographic) Who Owns the Philippines' Biggest Listed Companies?

The children and holding companies of Henry Sy Sr. and other members of the country's rich list hold the biggest stakes in the country's most valuable enterprises

Individuals and companies belonging to some of the country's richest families topped the list of shareholders of the Philippines' 100 most valuable companies* listed at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), according to Forbes Philippines magazine.Among individual shareholders, these included the children of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 13, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Forbes Philippines lists the top 24 fintech startups

Here’s 12 of the 24 most innovative financial enterprises around

Ten years ago, the word fintech emerged in the local business scene, introducing flashy and compelling forms of payment and banking online. Many thought of it as risky, dangerous even, what with the complex and vast nature of the internet. Come 2016, ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | October 10, 2016 08:00:00
Run & Grow

How Crown Asia Chemicals grew from startup to listed company

The only listed pipe maker in is steadily growing for 26 years now, helping in the resurgence of the manufacturing sector in the country.

As the only listed pipe manufacturer in the country, Crown Asia Chemicals has a lot of leverage as it pursues dominance in the local market.The recent manufacturing boom—towering condominiums, rise of public-private partnership projects, and the surge of investors—gives the company the ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | July 13, 2016 05:00:00
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Why DATEM is cashing in on affordable, ‘Lego’ type housing

The 30-year-old company seizes the huge opportunity in affordable housing, armed with their proven expertise and acquired technology.

The Metro Manila landscape is now dotted by high-rise, commercial and residential structures, and DATEM is likely to be involved in most of such construction projects.The 30-year-old construction firm has made a name for building well-known structures especially for real estate and ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 28, 2016 05:00:00
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How Toby’s Sports maintains its market lead for 36 years now

As his dad’s successor, Toby Claudio ensures that the business will continue to grow and give back as well.

Almost every week, a section of Roxas Boulevard gets closed for a fun run, cyclists are now usual sights in highways, and not to be forgotten, are the Zumba dancers in community plazas. The fitness boom in the country in the last ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 25, 2016 05:00:00
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The 7 richest school owners in the Philippines

Thriving in the business of education, the investments they pour in select tertiary institutions are steadily showing results.

If you think the rich do nothing but cultivate their own wealth, think again.Some of the wealthiest in the country also partake in one of the noblest industries: education. Aside from the generous scholarships their companies grant every year, these tycoons are ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 07, 2016 05:00:00
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4 lessons from the lone heiress turned university chancellor

At 43, Candice Gotianuy managed to turn the University of Cebu into the country's largest private university.

LADY CHANCELLOR. Yvette Candice Gotianuy, lone heiress to the family business, started out as the reluctant chancellor of the University of Cebu. Photo from Candice Gotianuy's Facebook pageAfter two decades at the helm of the University of Cebu (UC), it would come as a ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | March 06, 2016 05:00:00
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4 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from 'Father of Semiconductors'

Technopreneur Diosdado "Dado" Banatao developed the first chip set used in PCs in the 80s. Today, he's giving back to the country.

Dubbed as the “Father of Semiconductors,” Filipino-American Diosdado “Dado” Banatao is one of the pioneers in Silicon Valley, California—the birth place of tech giants we know today. The engineer invented the first chip set installed in personal computers in 1984, which is ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | February 28, 2016 09:00:00
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3 valuable business lessons from Forbes Philippines' premiere issue

Here are three valuable takeaways (in a nutshell) from the first issue of Forbes Philippines (May 2015).

You surely have noticed a new title the last time you checked out the magazine stand. Forbes Philippines is now available, with its first issue featuring Alliance Global Group CEO Andrew Tan. In its premier issue, the new business magazine features stories ...

by Entrepreneur Staff and Entrepreneur Staff  | May 21, 2015 01:00:00
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Forbes Philippines celebrates its inaugural launch

Forbes Media LLC and Summit Media have jointly launched Forbes Philippines, a new monthly magazine catering to local entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, celebrities and philanthropists.

Forbes Philippines, a monthly magazine published in English for the Philippines’ leading CEOs and entrepreneurs, celebrated its inaugural launch earlier this month. Forbes Philippines is published under a licensing agreement between Forbes Media LLC and Summit Media.William Adamopoulos, CEO/Asia of Forbes Media ...

by Press Release  | May 21, 2015 11:00:00