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Elon Musk Received the Highest CEO Compensation Package Ever, and 27 Other Crazy Things We've Learned About the SpaceX and Tesla CEO

The founder of Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity is quite the enigma

Elon Musk has always been a thinker and a creator. As a child, he daydreamed in an almost trance-like manner and coded his own video games. He always found resourceful ways to make money, and after he graduated from college, he opted ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 27, 2019 06:00:00
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Financial Adviser: 5 Real Estate Lessons Every Investor Can Learn from the Co-Founder of Sta. Lucia Land

Exequiel Robles is the President of Sta. Lucia Land, one of the largest property developers in the country

Exequiel Robles was only 17 years old when his father, Buenaventura Robles, died unexpectedly of a heart attack, leaving him and eight of his younger siblings in the family. During that time, the senior Robles had a small real estate trading firm which ...

by Henry Ong  | May 22, 2019 08:00:00
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Gokongwei Group Launches P2.6B Fund To Invest in Digital Startups

JG DEV aims to support the region's next round of unicorns

In its bid to ride on the growing startup ecosystem in the region, diversified listed conglomerate JG Summit Holdings Inc. (JGSHI) has launched its own venture capital (VC) firm, Friday, May 10, with fresh funding worth $50 million or more than P2.6 ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines and Sasha Lim Uy for Esquiremag.ph  | May 11, 2019 08:00:00
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9 Mind-Blowing Facts That Show Just How Wealthy Jeff Bezos, the World's Richest Man, Really Is

The Amazon CEO is worth an estimated $121 billion

Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet. Worth an estimated $121 billion, the Amazon CEO is $16 billion richer than the world's next-richest person, Bill Gates.Bezos even retained his ranking as the world's richest person following his divorce from MacKenzie Bezos, after which she kept a ...

by Katie Warren  | May 05, 2019 06:00:00
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Lance Gokongwei Recalls How He and His Siblings Worked Their Way From the Bottom

"I worked harder than anybody else to prove that I wasn't just the son of the boss"

On April 30, 2019, JG Summit Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lance Gokongwei left the graduating class of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela inspired with anecdotes of how he and his siblings independently worked their way to the top. In his ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | May 04, 2019 08:00:00
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Amid Drop in Ad Revenues, ABS-CBN and GMA Double Down on Digital Shift

We may soon watch teleseryes on our smartphones

With many Filipinos spending up to 10 hours of their days online, it was only a matter of time before this preference for digital content started affecting traditional businesses. In 2018, the country's two largest broadcast networks were some of its casualties.In ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | April 30, 2019 08:00:00
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Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald's 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He's Not 'Bothered' by Death

The 88-year-old CEO still comes to work every day and eats chicken nuggets three times a week

At 88 years old, Warren Buffett is still living life to the fullest.To Buffett, that means going to work -- which he calls a "vacation every day" -- and eating McDonald's for lunch at least three times a week.The CEO of holding ...

by Allana Akhtar  | April 30, 2019 06:00:00
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Just Because You're CEO Doesn't Mean You Should Stop Investing in Yourself

And here's the perfect event where you can do so

One of the most consistent marks of a successful leader is that they never stop learning. Even if they’ve already achieved various accomplishments in their lives, successful individuals know that they need to continuously improve themselves to stay at the top of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | April 29, 2019 11:00:00
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How Maine Mendoza is Thriving Outside a Love Team

She is now one of the faces of Shell

The public life of Maine Mendoza has always been characterized by the unexpected. Her star was born in the age of social media in 2015, a time when people still shared amusing content rather than fight over politics. And with the accidental ...

by Dinzo Tabamo for TopGear.com.ph  | April 21, 2019 08:00:00
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This Philippine Private Bank Works With Clients With Over Php100 Million

It also promises to help clients prepare the next generation of the ultra-rich

A new private banking service by a local bank will cater to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families, people who have a net worth of at least P100 million.UnionBank recently launched its new private banking service, which it will carry out ...

by Hannah Lazatin for TownandCountry.ph  | April 12, 2019 08:00:00
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Everything You Need to Know About Enrique Razon's Proposed Water Dam Project

The project dates back to the early 2000s

Almost two weeks after water supply was suddenly cut in thousands of homes in Metro Manila, customers have gone from confused to enraged as they demand the return of regular, uninterrupted water supply.Manila Water Company, the private firm that supplies water to Metro ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez for Esquire Philippines  | March 21, 2019 01:00:00
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Meet the Two Filipinas Included in the World's Billionaires List

They're the country's richest women

For the first time, two women from the Philippines were included in US magazine Forbes’ rankings of the world’s billionaires. Filipino tycoons on the annual lists have always been predominantly male.The two women that were on the latest rankings are Teresita Sy-Coson ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | March 12, 2019 10:00:00
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2018 Was a Big Year for Dennis Uy

Phoenix Petroleum Philippines' profits surged by 82 percent from the year before

2018 was a good year for businessman Dennis Uy.Not only did the rising Davao-based tycoon add more businesses in his growing conglomerate portfolio (FamilyMart, Conti’s, H2O Ventures, ISM Communications Corp., etc.), Uy’s name also made the headlines after his company Mislatel emerged ...

by Pauline Macaraeg for Esquiremag.ph  | March 02, 2019 08:00:00
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