Establishing a name in the world of showbiz and entertainment is definitely a good way to influence people into buying one’s products and services. And this particular strategy is common among Filipino celebrities, whether planned or unplanned (as in the case of instant stardom).
Today, the Philippine showbiz industry is not just known for world-class talents but also for successful celebrity entrepreneurs. Here are 10 of the most notable ones.
1. Marvin Agustin
Through the years, Marvin has become a great model to Pinoys in showbiz. He is one great proof that celebrities can also become entrepreneurs in real life and not just on the TV screens. He started in the food business and is now venturing into many areas including real estate and private entertainment companies. He is the co-owner of SumoSam, John and Yoko, and Cafe Ten Titas.
2. Willie Revillame
Willie has found his showbiz fortune in hosting that he was able to make a few TV shows legendary with ratings no other hosts have ever done in history. He was very famous in Wowowee (ABS-CBN) and Wowowillie (TV5). Currently, he’s been hosting a variety-game show, WowoWin in GMA. He is now considered a business mogul, being the owner of Wil Productions, Wil Tower Mall, and WilFly.
3. Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino is actually one of the highest-paid celebrities in the Philippines and one of the most popular celebrity entrepreneurs because of her entertaining and witty hosting skills plus her beauty and family background. She is the daughter of former president Cory Aquino and the sister of the former president, Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. Unlike the first 2, Kris has multiple investments in different business sectors. One of her investments is the Potato Corner + Nacho Bimby brand of snacks.
4. Sharon Cuneta
The Megastar, who is the mom of one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbiz, KC Concepcion, is a real estate investor associated with posh properties in Metro Manila. Their family also manages a 3-hectare farm – the Sweet Spring Country Farm.
5. Karylle Padilla-Yuzon
Now married to Yael Yuzon, the vocalist of the band Spongecola, Karylle co-owns a family KTV and resto-bar called Centerstage, which has become one of the best and most visited karaoke places in the Metro.
6. Jolina Magdangal
The partner and love team of Marvin Agustin, Jolina is also a successful celebrity entrepreneur, who has been inspired by Marvin’s business ethics and style. She has her own fashion line and restaurants in Metro Manila including the top-rated Memory Lane Country Diner, which she co-owns with her family.
7. Angel Locsin
Do you know that this beautiful, sexy, kind-hearted, award-winning, and world-class celebrity loves cars? Well, Angel is actually an avid fan of car racing, which reflects the name of her business, Fuel Up Bar & KTV. She sometimes tends to the place and cooks the food so it’s one of the favorite places where her fans hang out.
8. Jodi Sta. Maria
Jodi is one of the celebrity entrepreneurs who are very hands-on with her businesses. She owns The Happy Barn Milkshake Factory, reflecting her love for milkshakes, and Rue Bourbon, a New Orleans-inspired bar and restaurant.
9. Rachel Alejandro
Rachel who is an award-winning singer and actress owns and manages a healthy diet-inspired catering service, The Sexy Chef, with her sister.
10. Carmina Villaroel
A fashion icon of moms and singles in the Philippines, she is actually the owner of a pure Pinoy footwear brand, Muñiz, known for elegance, design, and comfort.
So who is your top choice? Take your pick!