Villar, Pacquiao Senate’s richest
BASED on their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth last year, Senator Cynthia Villar is still the richest member of the Senate followed by world boxing champion Senator Manny Pacquiao.
Villar’s declared net worth as of Dec. 31, 2017 was listed at P3,611,260,766. Her wealth increased slightly as her net worth was higher than the P3,606,033,556 she declared in 2016.
Pacquiao’s net worth was P2,946,315,029.93, lower than his net worth last year, at P3,072,315,030.
The other senators who belong to the top 10 richest are Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto (P538.8 million), Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri (P152.09 million), Juan Edgardo Angara (P131.7 million), Franklin Drilon (P93.727 million), Grace Poe (P90.674 million), Sherwin Gatchalian (P88.226 million), JV Ejercito (P78.953 million), and Richard Gordon (P69.508 million).
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has remains the poorest senator with P6,871,743.64 declared in his SALN.
He was, however, P365,071.51 richer than last year 2016 when he posted a net worth of P6,506,672.13.
The second poorest is detained Senator Leila de Lima with a net worth of P7.9 million while the third is Senator Francis Escudero, with a net worth of P8.5 million.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, meanwhile, was sixth in the list of poorest senators with a net worth of P18.110 million.
Below is the full list of the senators’ net worth as of 2017.
Senator Cynthia Villar P3,611,260, 766
Senator Manny Pacquiao P2,946,315,029.93
Senator Ralph Recto P538,889,914.15
Senator Migz Zubiri P152,094,252.72
Senator Sonny Angara P131,765,860
Senator Franklin Drilon P93,727,005
Senator Grace Poe P90,674,709.72
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian P88, 226,485.77
Senator JV Ejercito P78,953,332.58
Senator Richard Gordon P69,508,942.57
Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III P64,730,400
Senator Nancy Binay P60,612,685
Senator Loren Legarda P51,316,903.13
Senator Bam Aquino P39,192,743.622
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson P36,305,440.90
Senator Gregorio Honasan P25,243,912.89
Senator Joel Villanueva P23,727,895
Senate President Koko Pimentel P18,110,000
Senator Risa Hontiveros P16,196,665.71
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan P13,471,564.17
Senator Francis Escudero P8,502,082.09
Senator Leila de Lima P7,944,973.69
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV P6,871,743.64