Top 10 Most Successful Entrepreneurs
From WikiPilipinas: The Hip 'n Free Philippine Encyclopedia
If there's a fairy tale story in the business arena, these people are going to make the best primary characters and their book is a guaranteed best seller. Stories of how small they started and how they struggled to carve their names atop the business field are just as inspiring as they are noteworthy.
With over 39 years of making the best tocino and other meat products in the country, Pampanga's Best continues to be the country's top household brands. Lolita's tocino empire started as a cottage industry in Pampanga which soon became a 9.5-hectare processing plant and is now considered one of the country's finest businesses.
Being the first Filipino to make a world-class toothpaste brand and because of his unselfish support to the community, Cecilio Pedro is now considered one of the country's best entrepreneurs. His business ingenuity has given the country a fresh alternative to what was originally purely multinational.
The country's premier bookstore started from a small barong-barong that the Ramos family had shortly after the Japanese occupation in Manila. Since then, Socorro Ramos and her husband Jose Ramos worked their way to building store after store until their bookstore became a national icon, thus the National Bookstore.
He is Chairman of the Board of the country’s largest construction services company dealing with concrete products and electrical works. DMCI Holdings, Inc. is also engaged in the construction, operation and investment of power plants.
It was in 1975 that Tony and his brothers started an ice cream parlor that later grew to be the country’s largest fastfood chain Jollibee.
Finance Asia named Megaworld Corporation as the Best-Managed Company in the Philippines back in 2006, thanks to the superb leadership of Andrew Tan. He also owns the Emperador Distillers Incorporation and Golden Arches Development Corp.
The country’s richest man in 2008 with a net worth of $1.4 billion also owns the world’s sixth largest mall the SM Mall of Asia. He is also the owner of the country’s top banks – Banco de Oro and China Banking Corporation.