Ninety two-year-old businessman Henry Sy has been named by Forbes magazine as the world’s richest Filipino for ten consecutive years. Philstar.com / File

Forbes: Henry Sy world’s richest Filipino for a decade now
Rosette Adel (philstar.com) - August 24, 2017 - 7:40am

MANILA, Philippines — For the tenth year in a row, mall and real estate magnate Henry Sy has been named by Forbes magazine as the world’s richest Filipino.

Ninety two-year-old Sy ranked 94th in the international magazine’s annual billionaires list with a net worth of  $12.7 billion.

The mall mogul’s ranking dropped 23 notches from 71 last year. His estimated net worth in 2016 was $13.3 billion.

Sy joined the world’s richest businessmen Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, among several others in the roster.

Microsoft’s Gates topped the Forbes’ list with a net worth of $86 billion.

Below is the list of the world’s top 10 billionaires.

  • Bill Gates – Microsoft

  • Warren Buffet – Berkshire Hathaway

  • Jeff Bezos – Amazon.com

  • Amancio Ortega – Zara

  • Mark Zuckerberg – Facebook

  • Carlos Slim Helu – telecom.

  • Larry Ellison – software

  • Charles Koch – diversified

  • David Koch – diversified

  • Michael Bloomberg – Bloomberg LP

Aside from Sy, nine other Filipinos made it to the world’s billionares list. Sy was followed by John Gokongwei Jr., Lucio Tan, and George Ty as the richest Filipinos.

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