Andrew Gotianun was bornon 24 November 1927 in Philippines. Andrew Gotianun died on March 10, 2016 at age 88. Gotianun and his wife Mercedes founded conglomerate Filinvest Development, with interests in real estate development, sugar, hospitality, power generation and banking. The firm's subsidiary, East West Banking Corp, is the fifth largest credit card issuer in the Philippines. They began the business 60 years ago with 8 employees, offering appliances and financing for second-hand cars. Mercedes currently serves as Chairman Emeritus and senior adviser to the Board of Directors. Andrew Gotianun is survived by his wife and four children.
As of 2008, his fortune has decreased sharply to $235 Million, a result of the global financial downturn but in 2014 his back to the billionaire ranks with a fortune over $1 billion according to Forbes
Gotaniun and his wife, Mercedes, temporarily retired from business activities in the 1980s but returned a short time later, with a plan to make improvements to the corporation
Later still, in 1955, he founded Filinvest Development Corporation a company which became engaged in real estate in 1967
(Chinese: 吳天恩; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Thian-un) (November 24, 1927 – March 10, 2016) was a Chinese Filipino entrepreneur from the Philippines who had a net worth of US$900 million in 2015