John Gokongwei, Jr. was born in Manila, Philippines, Philippines. John Gokongwei, Jr. is #317 in List Billionaires People In The World. John Gokongwei is founder of JG Summit, which has interests in air transportation, telecommunications, banking, food, power, and property. The cornstarch plant he started in 1957 has grown into Universal Robina Corporation, one of the country's largest food and beverage companies. His brother James Go chairs JG Summit. Gokongwei's only son, Lance, is president. His eldest daughter, Robina, is the president of the family's Robinson Retail Holdings, Philippines' second largest multi-format retailer. His other daughter, Lisa, runs Summit Media.
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