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Manuel Villar

Manuel Villar’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $4.19 Billion
Industry: Real Estate
Residence: Manila, Philippines
Country: Philippines
BirthDay: 13 December 1949
Sigh: Capricorn
Children: 3

Manuel Villar was bornon 13 December 1949 in Manila, Philippines, Philippines. Manuel Villar is #773 in List Billionaires People In The World. Villar is the chairman of Starmalls, one of Philippines largest mall operators, and Vista Land & Landscapes, the country's largest homebuilder. As a child, Manuel helped his mom sell seafood in a Manila market. Villar's family-led Vista Land & Lifescapes plans to invest $35 million to build 10 new shopping malls before 2019. His son Paolo runs Vista. The family-owned Golden Haven Memorial Park, a property developing affiliate of Vista Land, focuses on parks. It went public in June 2016.


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Its first project Vitacare Unimed Hospital & Medical Center (in partnership with Unimed) will be located in Vista City, Las Pinas will be fully operated in 2018


In 2015, the Villar Group formed another company, Vitacare Healthgroup, Inc


As of 2014, Forbes magazine ranks him as the 14th-wealthiest person in the Philippines, with his net worth of US$1


During the ICIJ's (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)expose of Offshore leaks in April 2013,his name appeared on the list of wealthy people involved in offshore financial secrecy


However, his statements of assets and liabilities (SALN) filed for the year 2012 states his net worth at P1


In early 2010, a political smear was disseminated on the Internet, claiming falsely that Villar owned an extravagant mansion in the United States, which was debunked by Snopes


He filed his certificate of candidacy for president on November 30, 2009, along with his running mate, Senator Loren Legarda


In November 2008, Villar lost the support of the Senate majority, due to alleged fabricated accusations thrown on him by political enemies on the C5 project


He later won re-election in 2007, running as a member of the Genuine Opposition coalition, ranking fourth out of 37 candidates


In July 2006, Villar was chosen Senate President, making him the first post-World War II public official to head both the House of Representatives and the Senate


In 2004, he was named the Most Distinguished Alumnus, the highest recognition given by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association


Nacionalista (2003-present)Manuel "Manny" Bamba Villar Jr


Having recently resigned from Estrada's LAMMP coalition, he ran for Senator as an independent politician, but campaigned as a member of the People Power Coalition, the administration coalition party which was supportive of the recent 2001 EDSA Revolution


As speaker, he presided over the impeachment of President Joseph Estrada over corruption allegations in November 2000


Villar was chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1998, during his third term in congress


In July 1995, Villar's flagship property, C&P Homes, was listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and grew by more than a third in one day, ballooning Villar's 80% stake in the company to $1


Villar entered politics in 1992 when he was elected to the House of Representatives, representing the district of Las Piñas-Muntinlupa


Villar has received several awards for his achievements during his professional and business career, including being one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in 1986, the Agora Award for Marketing Management in 1989, Most Outstanding CPA by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1990, and Most Outstanding UP Alumnus in 1991


In 1984, he founded Golden Haven Memorial Park, a chain of cemeteries in the Philippines, started with its first branch in Las Pinas and expanded in Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Zamboanga, Bulacan, and Iloilo


1977), eldest child and first of two sons; Mark (born 1978); second of two sons; and Camille Linda (born c


In 1975, with an initial capital of ₱10,000, Villar purchased two reconditioned trucks and started a business delivering sand and gravel for construction companies in Las Piñas


He returned to the same school to earn his master's degree in business administration in 1973


He attended the University of the Philippines - Diliman and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in 1970


During the presidential campaign, opinion columnist William Esposo claimed that Villar has lied in his TV ads and could not have been poor because his younger brother Danny was admitted to FEU Hospital, which he claims was a top hospital at the time and in 1962, there was no bone marrow transplantation and chemotherapy yet and everyone whether rich or poor died from contracting leukemia


was born on December 13, 1949 in Tondo, an impoverished and densely populated district of Manila

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