12 Celebrities who bought cars before reaching age 20

by Louise Danielle Talabis
Apr 16, 2022
Kathryn Bernardo, Jillian Ward cars
Kathryn Bernardo and Jillian Ward are among the young celebrities who bought cars with their earnings before they were 20.
PHOTO/S: KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) on Facebook / @jillianward on Instagram

For celebrities, a car is an important investment.

Some see it as a necessity, their second home on their busiest days. While others see it as proof they've arrived.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) lists down young celebrities who bought a car with their earnings before reaching the age of 20.

BIANCA UMALI

In 2014, GMA-7 actress Bianca Umali bought her black Toyota Avanza using her paycheck. She was only 15 years old at that time.

Bianca was able to buy the car from her earnings working on the Kapuso network's prime-time teleserye Niño and sitcom Ismol Family, which both aired that same year.

Bianca said in a previous interview with GMA News, "Siguro prize din po sa mga pinagtrabahuan ko po, sabi sa akin ni Lola. Blessing din po sa akin ni Lord.

"Hindi po kasi ako ma-bag at ma-damit. Mas convenient din po sa akin ang may car. Uunahin ko po muna ang mga kailangan ko kaysa mga gusto ko."

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Bianca Umali

MIGUEL TANFELIX

His projects as a child star as well as his successful team-up with Bianca Umali enabled Miguel to get himself three cars and a house at 16 years old.

One of those cars was identical to Bianca’s Toyota Avanza; however, his was the silver version that he bought after working on their teleserye Once Upon A Kiss (2015).

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In a video on GMA Network's YouTube channel dated March 9, 2018, Miguel named his car "Oro," which means gold.

Miguel Tanfelix

JILLIAN WARD

At the age of 17, Jillian Ward has several investments that include a milk-tea business, a black van, and a two-story house. She also owns not just one, but two luxury cars.

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On November 15, 2021, the Kapuso teen star revealed on Instagram she has bought herself a new BMW sedan.

Her caption read: "my new baby car."

Three months later, she took to Instagram to share her new Porsche sports car.

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LIZA SOBERANO

Liza Soberano has acquired a house and three cars, one of which is a Starex van with customized interiors that she bought in 2016 when she was only 18 years old.

The other half of LizQuen has also invested in a spa business called Hope Hand and Foot Wellness Center.

In February 2021, Liza started an ethyl alcohol and sanitizers business—a joint venture with his real-life boyfriend Enrique Gil.

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MAVY LEGASPI

Mavy’s rise to fame as actor and endorser provided him the means to buy a Mercedez-Benz, his dream car, at a very young age.

In an interview with PEP.ph, the Kapuso star revealed the car was actually his gift to himself for his 20th birthday.

Mavy Legaspi

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DANIEL PADILLA

After the massive success of his TV projects with his reel and real-life partner Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel was spotted driving a brand-new Chevrolet Corvette in 2015.

The vehicle costs around PHP9 million.

Before the year ended, Daniel also bought a black Corvette Stingray.

Currently, the Kapamilya actor has a gastropub, barbershop, clothing shop, and a vintage car collection that match his personality.

He also has his own branch of a popular fast-food chain in Tacloban City.

Daniel Padilla car

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KATHRYN BERNARDO

Having achieved showbiz success at an early age, the ABS-CBN actresss started young as an entrepreneur.

Currently, Kathryn has three business ventures: a nail salon, a barbershop, and a studio. She is also a step closer to building her family’s dream home in Antipolo, Rizal.

At the age of 20, Kathryn learned how to drive her own Lexus, which costs around PHP2.7 million.

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She also bought a customized white van with tailored interiors with her own paycheck.

LOISA ANDALIO

Loisa Andalio bought her dream car, a Nissan NV350 Urvan, at the age of 20.

Her vehicle reportedly costs around PHP1.4 million.

The actress is also a proud owner of two houses: one she had built for her family and another for herself.

Loisa Andalio car

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BARBIE FORTEZA

Barbie Forteza bought a Toyota Fortuner in 2018.

In 2021, the Kapuso actress decided to upgrade her ride with highlights of red accessories.

Barbie gave her fans a glimpse of the transformation in a vlog posted on her YouTube channel on January 16, 2021.

RURU MADRID

After winning the award for Best Drama Actor at the PMPC Star Awards for TV in 2017, Kapuso hunk Ruru Madrid rewarded himself with a customized Jac Sunray luxury van. The vehicle costs around PHP2.2 million.

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Ruru Madrid

MIKEE QUINTOS

Kapuso actress and singer Mikee Quintos owns a customized white Grandia van at the age of 20.

In an interview with Rhea Santos for Tunay na Buhay, Mikee revealed it was her first major investment after she entered showbiz.

She also showed how spacious her van is—which comes equipped with a vanity mirror, bed, dresser, TV, and power outlets.

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Mikee Quintos

ELLA CRUZ

In 2016, Ella Cruz bought herself a Jeepney Wranger. Ella was 20 years old at that time and able to afford a PHP2-million-peso car.

In November 2017, she revealed her plan of selling the car. Now, Ella drives a Ford Everest, which is currently priced at PHP1.9 million.

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Ella Cruz Ford Everest

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Kathryn Bernardo and Jillian Ward are among the young celebrities who bought cars with their earnings before they were 20.
PHOTO/S: KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) on Facebook / @jillianward on Instagram
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