11 Filipino celebrities who were born into wealthy families

One of them received her inheritance a few years ago.
by Frances Karmel S. Bravo
Apr 4, 2023
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(L-R) Ysabel Ortega, Ivana Alawi, and KC Del Rosario belong to the list of Filipino celebrities who were born rich.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram

Stardom has a way of adding those extra zeroes to one's bank account rather quickly and easily.

While celebrities and public figures enjoy the luxuries that come with popularity, there are some personalities who have been living the life of the affluent even before they became famous.

Kris Aquino and Mikee Cojuangco, for example, belong to the Cojuangco family in Tarlac.

Lucy Torres's parents own a sugarcane plantation in Ormoc City, while Heart Evangelista's dad Rey Ongpauco owns the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants.

All of them were part of this feature, 17 celebs who were born rich before they became famous, published by PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in 2016.

Here are 11 more celebrities born ito wealth.

Small Laude

As her fans may already know, entrepreneur and old-money scion Small Laude is no stranger to the crazy rich life.

Aside from being married to Philip Laude, successor of famous confectionary makers in the country, Small is an heiress herself. Her family is involved in rice milling, trading, and exporting businesses.


Her sister, Alice Eduardo, who is usually featured in Small's vlogs, is the founder and big boss of Sta. Elena Construction and Development Corporation, which did the foundation work for Solaire Resort & Casino, City of Dreams Manila, Manila Bay Resort, Okada Manila, and Resorts World Bayshore.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Small Laude


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Ysabel Ortega

Senator Lito Lapid and former actress Michelle Ortega's daughter, Ysabel Ortega, was named as one of Sparkle's Brightest Stars of 2022.

With television projects lined up for her since 2019, it is no question that Ysabel is making her own name in the industry, and raising her talent's worth.

But even before acting, the Voltes V: Legacy actress has already been living an affluent life, thanks to her parents, who both belong to political clans—her dad's turf is in Pampanga, while her mom's family is known in La Union.

Ysabel graduated with a Political Economy degree from the University of Asia and the Pacific, which is known to be among the most expensive colleges in the country. She is also currently taking up law.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Ysabel Ortega


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Quark Henares, Cristalle Belo Pitt, and Scarlet Snow Belo

Dra. Vicki Belo is one of the most celebrated dermatologists in the country.

She has three kids—Quark Henares and Cristalle Belo Henares-Pitt, with former husband Atom Henares; and Scarlet Snow Belo, with current husband Dr. Hayden Kho Jr.

Quark pursued his passion for filmmaking.

The multi-awarded director has an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business with a focus on entertainment and marketing.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Quark Henares


Cristalle, who is presently enjoying a quiet life in Australia with her husband Justin Pitt, launched the skincare line of The Belo Medical Group.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Cristalle Belo Pitt

Scarlet Snow, 7, is a social-media darling with 5.1 million followers on Instagram.

Among the three children of Dra. Vicki, it is Scarlet who has shown interest in becoming a beauty doctor like her parents.


Filipino celebs who were born rich Scarlet Snow Belo

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Mikee Quintos

Actress Mikaela Marie Javier Quintos, also known as Mikee Quintos, first got attention when she played her award-winning role as Lira/Milagros in Encantadia.

She grew up in the busy district of Sampaloc in Manila, and hails from a wealthy family of politicians and public servants.


Her grandfather Eduardo Quintos served as chief of police of Manila from 1948 to 1951, and again from 1962 to 1965.

Both of Mikee's parents—Jocelyn and Eduardo “Wardee” Quintos XIV—served as councilors in Manila.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Mikee Quintos

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Jake Ejercito

Filipino actor and model Jake Ejercito comes from a political family.

He is the son of former actor and Philippine President Joseph "Erap" Estrada.

From elementary school through high school, Jake attended Xavier School in San Juan. For college, he went to Queen Mary University of London to study politics.

In 2018, Jake graduated with a master's degree in Marketing from Northumbria University in Singapore.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Jake Ejercito


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Aside from being an international racer, Sofia Andres' partner Daniel Miranda is also recognized for his family ties.

The son of Martin Miranda and Angelique Lhuillier, Daniel and his brother Enrique are direct descendants of the Lhuillier Family, which owns Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop—the Philippines' largest pawnshop chain.

Daniel's grandparents are Philippe Lhuillier, Philippine ambassador to Spain and chairman of Cebuana Lhuillier Pawnshop, and his wife Edna Diago Lhuillier.

Furthermore, Daniel's mom Angelique co-owns auction house Casa de Memoria and the restored estate Palacio de Memoria.

Filipino celebs who were born rich Daniel Miranda


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A list of crazy rich Filipino celebrities always includes Bruneian royalty KC Del Rosario.

KC is the daughter of Brunei's Prince Jefri Bolkiah and his Filipino wife Evangeline del Rosario.

Her opulent lifestyle is usually posted on her Instagram feed, which showcases her lavish Forbes Park estate, her pet tiger cubs, and her numerous vacations.

KC Del Rosario


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Mayor Javi Benitez of Victorias City, Negros Occidental, has taken a hiatus from acting to focus on his political career.

His interest in both politics and showbiz stems from his father's background.

Javi is the son of Filipino businessman and former congressman Albee Benitez and Dominique "Nikki" Lopez-Benitez.

At present, Javi's father is the chairman of Leisure & Resorts World Corp., which operates bingo parlors nationwide.

Albee is also the man behind Brightlight Productions, which has a multimillion-peso block time deal with TV5.

Javi Benitez


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Ivana Alawi

When Filipino-Moroccan YouTuber Ivana Alawi dressed up as Cinderella and gave a mansion tour, no one could say it was far from reality.

After her Moroccan father passed away in 2018, the vlogger inherited her late dad's money and other properties in Bahrain.

In an episode of Gandang Gabi Vice in 2020, Ivana related, "Kaya hindi ko siya kino-consider na akin, kasi hindi ko naman siya pinaghirapan. Para sa family iyon, e.

"Actually. Kasi apat kami na magkakapatid, pero sa akin niya pinangalan lahat."

Filipino celebs who were born rich Ivana Alawi


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