Name - Proper: John Gokongwei Jr.

The Anvil Business Club honored John Gokongwei Jr. with its first Anvil Plaque of Excellence Award, which is given to any entrepreneur or business leader in the organization’s 14-year history of dining with international and local tycoons. Anvil members look up to Gokongwei’s life of rugged entrepreneurship, traditional Confucian values, passion and pioneering contributions to economic development as an "ideal role model for the youth."

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FILIPINO BILLIONAIRE. The simple life of John Gokongwei Jr. Photo by Jake Verzosa

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This is John Gokongwei Jr.'s speech delivered on March 1, 2002 during the launch of the Ateneo de Manila University John Gokongwei School of Management where he described his life as an entrepreneur, making his way up from bicycle age, batel age, trading age, age of manufacturing, age of brands until the age of globalization.

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John Gokongwei Jr. of JG Summit conglomerate that owns SM's rival, mall chain Robinsons, is the second richest with a net worth of $5.5 billion. Forbes said he moved up three spots after his company's stocks rose 30 percent, boosted by revenue growth in its petrochemical business and investments in Meralco, the Philippines largest power distributor. JG Summit also has interests in food and beverage, airlines, telecoms, property development, banking, retail, and hotels.

FILIPINO BILLIONAIRE. The simple life of John Gokongwei Jr. Photo by Jake Verzosa
Not many people know that rags-to-riches business leader John Gokongwei Jr. of Cebu Pacific Air, C2 tea drink, Jack ‘n’ Jill snacks, Robinsons Malls and many other diverse businesses is a La Sallian (La Salle folks used to be and often still are called “La Sallite”).When I asked Robina and other family members whether UP would be the next beneficiary of a huge donation from the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, they replied that it’s up to their father to decide. When I went to ask John Gokongwei Jr. the same question, he replied, “If we have the money.”
John Gokongwei Jr doesn’t believe money is important, at least not as important as other things.

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I can never forget John Gokongwei Jr. saying that the future business leaders of the Philippines may not be the heirs of taipans like him, but from the hardworking and often harassed new immigrant young traders in Binondo, Divisoria, 168 Mall, Baclaran or Quiapo in Manila. Many Philippine-born ethnic Chinese youths are too Westernized in values, too spoiled, too effete, not different from the many scions of the traditional power elite families. I remember Gokongwei saying that it’s very possible new future tycoons and business prime movers of the Philippine economy may also come from the ranks of small provinciano traders and entrepreneurs you don’t see hogging the media limelight, but working quietly day and night somewhere out there in Antique or Leyte or Nueva Vizcaya or Tawi-Tawi. Watch out and be awed!

John Gokongwei Jr. doesn’t believe money is important, or at least not as important as other things

Inspiring words from Mr. John Gokongwei Jr. | Rey Belen

Self-made multibillionaire John Gokongwei Jr. is donating half his fortune — at least P20 billion — to charity to mark his 80th birthday and his holding company’s 50th anniversary.

FILIPINO BILLIONAIRE. The simple life of John Gokongwei Jr. Photo by Jake Verzosa

John Gokongwei Jr. Inspiring Story | Pinoy Achievers Blog

John Gokongwei Jr. Net Worth: John Gokongwei Jr. is a Chinese Filipino businessman who has a net worth of $4.8 billion. The founder and Chairman of one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines, JG Summit, John Gokongwei Jr. made his debut as a billionaire on better understanding of his holdings. Nowadays, JG holds various business interests in airlines, banking, hotels, real estate, property development, petrochemicals, power generation, publishing, food manufacturing, and telecommunications. As for the companies that JG Summit Holdings has major holdings in, they include Digital Telecommunications Philippines and Cebu Pacific. Thanks to the abundant profits of the conglomerate, John Gokongwei Jr. has become one of the wealthiest individuals in Southeast Asia. Most recently, the group's budget carrier Cebu Air went public in what was the country's largest IPO in 2013, raising $620 million. Other family members are involved in JG Summit operations; most notably John's brother James Go chairs JG Summit, whereas his son Lance is president.