Which Universities Have Produced The Most Filipino Billionaires?

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Or more appropriately, where the country’s super rich sent their kids to earn their degrees.

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And if you’re wondering what degrees they got, below are the educational attainments of the country’s business tycoons and their next of kin.

Henry Sy ($14.4 billion)

Associate of Arts degree in Commercial Studies, Far Eastern University (1950)

Teresita Sy-Coson
AB-BS Commerce Major in Management, Assumption College

Hans Sy
Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, De La Salle University

Henry Sy Jr.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, Finance and Commerce, De La Salle University

Elizabeth Sy
Business Administration, Maryknoll College (Miriam College)

Herbert Sy
Bachelor of Science Major in Management, De La Salle University

Harley Sy
Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major Finance, De La Salle University

John Gokongwei Jr. ($5.5 billion)

MBA, De La Salle University (1961)

Robina Gokongwei-Pe
Bachelors of Arts in Journalism, New York University

Lance Gokongwei
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Science in Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania

Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng
Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, Ateneo de Manila University; Master’s degree in Journalism, Columbia University

Faith Gokongwei-Lim
Bachelor of Arts Major in English Literature, De La Salle University

Hope Gokongwei-Tang
Bachelor of Arts Major in English Literature, De La Salle University

Andrew Tan ($4.5 billion)

Business Administration, University of the East (1974)

Kevin Andrew Tan
Business Administration Major in Management, University of Asia and the Pacific

Kendrick Andrew Tan
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Southern New Hampshire University

Lucio Tan ($4.3 billion)

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Far Eastern University

Timmy Tan
Business Administration, American University London

Vivien Tan
Math and Computer Science, University of San Francisco; Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles California

Michael Tan
Civil Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Lucio “Bong” Tan Jr.
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California; Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Enrique K. Razon Jr. ($4.1 billion)

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, De La Salle University (1980)

Katrina Razon
Communications Major, Northeastern University, Boston

George Ty ($4 billion)

BS Commerce, University of Santo Tomas

Anjanette Ty-Dy Bunico
Bachelor of Science in Economics, International Christian University, Tokyo Japan

Margaret Ty-Cham
Bachelor of Science in Humanities, De La Salle University

Alesandra V. Ty
Bachelor of Science in Legel Management, Ateneo de Manila University; MBA at China Europe International Business School, Shanghai, China

Alfred V. Ty
Business Administration, University of Southern California

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Aboitiz Family ($3.6 billion)

Jon Ramon Aboitiz
BS Commerce Major in Management, University of Santa Clara, California

Erramon Aboitiz
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting and Finance, Gonzaga University, Washington

Mikel Aboitiz
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Gonzaga University, Washington

Jaime Zobel de Ayala ($3.5 billion)

Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Sciences, Harvard University (1957)

Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Harvard College; MBA, Harvard Business School

Fernando Zobel de Ayala
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Harvard College

David Consunji ($3.2 billion)

Civil Engineering, University of the Philippines

Isidro Consunji
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of the Philippines; Master of Business Economics, Center for Research & Communication; Master of Business Management, Asian Institute of Management

Tony Tan Caktiong ($2.2 billion)

Chemical Engineering, University of Santo Tomas

Carl Tan Caktiong
BS in Commerce Major in Operations Management Information System, Santa Clara University; MBA, INSEAD

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Robert Coyiuto Jr. ($1.6 billion)

Undergraduate degree, San Beda College

Manuel Villar ($1.5 billion)

Business Administration, University of the Philippines Diliman (1970); Master’s degree in Business Administration (1973)

Cynthia Villar
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of the Philippines Diliman; Master’s Degree in Business Administration, New York University

Manuel Paolo Villar III
Bachelor of Science in Economics and Bachelor of Applied Science, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Mark Villar
BA Philosophy, Political Science and Economics, University of Pennsylvania

Camille Villar
Business Management, Ateneo de Manila University

Yap Family ($1.4 billion)

Basilio Yap
BS Commerce Major in Accounting, De La Salle University; Master in Business Management, Asian Institute of Management

Emilio Yap III
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, De La Salle University

Alfredo Yao ($1.25 billion)

Doctorate Degree in Business Administration, Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Carolyn Yao
BS Commerce, University of Santo Tomas

Oscar Lopez ($1 billion)

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard College (1951); Master’s degree in Public Administration, Harvard University

Eugenio Lopez Sr.
Ateneo de Manila University, Law University of the Philippines; Master of Laws, Harvard University

Eugenio Lopez Jr.
Bachelor of Arts degree, Virginia Military Institute; MBA from Harvard Business School, Harvard University

*Based on Forbes Philippines’ 50 Richest list, 2015

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