Roberto Ongpin
Roberto Ongpin

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Name: Roberto Ongpin
Occupation: Diver
Gender: Male
Birth Day: January 6, 1937
Age: 83
Birth Place: Manila, Philippines, Philippines
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Roberto Ongpin

Roberto Ongpin was born on January 6, 1937 in Manila, Philippines, Philippines (83 years old). Roberto Ongpin is a Diver, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Find out Roberto Ongpinnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$1.3 Billion

Salary 2020

Not known

With the net worth of $1.3 Billion, Roberto Ongpin is the # 1051 richest person on earth all the time follow our database.

Roberto Ongpin Net Worth Detail

In the 2018 ranking by Forbes Magazine of the world's richest, Ongpin was named as the Philippines' twelfth wealthiest Filipino (up from sixteenth in 2017), with a net worth US$3.72 billion.

Biography Timeline


Roberto Velayo Ongpin was born on January 6, 1937. He is the second of seven children by Luis Roa Ongpin and Lourdes Morales Velayo. He grew up in the neighborhood of Pinaglabanan in San Juan, which was then a suburb of the City of Manila. Roberto Ongpin is the great grandson of Román T. Ongpin, a Filipino-Chinese businessman and philanthropist who aided Filipino revolutionaries against the Spanish and American colonial administration in the Philippine islands. The Ongpins have been named as among the "most influential and enduring families of the Philippines" for their contributions to the nation's growth.


Ongpin was able to attend school through a scholarship. After graduating from Ateneo High School, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (cum laude) from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1957. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1958, after which he briefly joined Procter & Gamble in Manila.


In 1961, Ongpin earned his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University. It was during his time in Harvard that he met and married his wife of 55 years, Monica Arellano of Valparaiso, Chile. They have three children together, Stephen Arellano Ongpin, Dahlea Arellano Ongpin and Anna Arellano Ongpin. He also has two other children from different mothers, Michelle Schroer Ongpin, and Julian Stone Ongpin. He has four grandchildren, Adlyna, Adeeb, Isaac, and Amyla.


After moving back to the Philippines in 1963, Roberto V. Ongpin was recruited by his maternal uncle, Fred Velayo to work for "the Philippines' largest multidisciplinary professional services firm," Sycip Gorres Velayo & Company (SGV). According to SGV Chairman Emeritus Washington Sycip, Ongpin is "one of the most aggressive and effective managers" he has ever known. In 1966, two years after joining the firm, Ongpin - who was barely 30 years old at that time - was named a managing partner of SGV. He served the company from 1964 to 1979.


In 1979, Roberto V. Ongpin became the Philippines' youngest Trade and Industry Minister at age 42 when he accepted the invitation of former Philippine President, Ferdinand E. Marcos, Sr., to join his cabinet.

In 1979, Ongpin acquired control of South Seas Oil and Mineral Exploration Co. Inc. a mining and exploration company incorporated on August 20, 1969.


In 1984, with "the Philippines facing a debt and foreign exchange crisis, the black market exchange rate soared to Php 30 per Dollar (versus the official rate of Php 14 per Dollar)." Ongpin is credited with stabilizing the Philippine Peso by establishing the "Binondo Central Bank," a dual exchange rate system that allowed the government to narrow the rate gap by directly intervening in black market currency prices.


On January 18, 2000, South Seas Natural Resources, Inc. became PhilWeb.Com, Inc., an internet company, upon the stockholders’ approval of a restructuring plan which involved changes in the Company’s name, and primary purpose, among others.


At the annual stockholders’ meeting on May 31, 2002, the stockholders approved the change in corporate name from, Inc. to PhilWeb Corporation. The stockholders also approved the inclusion of the gaming business as an additional secondary purpose of the Company. The SEC approved these changes on November 5, 2002.


Ongpin owns 94% of the shares of Alphaland, and is chairman of Alphaland Balesin Island Club, Inc., and the City Club at Alphaland Makati Place, Inc.; the developers of the Balesin Island Club, a "world-class, members-only resort that has been described as a 500-hectare paradise with 7.3 kilometers of pristine white sand beaches, located 21 kilometers southwest of Polillo, Quezon Province," and the City Club, an Php 8 billion multi-use commercial residential complex that has three high-rise buildings, a shopping mall, and a "3-hectare leisure, entertainment and business club." In 2015, Alphaland’s comprehensive net income rose 31% to P7.2 billion, from P5.5 billion in the previous year. In 2016 company profits rose 7.5% to Php 7.7 billion (from Php 7.2B in 2015).


In August 2016, Ongpin resigned his post as chairman of PhilWeb Corporation, after being tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as being part of the oligarchy, which was followed by a subsequent order to halt the online gambling industry, which was the core business of Philweb. Ongpin later clarified that Philweb is "not an online gaming company," but is merely the "software providers of e-Games, which is actually owned by (the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation)."


In September 2017 Ongpin launched Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges, " a 78-hectare master-planned development of 300 lodge-style log homes" in Baguio City, Philippines.The project is being developed at a cost of P5 billion.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Stephen Ongpin Children N/A N/A N/A
#2 Julian Ongpin Children N/A N/A N/A
#3 Jaime Ongpin Siblings N/A N/A N/A
#4 Monica Arellano Spouse N/A N/A N/A

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Roberto Ongpin is 84 years, 10 months and 26 days old. Roberto Ongpin will celebrate 85th birthday on a Thursday 6th of January 2022. Below we countdown to Roberto Ongpin upcoming birthday.


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