In line with the Bureau of Internal Revenue’s list of top taxpayers for 2013 as of November 2014, PUSH.com.ph took note of the top 10 celebrities in the list.
1. Manny Pacquiao
Topping the BIR’s top taxpayers list with P163.8 million taxes paid is world-renowned Filipino boxer and Sarangani representative Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.
Forbes listed him as 2015’s top two highest paid celebrity in the world with a total of $160 million (or approximately P7.3 billion) income from his boxing salary/winnings and endorsements.
2. Piolo Pascual
Kapamilya actor and recording artist Piolo Pascual ranked 14th in the list with P42.5 million taxes paid.
His box office hit movies include The BreakUp Playlist, Starting Over Again, On The Job, and Don’t Give Up On Us while he recently starred in the primetime teleserye, Hawak Kamay. A mainstay singer on the Sunday variety show ASAP, some of Piolo’s albums reached Platinum status like Timeless which got a triple platinum recognition.
3. John Lloyd Cruz
After Piolo comes another Kapamilya actor, John Lloyd Cruz in the 15th with P41.9 million taxes paid.
A known product endorser, John Lloyd has starred in blockbuster films such as his trilogy film with Sarah Geronimo: A Very Special Love, You Changed My Life (which earned P232 million) and It Takes A Man and A Woman (which earned P405 million).
His movies with Bea Alonzo such as One More Chance and The Mistress (which earned P262 million) became widely popular as well.
4. Kris Aquino
Sixteenth on the list is Kapamilya actress and host, Kris Aquino with P40.4 million taxes paid.
Dubbed as the Queen of All Media, Kris has numerous endorsements and hosts the morning and evening weekday talk shows, Kris TV and Aquino and Abunda Tonight.
Known for her box office hit films like Sisterakas, Feng Shui, and Sukob, Kris also owns the film production company, K Productions. Her production house co-produced her son Bimby’s debut movie, My Little Bossings which earned P401 million.
5. Sharon Cuneta
With P39 million taxes paid, Megastar Sharon Cuneta made it to the list at top 19.
According to a PUSH report, Sharon was said to have signed a billion peso contract when she moved to TV5 in 2011.
Now, Sharon is back at the Kapamilya network where she became a host of Your Face Sounds Familiar season 1.
Throughout her showbiz career, the Megastar have starred in remarkable projects such as Madrasta, Bituin Walang Ningning, and Caregiver, among others. She has produced numerous albums and is also a sought-after product endorser.
6. Willie Revillame
Host Willie Revillame made it to the list’s top 20 with P38.3 million taxes paid.
Known for producing and hosting his own TV variety shows, Willie also became a recording artist and a businessman with several properties and endorsements.
According to a PUSH report last July 28, Willie emphasized the importance for celebrities to invest during YES! Magazine’s 15th anniversary. “Siguro it’s a lesson sa ating mga artista, dito sa showbiz, na 'pag nagkakapera ka, properties kaagad. Investment kaagad. Kasi once na nawala na tayo sa industriya… tandaan niyo, ang industriyang ito, ‘pag matanda na tayo, may bago nang lumalabas. Pag wala ka nang ratings, hindi ka na bida. Tandaan niyo, it’s a ratings game. ‘Pag mababa na rating mo, iba na tingin sa ‘yo. Mas maraming nagmamahal sa ‘yo sa industriya, pero mas mahalin mo yung sarili mo. Kasi, at the end of the day, kapag may sakit ka na, dapat may pera ka sa bulsa. Para hindi na tayo magmukhang kawawa,” the article quoted Willie.
7. Anne Curtis
It’s Showtime host Anne Curtis landed in the 36th slot with P28.2 million taxes paid.
Aside from her blockbuster films like No Other Woman, primetime series like Dyesebel and successful concert tours, Anne also ventured into the world of business.
She is a partner in food establishments Banzai, Sprout and Sabao. Recently, she and her co-partners launched the mobile game company, Xeleb in which she has her own celebrity game application called Anne Galing.
8. Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo
At number 44 is Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo with P24.3 million taxes paid.
Known for being an award-winning actress and sought-after endorser, Judy Ann has been in the entertainment industry since 1986.
A former host of the Philippine franchise of MasterChef and Junior MasterChef in the Kapamilya network, she recently fulfilled one of her dreams: to publish her own cook book.
9. Coco Martin
The number 52 spot went to Coco Martin with P22.4 million taxes paid.
During his guest appearance on Kris TV last year, Coco shared that he came from humble beginnings before he reached his superstar status.
Known for his top-rated teleseryes such as Walang Hanggan, Juan Dela Cruz, and Ikaw Lamang, Coco is set to do a remake of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano .
10. Vic Sotto
Bossing Vic Sotto is in the 53rd spot with P22.4 million taxes paid.
A respected actor, comedian and host, Vic Sotto has been in the entertainment industry since the ‘70s that he was able to do more than 80 films and 25 TV projects, apart from being a recording artist.
Known for being a box-office king, Vic’s movies, My Little Bossings (2013) and Enteng Ng Ina Mo (2011) earned P401 million and P260 million respectively. He currently hosts the longest running TV noontime show, Eat Bulaga!