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# 184 Manny Villar 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/20/2024
-$48.8M (-0.44%)

# 184 Manny Villar 


Real Time Net Worth
as of 4/20/2024
-$48.8M (-0.44%)
OccupationChair, Vista Land & Lifescapes
Source of WealthReal Estate
ResidenceManila, Philippines
Marital StatusMarried
Age-Adjusted Net Worth$4.27B
Manny Villar
Manny Villar
Net worth: $11.0B

Self-Made Score 

Wealth History

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Early Life and Education

Manuel Bamba Villar Jr. was born on December 13, 1949 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines to a poor family with eight siblings
Earned a Bachelor's and Master's in Business Administration University of the Philippines Diliman

Early Career

Accountant at Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co.
Founder of Prime Water, operating nationwide

Business Ventures

Initiated sand and gravel delivery business, expanded into mass housing
Established Golden Haven Memorial Park chain
Chairman of Vista Land & Lifescapes
Stakeholder in Golden MV Holdings
Listed entities include VistaREIT, Vistamalls, AllHome, AllDay Marts

Political Career

Served as Congressman and Speaker of the House
Senator and President of the Senate of the Philippines
Ran for president in 2010

Family and Political Connections

Wife Cynthia and son Mark are senators
Daughter Camille is a congresswoman
Son, Manuel Paolo, runs Vista Land & Lifescapes
Diversifying business with investments in TV and plans for a casino and theme park

How long would it take you to become as rich as Manny Villar?

If you started with $10,000 and invested an additional $500 each month at a 43.95% CAGR, it would take you 5 years to reach Manny Villar's net worth of $11.0B.

Is this realistic? It depends how closely the VIX-TA-Macro Advanced model performs to its history in the future. Since Grizzly Bulls launched on January 1, 2022, it's returned 34.07% compared to 5.08% for the S&P 500 benchmark.

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Manny Villar is very wealthy, but what's stopping you from reaching that same level of success? As summarized in our five fundamental rules to wealth building, becoming wealthy in a modern capitalist economy is not complicated. There's actually only three variables:

  1. Your starting capital
  2. Your earnings after expenses
  3. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of your savings

Most people start with zero or very little, so if you weren't born into wealth, don't fret! The majority of the fortunate folks listed in our Grizzly Bulls’ Billionaires Index came from middle class or lower backgrounds. The most distinguishing characteristic of the group is their ability to consistently earn a high CAGR on their savings.

Every billionaire has a unique strategy to achieve high CAGR. For Manny Villar, Real Estate is the primary source. Whether you choose to invest your savings in your own businesses or the businesses of others is not as important. The salient piece of the puzzle is ensuring that your hard-earned savings are generating sufficient CAGR to reach your long term goals.

Most people simply invest their money in index funds and call it a day. There's nothing wrong with this approach, but it guarantees relative mediocrity. To achieve greatness, you need to invest your money to earn higher than average returns. In the long run, better investors will always finish ahead of better earners.

Source: Grizzly Bulls reporting

Methodology: Grizzly Bulls' Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's billionaires and richest people. Grizzly Bulls strives to provide the most accurate net worth calculations available. We pull data from public equity markets, SEC filings, public real estate records, and other reputable sources.

The index is dynamic and updates daily at the close of U.S. stock market trading based on changes in the markets, economy, and updates to Grizzly Bulls' proprietary algorithm of personal wealth calculation. Stakes in public companies are tracked daily based on the relevant closing prices of the underlying securities. Additionally, stakes in private companies, cash, real estate, and other less easily valued assets are updated periodically through careful analysis of insider transactions, comparable public company sales / EBITDA multiples, etc.

Edited by: Lee Bailey