Cynthia Villar Can Buy 25 Million Milk Tea Glasses: Senators' Wealth Explained

Villar tops the Senate millionaires list.

The Senate on Thursday released the net worth of its members based on their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth as required by law.

Realtor Cynthia Villar, whose family is among the country's richest, topped the list, followed by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

Numbers by themselves don't capture the entire picture. What can you buy with Villar's net worth of P3.8 billion? It's a P300 million increase from the compariosn period, mid-2019 to December 2019.

Let's illustrate it with milk tea, the go-to drink of millennials, Gen Z and adults who want to defy the threat of diabetes.

We illustrated riches through common currency before, samgyupsal, to decode the annual Forbes billionaires list.

How Much are the Philippines' Billionaires Worth in Samgyupsal Currency? 

The wife of former Senate president Manny Villar can buy over 25.4 million cups of milk tea at P150 each. The increase in her net worth alone can buy 2 million cups.

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Billionaire boxer Pacquiao can buy 21.1 million cups of milk tea, followed by Senators Ralph Recto with 3.7 million cups, Migz Zubiri with 1.3 million cups, and Bong Revilla with 1.1 million cups

Here's how many cups of milktea other senators can buy with their net worth:

  • Sonny Angara- 948,084
  • Franklin Drilon- 681,730
  • Grace Poe- 650, 876
  • Sherwin Gatchalian- 636,029
  • Pia Cayetano- 551,828
  • Vicente Sotto III- 518,486
  • Richard Gordon- 474, 718
  • Lito Lapid- 472, 991
  • Francis Tolentino- 407,813
  • Nancy Binay- 402, 126
  • Panfilo Lacson- 326,394
  • Koko Pimentel- 242,056
  • Imee Marcos- 226,803
  • Ronald Dela Rosa- 220,168
  • Joel Villanueva- 201, 662
  • Kiko Pangilinan- 133,172
  • Bong Go- 122,607
  • Risa Hontiveros- 107,000
  • Leila De Lima- 55,490

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