Henry Sy

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sy.
Henry Sy
21st Presentation of SM Scholar -Graduates Batch 2017 Henry Sy tribute (cropped).jpg
Sy in 2017
Shi Zhicheng (Sy Chi Sieng)

(1924-10-15)October 15, 1924
DiedJanuary 19, 2019(2019-01-19) (aged 94)
Manila, Philippines
EducationFar Eastern University
  • Business magnate
  • investor
  • philanthropist
Known forFounder of SM Investments[1]
Spouse(s)Felicidad Tan-Sy
Children6 (Template:Abbreviation Teresita Sy-Coson)[2]

Henry Tan Chi Sieng Sy Sr. (Chinese: ; pinyin: Shī Zhìchéng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Si Chì-sêng; October 15, 1924 – January 19, 2019) was a Chinese-Filipino businessman and philanthropist. He was known as the "father of modern Philippine retail".[3] He developed ShoeMart into SM Investments, one of the largest malls in the Philippines. He also founded BDO Unibank and real estate.[3][4]

For eleven straight years until his death, Sy was named by Forbes as the richest person in the Philippines.[3] He died on January 19, 2019 from a heart attack, aged 94. His estimated net worth amounted to US$19 billion, which made him the 53rd richest person in the world.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Board of Directors". SM Investments Corporation webpage. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  2. 王艳芳. "Top 10 richest Chinese in the world - China.org.cn". www.china.org.cn. Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gutierrez, Jason (2019-01-20). "Henry Sy, 94, Dies; Philippines' Richest Man and a Shopping Mall Tycoon". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Olsen, Robert (January 19, 2019). "Philippines' Richest Man, Henry Sy, Dies At 94". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-01-21.