John Gokongwei

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John Gokongwei
Native name
John Lim Gokongwei, Jr.

(1926-08-11)11 August 1926
Died9 November 2019(2019-11-09) (aged 93)
Manila, Philippines
EducationUniversity of San Carlos
Known forFounder and Chairman Emeritus of JG Summit Holdings, Inc.[1]
Net worth$4.5 Billion (May 2019) [2]
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Yu
Parent(s)John Gokongwei, Sr. (Go Kong Wei)
Juanita Márquez Lim

John Lim Gokongwei Jr. (traditional Chinese: 吳奕輝; simplified Chinese: 吴奕辉; pinyin: Wú Yìhuī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ E̍k-hui; 11 August 1926 – 9 November 2019)[3] was a Filipino billionaire businessman and philanthropist.

He had holdings in telecommunications, financial services, petrochemicals, power generation, aviation, food, beverage, and livestock farming. Gokongwei also owned Universal Robina Corporation, one of the largest manufacturer of snacks in Southeast Asia. He was the chairman of JG Summit Holdings, one of the largest conglomerates in the Philippines.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Board of Directors". JG Summit Holdings Inc. Webpage. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. "John Gokongwei, Jr". Forbes online. Retrieved 23 July 2017.

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