Filipino Celebrities Proving Their Excellence in the Business Scene

Filipino Celebrities Proving Their Excellence in the Business Scene


Striking a balance between their entertainment careers and business ventures, here is a glimpse into the entrepreneurial pursuits of these Filipino celebrities

In the world of showbiz, Filipino celebrities have always been in the limelight for their talent and charm. However, there are a handful of men who have managed to cross boundaries and excel not only in the entertainment industry, but also in the business landscape. From owning their own production companies to launching restaurants, here are seven actors who have proven that they are not just talented on screen, but also driven in business.

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Ryan Bang

Filipino celebrities business - Ryan Bang
Photo: RYAN BANG (via Instagram)

Embraced by Filipinos, one of It’s Showtime‘s hosts, Ryan Bang, has graciously shared his Korean heritage. In his array of businesses, there’s Moridu Art, a haven for Korean hair services, and Ducup and Dookki, where the flavors of Korea come to life.

David Licauco

Filipino celebrities business - David Licauco
Photo: DAVID LICAUCO (via Instagram)

Beyond his successful ventures like Kuya Korea at UP Town Center and Sobra Café in Alabang, David Licauco also wears a hard hat as the owner of a construction company. In one of his interviews, the Maging Sino Ka Man actor shared that he got inspired to pursue this business project when he realized that he genuinely enjoyed building his own dining establishments.

Daniel Padilla

Daniel Padilla's business
Photo: DANIEL PADILLA (via Instagram)

Beyond his status as one of this generation’s prominent endorsers, Daniel Padilla is a business force to be reckoned with. Not only does he own a KFC franchise, but he’s also at the helm of The Rail. He also has co-ventures, which include Barbero Blues with his real-life partner Kathryn Bernardo, as well as District 8, a gastropub co-founded with other celebrities and personalities.

Enchong Dee

In one of his interviews, Enchong Dee unapologetically shared that he is the type of person who believes that every cent counts, and his business prowess is a testament to this mindset. He’s a co-owner of Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken branches in SM Megamall, U.P. Town Center, Market! Market!, and Marquee Mall, and he’s also the force behind the reopening of Academy of Rock Philippines, alongside business partner and fellow actor, Joshua Garcia.

SB19 Pablo 

In a bold move, P-Pop group SB19 has taken a giant leap in their careers by launching their very own venture, 1Z Entertainment. Pablo is leading the charge as CEO. According to him, their mission is to challenge industry norms and promote Filipino music, talent, and culture. Excitement is definitely in the air as we witness his leadership journey. 

Alden Richards

Alden, a man who thrives on risk, is also a certified businessman. He’s the proud owner of a McDonald’s branch in Laguna, shares ownership in Concha’s Garden Café, delves into real estate with build-and-sell projects, and leads Myriad, a production company specializing in live events, co-productions, and e-sports.

James Reid

James Reid's business
Photo: JAMES REID (via Instagram)

In addition to his roles as an actor, singer, songwriter, and record producer, James Reid wears the hat of a dedicated entrepreneur. He is one of the founders and president of Careless, an independent record label focused on discovering talent and propelling the local music industry to global recognition.

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