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20 Pinoy Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Were Entrepreneurs

  • 20 celebrities that established their own businesses
  • Celebrities pursuing careers outside the entertainment industry

We often see celebrities on television but ever wondered which of them has successfully established a business?

Here are 20 well known celebrities turned entrepreneurs:

1. Anne Curtis


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Actress/Host launched her own makeup line last year named blk cosmetics. blk is one of the few local brands that have an official cruelty-free certification from PETA.

2. Alden Richards

“Pambansang Bae” Alden Richard opened his restaurant Concha’s Garden Cafe in Cliffhouse, Tagaytay City. The place offers various takes on delicious Filipino dishes.

3. Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, Abby Asistio

If you ever passed by the Runner’s Kitchen along Tomas Morato in Quezon City, it is owned by celebrity friends Glaiza de Castro, Bianca King, Xander Angeles, and Abby Asistio. They serve a variety of “guilt-free” food.

4. Fabio Ide

Not everyone knows but Brazilian actor/model/racer Fabio Ide is one of the owners of the high-end bar The Palace Pool Club.

5. Jennylyn Mercado

Actress Jennylyn Mercado is the owner of Fit and Form which is a combination of a salon, a spa, and a boutique. It is located in Quezon City.

6. Vice Ganda

Like his “It’s Showtime” co-host, Vice Ganda also recently launched his own cosmetic brand, Vice Cosmetics. Their products are proven cruelty-free by the United States PETA. He also co-owns bar District 8 with fellow celebs namely, Daniel Padilla, James Yap, Marc Pingris, etc.

7. Benjamin Alvez

Books and Borders is a cafe co-owned by actor and model Benjamin Alvez. It currently has four branches around Metro Manila

8. Lovi Poe

Love Poe co-owns the restaurant and casual hang-out place, Cable Car, in Bonifacio Global City. It specializes in American and Filipino finger food.

9. Tim Yap

TV and radio host, newspaper editor, creative director, columnist, club owner and eventologist Tim Yap may seem to have a lot in his hands, but he also co-owns several clubs in the country like Valkyrie, The Palace Pool Club, and Revel.

10. Marvin Agustin

Actor/Chef Marvin Agustin co-founded the Sumosam Group of Restaurants that owns a large number of restaurants around the country, and even in San Francisco as well.

11. Marian Rivera

As a lover of everything floral, actress Marian Rivera opened her own business Flora Vida that serves beautiful flower arrangements.

12. Martin del Rosario

Martin opened a bar in Quezon City last year called The Armory. Martin describes his bar as a rustic space with affordable drinks to hang out with old friends and make new ones.

13. Ara Mina

Actress, singer, endorser, and entrepreneur Ara Mina owns the Hazelberry Cafe in Batasan Hills, Quezon City. The cafe is known for its freshly baked goodies.

14. Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga

This goofy siblings recently opened their milk tea shop called Happy Cup. It now has several branches all around Manila.

15. Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza and her family recently opened their franchise of the popular fast food chain, McDonald’s, located in Sta. Clara, Bulacan.

16. Sharon Cuneta

Singer/Actress Sharon Cuneta and her husband Kiko Pangilinan opened Mesa, a restaurant that offers traditional Filipino food. Mesa currently has 19 branches.

17. Shamcey Supsup

Miss Universe 2011 third runner-up Shamcey Supsup and her husband ventured into the food industry as the opened their restaurant Pedro ‘n Coi.

18. Karylle Padilla-Yuzon

“It’s Showtime” host Karylle Padilla-Yuzon now co-owns Centerstage Family KTV in Makati City and Pasay City.

19. Georgina Wilson

Filipino-British model, actress, host and VJ Georgina Wilson c0-owns eyewear brand Sunnies Studios with three of her friends. They have also opened the cafe and resto Sunnies Cafe.

20. Jericho Rosales

As an actor into grooming, he opened up a barber shop called Talas Manileno.

Written by Jackie Mata

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