15. Felicidad Tan Sy
The wife of SM Group founder Henry Sy Sr. She is so humble and deeply religious. Felicidad is said to be the reason SM malls hold Catholic Masses every Sunday. Her younger brother Dr. Paulino Y. Tan used to be a top official of De La Salle University, and helps the Sy family run Asia Pacific College as its president.
16. Imelda Romualdez Marcos
Cosmopolitan magazine in December 1975 ranked her as one of the world’s top 10 richest women and speculated that Imelda might be the richest in the world and wealthier than even Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain. Former first-lady, the wife of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., the indefatigable, controversial and also charismatic “Iron Butterfly” and now congresswoman. She claims her husband was already rich from trading gold before rising to power, while her critics accuse her of ill-gotten wealth.