Our politicians’ wealth and how they acquire it is a great concern for us as a nation and as a people. We’ve been betrayed not once, not twice, but many times. We’ve been witnesses to how politicians enrich themselves as they plunder the coffers of the nation.
So, our curiosity dictates: Who could be the richest politicians of the country? How much do they make? This list is based on some of the politicians declaration of Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) and unofficial sources.
10. Jinggoy Estrada – Net Worth: P195,072,927
[wp_ad_camp_1] Jose Pimentel Ejercito, Jr. popularly known as Senator Jinggoy Estrada declared his 2014 wealth at 195,072,927.44. He is the son of Philippines 13th Philippine President Joseph Estrada and former Philippine Senator Loi Estrada.
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada is currently detained for his alleged involvement in the Napoles Pork Barrel Scam. While Estrada is in detention, coaccused Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile has been granted bail from plunder by the Supreme Court because of his stature and frail health. Meanwhile, Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. has been denied bail by the Sandiganbayan.
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