Top Richest Lawyers of the World (2022)


8. Felipe Gozon

NameFelipe Enrique Henry Lapuz Gozon
Age82 years
Birthday8 December 1939
Place of birthManila, Philippines
Net Worth$200 Million
SpouseTeresa Gozon
  • With a net worth of $200 Million, Mr. Gozon is one of the most eminent and richest attorneys globally. He was born on 8 December 1939, and his roots are from the Philippines. 
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  • He’s made several startup investments throughout his life. Additionally, Mr. Gozon founded the GMA Corporates as his first business. In addition to operating as the top broadcasting company in the nation, GMA is also involved in developing and marketing motion pictures, music records, and new media. 
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  • Subsequently, he rose to the position of CEO in the same company. In 2007, GMA was also acknowledged by the national stock exchange of the Philippines. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that GMA organizations prospered entirely due to his guidance and diligence. 
  • Moreover, GMA is currently among the finest entrenched networks in Southeast Asia. The group’s annual turnover is something around $700 million.
  • Mr. Gozon’s legal profession contributed over 50% of his gross fortune, while GMA Framework contributed 50%. He graduated with (LL. B.) from the University of the Philippines. Additionally, he was ranked among the top 10 students in his class. 
  • He earned his Master’s degree from one of the Ivy League universities, i.e., Yale University Law School. He bagged the 13th position in the Bar council examinations in 1962. After that, Mr. Gozon got his appointment at the bar. 
  • He is a professional aviation attorney. In addition, he served as a member of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel. Another interesting fact about him is that “The Asia Pacific Legal 500” lists him as a top authority in this sector.
  • Mr. Gozon has also been a director and chairman of ICB and MMC, respectively. He takes great interest in bowling. Additionally, he is a voracious reader and loves to raise orchids. 
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  • Gozon was one of the 61 award winners who received the University of the Philippines’ distinguished alumni award in 2008. Mr. Gozon was the first Filipino to receive the Global Leadership Award on an international level, attributed to his achievements and contributions to the Media Industry. Furthermore, BizNews Asia honored him with the title “Tycoon of the Decade” in 2011.

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