Manny Pacquiao’s destruction of Ricky Hatton brings once more the unresolved issue who is richer between him and “Wowowee” host Willie Revillame. When it comes to net worth, will he also destroy Will, Willie’s new official nickname. That’s probably easy to figure out. Manny earns in mostly in US dollars while Will in Philippine Peso.
Manny earned an estimated P580 million in his win over Ricky. That’s US$2 million or P50 million per minute for the entirety of the match. Manny earned the amount in one day but involving many days of preparation. According to experts, Manny is now comparable to Muhammad Ali as an all-time boxing great. With all the money he had earned in boxing, he’s now one of the richest persons in the world. He is also a high paid endorser and whatever he’s forgettable showbiz career earns him.
Will is rumored to earn P1 million per episode of “Wowowee” from his talent fee and personal endorsements. But he had denied this. If this is true or close to it, it means Will will earn as much as Manny in 580 days or more than 11 months!
A quick comparison reveals if Manny averages two fights per year at P500 million per fight, that’s P1 billion annually. Will, on the other hand, earns something like P312 million (P1 million x 6 days x 52 weeks) annually!
This shows Manny is a much bigger and faster earner than Will.
n terms of real estate property, Manny has acquired mansions and townhouses in the US, General Santos City and Manila. This includes a mansion in an elite American subdivision in Los Angeles he recently purchased for US$2 million. Appliances alone are already worth US140,000. He has an unaccounted number of luxury cars He has vast tracks of agricultural land in Saranggani province. He has business interests in Gensan, Manila and the US.Will toils daily except Sunday. But he has another source of income: his shows abroad as producer, the income of which in US$ has not been taken in this computation. Will has four lots and houses/buildings in Quezon City and one in Tagaytay, Batangas plus more than 10 luxury cars plus two luxury yachts, one of which costs P80 million.
Manny heavily relies on trusted persons to run each component of his career. For example: Team Pacquiao which is responsible for his boxing career as a coach, trainers, assistants trainers, even a PR person and a promoter. He knows exactly how much his bank balance.
Manny has some investments; Will has invested all of his earnings in real property and fixed assets. But his Will Theater and Mall adjacent to the ELJ Communications Center Building is a start to put his money in income-generating assets.
As such, only a full accounting of Manny and Will’s assets and liabilities can determine their net worth. Since none is available, only as estimate can determine who is richer. It seems Manny has the upper hand, so to speak.
BUZZ: How does Will’s mom, Nanay Mryna, compare with Donya Dionisia Pacquiao? There’s no comparison! Nanay Myrna is a simple old woman given to simple tastes but Donya Dionisia thinks she’s a twentysomething gifted by God with smashing beauty and great wealth.