The commercialization of the life of Iglesia Ni Cristo founder Felix Ysagun Manalo made actor Dennis Trillo an instant millionaire.
Trillo topped the list of highest-grossing Filipino actors of 2015 with a total net worth of P237 million, just P1.2 million ahead of the Eat Bulaga “Boss”, host and actor Vic Sotto.
In a report released by Artista Magazine, Dennis Trillo earned a stunning P230 million alone from his role in the highly successful Felix Manalo.
Felix Manalo has broken the 2015 Philippine Box Office record when it earned P1 billion – the first ever by a Philippine-made movie.
Against its budget of P150 million, Felix Manalo has earned more than six times its production budget making the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.
Second on the list is another GMA veteran and host, actor Vic Sotto who sits at P235.8M, on thrid spot is Vice Ganda with P200 million, Sharon Cuneta is 4th with P195 million, and fifth is Joey De Leon with P190 million.
The other five on the top ten lists are John Loyd, Anne Curtis, Ryan Agoncillo/Judy Ann Santos, Dingdong/Marian Rivera Dantes, and Bea Alonzo.
“Many couldn’t believe on the success of Dennis, but the success of the film really put him there”, Artista editor Sally Jimenez told reporters on Friday.