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10 Pinoy Celebs who were born rich before they became famous

Why do celebrities enter showbiz? To some, it's a dream profession. They go to auditions, attend go-see, and do not mind starting as extra. They always say acting in front of the camera gives them a natural high.

To some, it's a means to make life more comfortable. They join the long lines to try their luck at reality-search shows. They find ways to get discovered by a talent scout or a manager or a network or a film outfit.

To some, it was a twist of fate that brought them to the industry. They are stars who were born into rich families, and their parents probably didn't expect them to become artista. They live in mansions and resort-like houses.

This list is about them, and it features 17 celebrities who, with or without their showbiz careers, will do just Why do celebrities enter showbiz?

Derek Ramsay was born in England, where he was raised by a British father and a Filipina mother.In an interview, Derek said his dad "was an ex-policeman who worked as a detective-inspector for Scotland Yard. "Security is the best thing he knew so when he came to the Philippines he started his own electronic-security." Their family owns a house in Tagaytay and San Vicente, Palawan.

They also have a "little paradise" in Talisay, Batangas, which has an infinity pool with a sunken bar,spa, sauna and scrub rooms, an artificial waterfalls, a tree house, plus dental and surgery rooms.

Ellen Meriam Go Adarna (born April 2, 1988) is a Filipino actress. Ellen is the eldest child. Her family owns various hotels, resorts, condominiums, Queensland, a chain of motels in Cebu, Manila and Davao, and a Temple in honor of her late grandmother. She is a model who started as an internet celebrity.

Enzo Pineda is the screen name of "Lorenzo Macam Pineda" who was born on August 12, 1990 in Quezon city, Philippines. He joined the reality search show entitled “Starstruck,” in which he was one of the finalists. Enzo is an athletic person and used to be a varsity in school.

Being a son to Manny Pacquiao's brand manager Eric Pineda once became an issue during Enzo's stint on StarStruck. But he asserted that his family's influence and money did not have anything to do with the competition's outcome, where he won as First Prince.

Aside from being an artist, Heart Evangelista-Escudero or Love Marie is a restaurant heiress. Rey Ongpauco, her father, owns the Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants.

At the age of seven, she convinced her initially-reluctant dad to let her chase her dream of becoming an actress. After all, she came from a family of actors. Her grandparents, the Ongpaucos, owned Everlasting Films. Her uncle Rod Evans (Rod Ongpauco in real life) was an actor. Rod's wife Liberty Ilagan was also an actress.

Her mother, Sharon Cuneta, is one of richest women in showbiz. And prior to entering showbiz, KC Concepcion was already earning seven to eight digits per endorsement.

But her student days in Paris had taught the actress/singer to lead an independent life. At present, she is busy fulfilling her duties as the National Ambassador Against Hunger of the United Nations' World Food Programme.

Kris Aquino is also part of showbiz's list of richest women. In 2011,she was among the top taxpayers for her numerous endorsements and projects. She paid the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) a total tax of 49.872 million.

Of course, she worked hard for all her accomplishments. But before she became the Queen of All media, she was first known as a presidential daughter. Kris is the daughter of former President Cory Aquino and former Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

She is also the sister of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. Her mom's family also belongs to the promient Cojuangco clan in Tarlac.

Lucy Torres's family owns a sugarcane plantation in Ormoc City, where she is presently the congresswoman and her husband, Richard Gomez, is the mayor.

Maine Mendoza's dad is an engineer and an entrepreneur, while her mom is an accountant. Their family owns a franchise of a gasoline station and a fast-food chain.

Richard Yap was raised by a traditional Chinese family involved in rice, corn, shipping, and lumber businesses. But the Chinito actor decided to pursue his own path, and is now a restaurateur, owner of a pet hotel and flooring center.

Matteo Guidicelli was a known racer before becoming an actor. Gianluca Guidicelli, his Italian father, owns a manufacturing business.

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10 Pinoy Celebs who were born rich before they became famous

Why do celebrities enter showbiz? To some, it's a dream profession. They go to auditions, attend go-see, and do not mind starting as ext...