Jose Mari Chan Net Worth $18 Million
Jose “Joe” Mari Lim Chan (born March 11, 1945) is a Philippine singer, TV host, endorser, songwriter, and businessman in the sugar industry. He is currently chairman and CEO of Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Inc. (BISCOM) and A. Chan Sugar Corporation. He is also the chairman and president of Signature Music, Inc. Awarded in 1974 as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines. He received a Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Philippine Association of the Recording Industry and The Metro Pop Foundation. Recipient of the first-ever ABS-CBN “ELITE Platinum Award” in 2005 and a recipient of the 2006 Dr. Jose P Rizal Award For Excellence.
Chan first appeared on the local scene as a guest on Pilita Corrales‘s program An Evening with Pilita in 1965. The next year, he became the host and singer of a television show called 9 Teeners of ABS-CBN 3 (now ABS-CBN 2) which aired on weekdays and Saturdays in 1966. Since he was a junior student at that time at Ateneo and he was being encouraged to become a businessman, his father only consented his involvement if he was not paid a salary for the stint. His first single “Afterglow” was released in 1967. He would release his first album two years later. after he was approached by an independent record producer.
His first long-playing album Deep in My Heart was issued in 1969. In 1973, he represented the Philippines in the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo where his song “Can We Just Stop And Talk Awhile” went into the final entries. For more or less than four years from 1970 to 1974, Jose Mari Chan was able to compose more than 20 songs for movies and earned him different recognitions and nominations at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards (FAMAS Awards). He also wrote several well-loved commercial jingles among which are the Philippine Airlines‘ “Love at Thirty Thousand Feet” and the Alaska Milk jingle. Between 1974 and 1975 he was the Star of a series of Television Network Specials spotlighting his words and music.