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The first Shoemart was establihed by Mr. Henry Sy in Carriedo Street, Quiapo, Manila in 1958. This was where my mom used to bring me to buy my shoes every school opening


This is a must read for all Filipinos. Specially those, like me, who have no recollection of the Philippines when it was the 2nd wealthiest nation in Asia, after Japan. Citizens of other countries, like Henry Sy Sr, one of the wealthiest man in the world, migrated to the Philippines in search for a better future. He built his business empire after the 2nd world war.

The fourth child and son of PH’s richest man Henry Sy shares how he keeps the supermall brand on top of its game.


Henry Sy still Phl’s richest

Tycoon Henry Sy, who built his SM retail fortune from a footwear shop in Manila…

MANILA – There is no better model of a successful self-made billionaire than the richest man in the Philippines, mall magnate Henry Sy Sr. of the SM Group.