Kris Aquino Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Sep 09, 2022 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Aug 29, 2022
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Born in the Philippines on February 14, 1971, Kris Aquino is estimated to have a net worth of about $10 million
Age: 1-99
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About Kris Aquino

Kris Aquino is the fifth child of the 11th President of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino, and the assassinated Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Kris Aquino was born into an illustrious and well-known family; both her mother and brother have been Presidents of the Philippines. She has a mixed ancestry - Chinese and Kapampangan (northern Philippines).

During most of Kris' elementary school days, the Aquino family was in exile in New York. Her father, Benigno Aquino Jr, was an aggressive opponent of the then Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos. As a seven-year-old, Kris Aquino stood in for her father in campaign rallies during the 1978 parliamentary elections as he was jailed.

Kris instantly shot to fame, being featured on the Time Magazine cover and the front page of The New York Times. Senator Aquino was assassinated when Kris was only 12 years old. She returned to the Philippines and actively participated in the rallies against the Marcos regime.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kris Aquino's net worth?

Kris Aquino has a net worth of $10 million.

How much does Kris Aquino earn per year?

Though Kris Aquino's annual income is not known, she is one of the top taxpayers in her country. While her primary source of income is her show business, she has invested in various other businesses.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kris Aquino?

Kris Aquino is 5 ft 2 in (161 cm) tall.

How old is Kris Aquino?

Kris Aquino is 51 years old as of 2022.

Childhood And Education

Christened as Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino, Kris Aquino is the last of five children. Her siblings are Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee, Maria Aquino-Cruz, former Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, and Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada . She was born in Quezon City, the 'City of Stars.' She went to Poveda Learning Center and Colegio San Agustin-Makati high school. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Ateneo de Manila University in 1992.

The political turmoil in her country impacted Kris Aquino's early life. Kris Aquino was a baby when her father was arrested, and her mother raised her and her siblings single-handedly. In 1980, the Aquino family moved to New York on a self-imposed exile but returned in 1983 when the situation in the Philippines worsened. Kris was only 12 years old when her father was assassinated at Manila Airport.

Her debut television appearance was at the age of 14, in the show 'See True.'

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Kris Aquino's partner?

The biography of Kris Aquino reads like a blockbuster, but the personal life of Kris Aquino has been a bitter-sweet roller coaster ride. She dated Robin Padilla in the '90s but was short-lived because of her status and her mother's opposition, the then Philippine President.

After working together in a film, she dated Philip Salvador, 18 years her senior. They parted ways in 1999; their son Josh was born in 1994 when Kris was 23. Philip Salvador was still married during his five-year relationship with Kris.

Her relationship with Joey Marquez gained publicity after their bitter breakup in 2003.

On July 10, 2005, Kris Aquino married James Yap, a professional basketball player with the Philippine Basketball Association. Her second son, Bimbi Yap was born in April 2007. Her marriage to James Yap was annulled in February 2012.

In October 2021, Kris Aquino announced her engagement to Mel Senen Sarmiento, a Filipino politician. However, in January 2022, she broke the news of her breakup with Sarmiento.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For...

Kris Aquino is dubbed 'Queen of all Media' in the Philippines because of her ease of performance in any medium she chooses. She has had an illustrious career spread across films, television, and social media, as an anchor, actress, producer, and entrepreneur but is best known for her talk shows.

Kris Aquino did guest stints in television dramas and comedies as a teenager. Her film career began with 'Pido Didas,' a blockbuster hit in 1990. Her performance in 'Feng Shui' and 'Sukob,' the highest-grossing movie in 2006, won her many accolades. After being a successful movie actress in several films, she shifted her focus to a television career.

Her popular television series include 'The Kris Aquino Show' and 'Today with Kris Aquino.' She also hosted a few other showbiz talk shows such as 'Morning Girls with Kris and Korina,' 'The Buzz,' 'Boy & Kris', 'Showbiz News Ngayon,' and 'Kris TV.' Kris Aquino is also a successful entrepreneur; she is co-owner of Lena Restaurant, Sencillo (a Mexican restaurant), and Sierra Madre Water. Her other business ventures include fast-food franchises and Nacho Bimby.

Charity Work

Since childhood, Kris Aquino has been in the limelight, and she has used her fame to endorse awareness of children's rights. She has been an avid advocate for LGBTQ rights and appreciation of art and culture. She is a philanthropist, contributing to the cause of lupus awareness. Having been introduced to politics as a child, she continues to fight for freedom of expression and democratic reforms.

Kris Aquino is one of the major donors to Gawad Kalinga, an NGO that aims to alleviate poverty in the Philippines. She has sponsored 319 children through World Vision. She is also an ardent supporter of Go Negosyo, a non-stock, non-profit organization that aims to address poverty by creating job opportunities and encouraging entrepreneurship.

What awards has Kris Aquino won?

Her debut film 'Pido Dida: Sabay Tayo' got her the status of Box-office queen in 1990. She was adjudged Best Supporting Actress in 2003 by the KAPPT Award for 'Man Po' and Best Actress in 2006 by Gawad Genio Awards for the movie 'Sukob.' Besides winning numerous local awards for her television shows, Kris Aquino has also won a few international television awards.

Her show 'Kris TV' won the Asia Rainbow TV Award for Outstanding Female Program Host in 2014. 'Boy and Kris' won the Silver Medal for Best Talk Show awarded by New York Festival Awards in 2009. In 2015, 'Kris TV' won SKAL Tourism Awards for Tourism Hall of Fame Travel Show and Tourism Hall of Fame Travel Show Host.

Kris Aquino's Hobbies And Interests

Kris Aquino's hobbies and interests include reading, cooking, and exercising. She takes a keen interest in her dog Prada, a Bichon Frise that auditioned for its own commercial.

Other Interesting Kris Aquino's Facts And Trivia

  • In the year 2011, Kris Aquino was the highest Filipino taxpayer.
  • The late Corazon Aquino, Kris Aquino's mother, did not initially approve her film debut.
  • In November 2018, Kris Aquino filed a complaint against Nikol Falcis, her former business manager, for misappropriation of funds. The bitter feud was settled in October 2019.
  • Kris Aquino was diagnosed with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria, an autoimmune disease, in 2018. Being a transparent social media celebrity, she updates her health status regularly. She is currently undergoing treatment.

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Kris Aquino Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Quezon City



158 cm

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Television Host, Actress, Producer, Socialite, Businesswoman


Poveda Learning Center and Colegio San Agustin-Makati high school

Net Worth



Benigno Aquino Jr. and Corazon Aquino


Maria Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon Aquino-Abellada, Benigno S. Aquino III, Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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