Andrew L. Gotianun, Sr. (Chinese: 吳天恩; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Thian-un) is a Chinese Filipino entrepreneur from the Philippines who at one time held a net worth of US$860 million (2007). He runs the Filinvest Development Corporation which owns most of the Filinvest Land[clarification needed] and the East West Bank. Gotianun also focuses on biofuels and has acquired two sugar mills and a plantation. As of 2008, his fortune has decreased sharply to $235 Million, a result of the global financial downturn but in 2014 his back to the billionaire ranks with a fortune over $1 billion according to Forbes.
Gotianun made a living from salvaging ships at the end of the Second World War. Several years later, he became involved in an automobile dealership. Later still, in 1955, he founded Filinvest Development Corporation a company which became engaged in real estate in 1967. Gotaniun and his wife, Mercedes, temporarily retired from business activities in the 1980s but returned a short time later, with a plan to make improvements to the corporation. He is among those honored at the BizNewAsia Real Estate Who is Who (BREW) awards.
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