Willie Revillame

Willie Revillame is a well-known Filipino television host, comedian, singer, actor, songwriter, and businessman.
He has hosted several popular varieties shows on different networks, such as Wowowee, Willing Willie, Wil Time Bigtime, and Wowowin.
He is also the owner of Wil Tower Mall and Wil Events Place in Quezon City.

Past & Current Relationships

Willie Revillame has been married and divorced twice. His first wife was actress Princess Punzalan, whom he married in 1990 and separated from in 1997.
His second wife was Liz Almoro, whom he married in 2005 and annulled in 2008.
He has four children, including actress Meryll Soriano and Juan Emmanuel Revillame.

Early Life & Education

Willie Revillame was born on January 27, 1961 in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
He is the son of Onorio Revillame and Myrna Buendia. He has two siblings, Naomi Revillame, and Angelo Buendia.
He attended Centro Escolar University in Manila, where he studied commerce.
Revillame grew up in a poor family. His father was a jeepney driver and his mother was a housewife.
He started working at a young age to help support his family.
He worked as a janitor, a delivery boy, and a construction worker.
He was a talented musician and drummer. He played in a band with his friends.
Willie dreamed of becoming a television host and started as a talent scout for a local television station.
In 1987, he got his big break when he was hired as a host for the GMA Network’s noontime variety program Lunch Date.


Willie started his career as a host of Lunch Date on GMA Network in the late 1980s.
He then appeared in various movies and TV shows as a sidekick or a supporting actor. He also sang the theme song of Villa Quintana with Rockstar 2 in 1995.
In 1998, he moved to ABS-CBN and co-hosted ‘Sang Linggo nAPO Sila with Randy Santiago. He also starred in Richard Loves Lucy with Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres.
He then hosted his own shows, such as Willingly Yours, Masayang Tanghali Bayan, and Wowowee.
Wowowee was his most successful show, which ran from 2005 to 2010. It featured games, contests, and prizes for the studio audience and the home viewers.
It also showcased Willie’s singing and comedic talents. The show was controversial at times, due to some issues involving Willie and the network.
In 2010, Willie left ABS-CBN and transferred to TV5. He hosted Willing Willie, which was later renamed as Wil Time Bigtime.
The show had a similar format to Wowowee but with more segments and features.
He also hosted Wowowillie, which was a noontime show that competed with Eat Bulaga. In 2015, Willie returned to GMA Network, his original home network.
He hosted Wowowin, which was initially a weekly show that aired every Sunday afternoon. Due to its popularity, it became a weekday show that aired every afternoon.
The show also had games, contests, and prizes for the audience and the viewers.
Willie is also a businessman who owns several properties and businesses. He owns Wil Tower Mall near ABS-CBN Eugenio Lopez Drive in Quezon City.
He also owns Wil Events Place, which has restaurants and function rooms for events. He also has a resort in Tagaytay City.
Willie has been married twice and has four children. His first wife was actress Princess Punzalan, whom he married in 1990 and divorced in 1997.
His second wife was Liz Almoro, whom he married in 2005 and annulled in 2008. His children are Meryll Soriano, Juan Emmanuel Revillame, and two others.

Net worth

Willie is one of the most influential and richest celebrities in the Philippines.
According to some sources, his net worth is estimated to be around 600 million PHP or $11 million as of 2021.
He earns his income from his TV shows, endorsements, businesses, and other ventures.

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