46. Teresita Sy-Coson
Vice Chairman, SM Investments
2005 rank: 46
Sy-Coson, 55, the eldest daughter of retail tycoon Henry Sy, scored big this year with the opening of the Mall of Asia in Manila, one of the largest malls in the world. Foot traffic hit record numbers, which will surely boost revenues ($1 billion last year) at the holding company.
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