Fernando Poe Jr.’s Net Worth

Fernando Poe Jr. was a Filipino actor, director, and politician known best for his roles in action movies. Poe was defeated by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the 2004 Philippine presidential elections.

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Full NameFernando Poe Jr.
AgeDeath Date – Dec 14, 2004 (age 65)
Date of BirthAugust 20, 1939
Place of BirthManila, Philippines
Star SignLeo

Early Life

Fernando Poe Jr. was born on August 20, 1939, in the Philippines. Poe finished his primary education at San Beda College, Lepanto. He attended high at San Sebastian College where he was able to study theater arts.

After his father died from rabies at age 35, Poe had to support his family. He dropped out of to become a breadwinner for a family of five.

Poe came from a family with six siblings and his full name was derived from that of brother Andy Poe, whose father was an extremely popular actor.

Poe is a famous action film star, earning himself the nickname Da King. He has won the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards for Best Actor in movies such as Mga Alabok ng Lupa and Asedillo. Astrologers say that Fernando Poe Jr.’s zodiac sign is Leo.

Personal Life

Poe married actress Susan Roces in a civil ceremony in 1968. The couple later had a religious ceremony as well and among the major sponsors was then-President Ferdinand Marcos. Poe and Roces adopted a daughter, Grace Poe, who became a senator. Poe was also partnered with Anna Marin and had one son, Ronan, and with former actress Rowena Moran and had a daughter, Lourdes Virginia.


Poe dropped out of high school when he was 14 years old to work as a stuntman in the Philippine film industry. He made his first starring role in the movie Anak ni Palaris (Son of Palaris) at age 14 and was given starring roles in subsequent films. The movie was not as popular as they expected. In 1957 the movie Lo Waist Gang made him popular, and the film was such a big hit that low-waist pants became a fad.

Poe, also known as FPJ from his initials, starred in multiple movies which depicted him as a champion for the poor and downtrodden. He made nine films under the pseudonym Ronwaldo Reyes. His surname came from his grandmother Martha.

In the 1960s, he created FPJ Productions and later testified before the Senate against criminals who forced film producers to pay them to keep them from performing their illegal activities. He starred in the 1965 film The Ravagers. The film depicts the U.S. and the Philippines working together against Japanese wartime occupation. It is considered one of the most influential Filipino films ever made.”

Poe won the best actor award at the FAMAS. Movies that were awarded were Mga Alabok ng Lupa (1967), Asedillo (1971), Durugin si Totoy Bato, Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko (1983), and Muslim Magnum .357 (1987). His roles include Flavio in the mythical Ang Panday , Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Dito sa Pitong Gatang, and Aguila. His last movie was Pakners with Efren “Bata” Reyes.

After that Fernando Poe Jr. was the Presidential Candidate for the Koalisyon ng Nagkakaisang Pilipino (KNP) in 2004. He accepted the nomination in December 2003 and was going to be the opposition candidate in the Philippines’ 2004 presidential election.

Death and Legacy

Poe was admitted to St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City, on the evening of December 11, 2004, after he complained of feeling dizzy at a Christmas party in his production studio. He had a brain clot and suffered from severe reactions when being treated for it. He died at the age of 65 without regaining consciousness on December 14.

The organizers of the nine-day wake claimed that as many as two million people attended. The procession through Manila was reminiscent of the 1983 funeral procession for Ninoy Aquino and the 1985 funeral procession for Julie Vega. He was buried in Manila North Cemetery. His family plot is there along with his father and mother. On December 14, 2012, eight years after his death, a monument to Poe was erected at the corner of Roxas Boulevard and Arquiza Street. His widow Susan Roces and daughter Grace Poe were in attendance.

Net Worth

It is estimated that Fernando Poe Jr.’s net worth is between $1 million and $5 million. His primary career as a movie actor has brought him this much wealth.  The money he pulled in from his profession was real–enough to rank as one of the biggest celebrity cashouts of all time.


TitleYearProduction Company
Anak ni Palaris [Child of Palaris]1955Fernando Poe Productions
Rosita Nobles1955Deegar Cinema Inc.
Simaron (Extra)1956Everlasting Pictures
Babaing Mandarambong [The Corsair Lady]1956Everlasting Pictures
Lo Waist Gang1956Premier Production / A Larry Santiago Film
Kamay ni Cain [Hands of Cain]1957People’s Pictures
Bakasyon Grande [Grand Vacation]1957Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Tipin1957People’s Pictures
Los Lacuacheros [The Truants]1957Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
H-Line Gang1957Premier Productions Inc.
Bicol 1958Premier Productions Inc.
Student Canteen1958Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Lutong Makaw [Macau Dish]1958Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Pepeng Kaliwete Part 1 [Pepe Lefty]1958Premier Productions Inc.
May Pasikat Ba sa Kano? [Do You Have Something to Show the American?]1958Premier Productions Inc.
Obra Maestra [Master Piece]1958People’s Pictures
Atrebida [Sassy]1958Premier Productions
Lo’ Waist Gang at Og sa Mindoro [Lo’ Waist Gang and Og in Mindoro]1958Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Laban sa Lahat [Against All]1958Premier Productions
Bon Voyage1958Premier Productions
Princesa Naranja1959Premier Productions
Rolling Rockers1959People’s Pictures
Duke De Borgona {The Duke of Borgona}1959Premier Productions
Eva Dragon1959Premier Productions
Hawaiian Boy1959People’s Picture
Tough Guy1959Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Big Time Berto (Cameo Role)1959Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Pitong Gatang { Seven Cup}1959Premiere Productions
Anak ng Bulkan [Child of the Volcano]1959Premier Productions
Gabi Ng Lagim (Cameo Role) {Fright Night}1960Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Markado [Marked]1960Hollywood-Far East Productions
Rancho Grande1960Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Lo Waist Gang Joins The Armed Forces1960Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Walang Daig-dig [No World]1960Larry Santiago Productions / A Poe-Zshornack Productions
Materiales Fuertes (Cameo Role)1960People’s Pictures
Viuda De Ojo {Eye Widow}1960Premier Productions
Sutlang Bakal {Steel of Silk}1960Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
True Confessions1960Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Sarhento Salcedo1960Balatbat Productions
Pasong Diablo {Devil’s Pass}1961Poe-Zshornack Productions
Sandata at Pangako [Weapons and Promise]1961LVN Pictures
Kilabot Sa Barilan [Shooting Creep]1961Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Walang Patawad [No Forgiveness]1961Balatbat Productions
Sakristan Mayor { Senior Acolyte}1961People’s Pictures
Ikaw O Ako [You or Me]1961Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Hinahamon Kita [I Challenge You]1961People’s Pictures
Dakilang 9 {Great 9}1961Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Matapang Sa Matapang {Courage To courage}1961Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Baril sa Baril [A Gun for a Gun]1961Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Tatlong Baraha [Three Cards]1961Hollywood-Far East Productions
Apollo Robles1961Premier Productions
Walang Pagkalupig {Unconquered}1961Larry Santiago Productions / A Jasmin Tagalog Pictures
Hari Sa Barilan [King of Shootout]1962Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Suicide Commandoes1962Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Kapag Puno na ang Salop Part 1 [When the Pot is Full]1962Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Mga Tigreng Taga-bukid [Tigers of the Field]1962Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Batang Maynila [Manila Boy]1962FPJ Productions
Ako Ang Katarungan [I Am Justice]1962Premier Productions
Albano Brothers1962FPJ Productions / Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
4 Valientes1962People’s Pictures
Leon Marahas1962People’s Pictures
Pagtutuos Ng Mga Kilabot {Duel of the Dreaded}1962FPJ Productions
Masikip ang Daigdig [There’s Not Enough Room in the World]1962People’s Pictures
Mapusok na Paghihiganti [Aggressive Retaliation]1962Balatbat Productions
Los Palikeros {The Playboys}1963FPJ Productions
Limang Kidlat [Five Thunder]1963Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Kung Hindi Ka Susuko [If You Do Not Surrender]1963Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Ito Ang Maynila [This is Manila]1963Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
The Big Show (Cameo Role)1963People’s Pictures
Magnong Mandurukot [Magno the Thief]1963People’s Pictures
12 Kuba [12 Hunchbacks]1963People’s Pictures
Bilis Ng Kamay {Sleight of Hand}1963Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Calleyon 111963FPJ Productions
Fandong Asintado {Sharpshooter Fando}1963Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Tahimik Ngunit Mapanganib [Silent but Dangerous]1963RTG Productions
Angkan ng Matatapang [Clan of the Brave]1963FPJ Productions
Sierra Madre1963JAFERE Productions
Sa Pagitan ng Dalawang Mata [Between the Eyes]1963People Pictures
Sigaw ng Digmaan [War Cry]1963FPJ Productions
Anghel Sa Aking Balikat [Angel on My Shoulder]1964FPJ Productions
Intramuros1964Hemisphere Pictures
Mano Mano [One on One]1964FPJ Productions
Maskarados1964JAFERE Productions
Geron Busabos (Cameo Role)1964EMAR Pictures
Daniel Barrion1964JAFERE Productions
Walang Hanggan [No Limits]1964Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Baril Na Ginto [Golden Firearm]1964FPJ Productions
Orlando Romano1964JAFERE Productions
Saan Man Sulok ng Daigdig {On Any Corner of the World}1964People’s Pictures
Kumander Fidela1964Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
9 Laban sa Lahat [Nine Against All]1964RTG Productions
Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw1965FPJ Productions
Sa Bawa’t Hakbang Panganib [Danger at Every Step]1965JAFERE Productions
Tierra Verde1965FPJ Productions
Pilipinas Kong Mahal1965FPJ Productions
Ang Salarin1965RTG Productions
Ang Mananandata1965FPJ Productions
Maginoong Tulisan [Noble Rebel]1965RTG Productions
The Ravagers1965Hemisphere Pictures
Tatak Barbaro1965RTG Productions
Hangga’t May Kalaban1965FPJ Productions
Let’s Do The Freddie (Cameo Role)1966Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Zamboanga1966FPJ Productions
San Bernardo1966FPJ Productions
Diegong Akyat1966FPJ Productions
Lupong Balisong1966RTG Productions
Hanggang May Buhay1966FPJ Productions
Franco Madero1966Virgo Film Productions
Sarhentong Aguila at 9 na Magigiting [Sgt Aguila and the Courageous Nine]1966FPJ Productions
Dakilang Balat-kayo1966JAFERE Productions
Baril Sa Aking Kamay [Gun in My Hand]1966FPJ Productions
Ang Haragan1966RTG Productions
Dugo Sa Buhangin [Blood in the Sand]1967RTG Productions
Ex-Convict1967RTG Productions
Alyas 1-2-31967FPJ Productions
Mga Alabok sa Lupa [Dusts in Land]1967FPJ Productions
Langit At Lupa [Heaven and Earth]1967FPJ Productions
Baril At Rosaryo [Gun and Rosary]1967AM Productions
Roman Montalan1967EMAR Pictures
…At Sila’y Dumating […And They Arrived]1967FPJ Productions
Alamat Ng 7 Kilabot [The Legend Of The Dreaded Seven]1967FPJ Productions
Tatlong Hari [Three Kings]1968FPJ Productions
Tanging Ikaw [Only You]1968Rosas Productions
To Susan With Love1968Rosas Productions
Sorrento1968FPJ Productions
Ang Pagbabalik ni Daniel Barrion [The Return of Daniel Barrion]1968FPJ Productions
Magpakailanman [Forever]1968FPJ Productions
Ang Mangliligpit [The Bounty Hunter]1968RTG Productions
Dos Por Dos [Two by Two]1968Emar Pictures
Ang Dayuhan [The Foreigner]1968RTG Productions
Barbaro Cristobal1968FPJ Productions
Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin [You are Everything to Me]1969FPJ Productions
Perlas ng Silangan [Pearl of the Orient]1969FPJ Productions
Nardong Kutsero1969FPJ Productions
141969All Stars Productions Inc.
Ginintuang Kamay [Golden Hands]1969FPJ Productions
Fando1969FPJ Productions
Matimbang ang Dugo sa Tubig {Blood is Thicker than Water}1969FPJ Productions
Batang Matadero [Young Bullfighter]1969FPJ Productions
Divina Garcia1970FPJ Productions
Santiago!1970LEA Productions
Mga Anghel na Walang Langit [Angels without Heaven] (Cameo Role)1970FPJ Productions
Digmaan ng Mga Angkan {Clan Wars}1971FPJ Productions
Dampo’t Pukol Salo1971FPJ Productions
Asedillo1971FPJ Productions
Ang Kampana Sa Santa Quiteria [The Bell of Sta Quiteria]1971FPJ Productions
Alas, Hari at Sota1972FPJ Productions
Ang Alamat {The Legend}1972FPJ Productions
Sto. Domingo1972FN Productions
Salaginto’t Salagubang [Gold Bug and Beetle]1972FPJ Productions
Magiting at Pusakal [Hero and Outlaw]1972JE Productions
Esteban1973FPJ Productions
Dugo ng Bayan1973FPJ Productions
Ang Agila At Ang Araw [The Eagle and the Sun]1973FPJ Productions
Sto. Kristo1973FPJ Productions
Karnabal1973FPJ Productions
Batya’t Palu-Palo1974FPJ Productions
Ang Pangalan “Mediavillo”1974FPJ Productions
Sanctuario1974FPJ Productions
Hotdog : Unang Kagat (First Bite) (Cameo Role)1975Crown Seven Film Productions
Alupihang Dagat {Stomatopod}1975FPJ Productions
Happy Days Are Here Again1975FPJ Productions
Pagbabalik ng Lawin [Return of the Hawk]1975FPJ Productions
Anak Ng Araw1975FPJ Productions
Anino ng Araw1975FPJ Productions
Dugo At Pag-ibig Sa Kapirasong Lupa1975Bravo Film Productions
Tatak ng Alipin [Mark of a Slave]1975FPJ Productions
Ang Leon At Ang Daga [The Lion and the Mouse]1976FPJ Productions
Bato sa Buhangin [Rocks in the Sand]1976FPJ Productions
Alakdang Gubat [Forest Scorpion]1976FPJ Productions
Andalucia1976LEA Productions
Tutubing Kalabaw, Tutubing Karayom [Dragonflies]1977FPJ Productions
Totoy Bato1977FPJ Productions
Bontoc1977FPJ Productions
Little Christmas Tree1977FPJ Productions
Nagbabagang Asero {Smoldering Steel}1977FPJ Productions
Tundo: Isla Puting Bato1977LEA Productions
King1978FPJ Productions
It Happened One Night1978FPJ Productions
Ang Lalaki, Ang Alamat, at Ang Baril [The Man, The Legend, and the Gun]1978FPJ Productions
Kumander Ulupong [Commander Ulupong]1978GPS Film Productions
Patayin si Mediavillo [Kill Mediavillo]1978FPJ Productions
Mga Mata ni Anghelita [Angelita’s Eyes] (in a Special Role)1978Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Tatak ng Tundo [Seal Of Tondo]1978FPJ Productions
Ang Panday [The Blacksmith]1978FPJ Productions
Isa Para Sa Lahat, Lahat Para Sa Isa [One For All, All For One]1979FPJ Productions
At Muling Nagbaga ang Lupa [The Land Burns Anew]1979FPJ Productions
Mahal…Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi? [Love, Where Were You Last Night?]1979FPJ Productions
Durugin si Totoy Bato [Crush Totoy Bato]1979FPJ Productions
Boy Negro (Cameo Role)1980RDO Film Circle
Mahal, Ginabi Ka Na Naman [Love, You Came Home Late Again]1980FPJ Productions
Ang Agila at ang Falcon [The Eagle and the Falcon]1980FPJ Productions
Ang Lihim ng Guadalupe [The Secret of Guadalupe]1980FPJ Productions
Aguila [Eagle]1980Bancom Audiovision Corp.
Angelita… Ako ang iyong ina [Angelita… I’m Your Mother]1980Larry Santiago Productions Inc.
Leon at ang Kuting [The Lion and the Kitten]1980FPJ Productions
Izkorokotoy (Cameo Role)1981GPS Film Production
Ang Maestro [The Master]1981FPJ Productions
Bandido sa Sapang Bato [Bandits in Sapang Bato]1981GPS Film Productions
Sierra Madre Part 21981LEA Productions
Minahal Mo Ba Ako [Did You Love Me?]1981FPJ Productions
Sambahin Ang Ngalan Mo [Hallowed Be Thy Name]1981LEA Productions
Ang Pagbabalik ng Panday [The Return of the Blacksmith]1982FPJ Productions
Manedyer…Si Kumander (My Wife…is the Manager]1982FPJ Productions
Kalibre .45 [Caliber .45]1982Mirick Films International
Daniel Bartolo ng Sapang Bato [Daniel Bartolo of Sapang Bato]1982GPS Film Productions
Ang Panday, Ang Ikatlong Yugto [The Blacksmith, Part 3]1982FPJ Productions
Brando Bandido (Cameo Role)1983Day Films
Roman Rapido1983BHS Film
Kapag Buhay Ang Inutang1983Cine Suerte Inc.
Umpisahan Mo, Tatapusin Ko [You Start, I’ll Finish]1983FPJ Productions
Isang Bala Ka Lang [You’d Only Take One Bullet]1983FPJ Productions
Ang Panday, Ikaapat na Aklat [The Blacksmith, Fourth Book]1984FPJ Productions
Sigaw ng Katarungan [Cry of Justice]1984Cine Suerte Inc.
Sierra Madre Part 31984LEA Productions
Daáng Hari [King’s Way]1984LEA Productions
Ang Padrino [The Godfather]1984FPJ Productions
Isa-Isa Lang [One at a Time]1985Cine Suerte Inc.
Partida [Party]1985Cine Suerte Inc. / FPJ Productions
Kapag Lumaban Ang Api (When the Downtrodden Fights Back)1986LEA Productions
Batang Quiapo [Quiapo Kid]1986Regal Films
Iyo ang Tondo, Kanya ang Cavite (Tondo is Yours, Cavite, is His)1986FPJ Productions / Imus Films (co-production)
Muslim .3571986Tagalog IlangIlang Productions
Kapag Lumaban Ang Api1987LEA Productions
Kapag Puno na ang Salop [When the Swarm is Full]1987FPJ Productions
Batas sa Aking Kamay [The Law in My Hands]1987Bonanza Films
Kamao (Telemovie)1987KAPP / TAPE, Inc. (co-production)
No Retreat… No Surrender… Si Kumander1987FPJ Productions
One Day, Isang Araw1988Regal Films
Gawa Na Ang Bala Na Papatay Sa Yo [The Bullet That Will Kill You Has Been Made]1988FPJ Productions
Agila Ng Maynila [Eagle Of Manila]1989FPJ Productions
Wanted: Pamilya Banal [Wanted: Holy Family]1989FPJ Productions
Ako Ang Húhusga (Kapag Punô na ang Salop Part II) [I Will Be The Judge: When the Swarm is Full Part II]1989Bonanza Films
May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi [Once There Was a Taxi Driver]1990FPJ Productions
Kahit Konting Pagtingin [Just a Little Love]1990Viva Films
Hindi Ka Na Sisikatan Ng Araw (Kapag Puno na ang Salop Part III) [You’ll never see another sunrise: When the Swarm is Full Part III]1990FPJ Productions
Batas Ng 45 [Law of 45]1991Chiba Films
Mabuting Kaibigan…Masamang Kaaway [Good Friend, Dangerous Enemy]1991Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Lakay: The Lagasca Story [Alias: Lakay]1991GP Films
Dito sa Pitong Gatang [Here In “Pitong Gatang”]1992FPJ Productions
Isang Bala Ka Lang (Part 2) [You’d Only Take One Bullet (Part 2)]1992Vision Films
Hindi Pa Tapos Ang Lában [The Fight Is Not Yet Over]1994Viva Films
The Epimaco Velasco Story: NBI1994FLT Films
Walang Matigas na Tinápay sa Mainit na Kape [There’s No Hard Bread on Hot Coffee]1994FPJ Productions
Minsan Pa (Kahit Konting Pagtingin 2) [Another Chance (Just a Little Love part II)]1995Viva Films
Kahit Butas ng Karayom, Papasúkin Ko! [I’ll Go Through Even the Needle’s Eye]1995Chiba Films / Antonio Cabangon Chua
Ang Syota Kong Balikbayan [My Girlfriend from Abroad]1995FPJ Productions
Hagedorn1996Merdeka Films
Ikaw Ang Mahal Ko [You’re the One I Love]1996FPJ Productions
Ang Probinsyano [The Province Boy]1997FPJ Productions
Eseng ng Tondo [Eseng of Tondo]1997Viva Films / FPJ Productions
Ang Pagbabalik ng Probinsiyano [The Return of the Province Boy]1998FPJ Productions
Isusumbong Kita Sa Tatay Ko [I’ll Tell My Dad On You]1999Star Cinema
Ang Dalubhasa [The Expert]2000Millennium Cinema
Ayos na ang Kasunod [What’s Next is Done]2000FPJ Productions
Isa-isa Lang (one by one only)2001FPJ Productions
Batas ng Lansángan [Law Of The Streets]2002Maverick Films
Ang Alamát ng Láwin [Legend of the Hawk]2002FPJ Productions
Pakners [Partners]2003FPJ Productions

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