Kris Aquino
Kris Aquino
Celebrated Name: Kris Aquino
Real Name/Full Name: Kristina Bernadette Cojuangco Aquino
Gender: Female
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: February 14, 1971
Birth Place: Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino
Height: 1.61 m
Weight: 57 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): James Yap (m, 2005; div;2012)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Joshua Phillip Aquino and James Aquino Yap)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Kris Aquino Gay?: No
Profession: Host, Actress and a Producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Kris Aquino is an actress and has majored in different media forums hence dubbed with the name “Queen of all Media.” She has hosted numerous game shows, and talk shows starred in television series and films and making waves on different social medial platforms currently. Kris is also highly respected because she is a sister former President of the Philippines. Kris is a widely known philanthropist and product endorser who advocates for children’s rights, freedom of expression, democratic rights, and lupus awareness.

Maybe you know about Kris Aquino very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article with details of Kris’ short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Born on 14th February 1971, in Quezon City, Philippines, to Benigno S. Aquino, Jr., who was a senator of Ferdinand Marcos regime at the time and Corazon Cojuangco-Aquino. She has five siblings: Aquino-Cruz, Aurora Corazon, Victoria Elisa Aquino-Dee, Maria Elena, and Benigno Simeon c. Aquino, a former Philippine President. Kris has a Kapampangan, Chinese, and Spanish ancestry. Aquino and her siblings were raised by her mother because their father was arrested and jailed.

At only seven years in 1978, Aquino was the stand-in for her father since he was a candidate in the parliamentary elections. It led to her being featured on The New York Times front page and the cover of Time Magazine. Aquino spent her elementary school days in the United States, where her family was in exile. She went to Colegio San Agustin-Makati for her high school education and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University Ateneo de Manila in 1992. Aquino’s father was assassinated when Aquino was only twelve years old.

After returning to the Philippines, she attended rallies against president Marcos’s regime. He was removed from power in 1986 when Aquino was a teenager and started featuring in comedies, television dramas, and talk shows.

Personal Life

Kris Aquino had a relationship with Philip Salvador, an Actor, and has a son Joshua with him. In 2003 after breaking up with comedian Joey Marquez, it was highly-publicized Aquino exposing Marquez of contracting her with STD.

On July 10th, 2005, Aquino married James Yap, a professional PBA player in a civil marriage, announcing the following year she was pregnant. Through this announcement came controversy in 2006 on Yap’s infidelity. Aquino gave birth to her second-born, James Carlos Aquino Yap, in April 2007.

Aquino separated from Yap seeking a divorce in 2010, citing personal reasons which led to a declaration of their marriage null and void in 2012.

Kris Aquino has no business manager nor a business partner.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on February 14, 1971, Kris Aquino is 53 years old as of today’s date [current date]. Her height is 1.61m tall, and her weight is 57 kg.


Kris Aquino has worked on television as a career. She launched a showbiz talk, being the host of the talk show “Kris.” It was produced by Viva Television, which was on Channel 4. On GMA Network’s showbiz, where she co-hosted with lolit Solis and Boy Abunda, the “Startalk” show, her hosting skills attracting attention.

She joined ABS-CBN later as an artist on contract and had a morning talk show, “today with Kris Aquino.”  From 2002 to 2004, she hosted a talk show, “Morning Girls with Kris and Korina,” Korina being a known broadcast journalist. Aquino has also hosted “Deal or No Deal,” The Philippine franchise, which is an ABS-CBN’s primetime line-up.

In 2011 on ABS-CBN, Aquino hosted a lifestyle magazine talk show, “Kris TV,” which aired on weekday mornings. She officially left her home network after 20 years, after the show running from 2011 to 2016.

Aquino also has a film career starting her film interest in Regal Films, among the oldest film companies in the Philippines. Her early film appearances were, “Pido Dida” series, massacre films like; “Myrna Diones Story,” “Vizconde Massacre,” “Humanda Ka mayor” and “Elsa Castillo-Ang Katotohana.”

Her most successful movies commercially in her career were, “Feng Shui” that featured Chinese omen and influences. It was at Star Cinema Production. In 2002 “The Ring” movie spread throughout the continent and became the second-highest-grossing Filipino movie next to “Spider-Man 2”. In 2006, a horror thriller movie “Sukob” was the highest-grossing Filipino film.

Aquino had another blockbuster hit, “Sisterakas,” in 2012 starring alongside Ai-Ai Delas Alas and Vince Ganda in a Metro Manila Film Festival.

She played Princess Intan, in August 2018, in a Hollywood film, “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Awards & Achievements

Aquino has been a successful actress and a TV personality through which she has received nominations from different awards such as; FANAS Awards, and Gawad Urian Awards. She has won the following awards;

  • Golden Screen TV Awards, the Philippines for Outstanding Lifestyle Program Host, won in 2013 and 2014.
  • FAMAS Awards for Best Supporting Actress.

Net Worth & Salary of Kris Aquino in 2024

Kris Aquino Net Worth
Kris Aquino Net Worth

As of June 2024, Kris Aquino has a net worth of $12 million. Apart from her movie and TV career, she manages and owns several businesses. Aquino has an upscale flower shop, a Mexican restaurant, and Lena restaurant.

She co-owns the Sierra Madre, a water company, many fast foods such as Chowking and Jollibee, and owns a company named after the youngest namesake Nacho Bimby. From all these investments, Aquino accumulates a sizeable amount of income.

Kris Aquino hails from a political family, which is well famous for her brother being the 11th President of the Philippines. However, she did not take the political journey despite showing interest in attending rallies while still young. With her big wealth, and gives back to the community through sponsorships. In World Vision an organization, working for underprivileged children, she has sponsored 319 of them.


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