Kim Chiu paid more taxes in 2010 than her ABS-CBN employer Eugenio Lopez III, who in turn was a notch higher in the top taxpayers list than Willie Revillame.
During that time, Kim is still new in showbiz and endorsing a product, Skin White.
Kim’s tax payment is based on her declared income of P33.7-M, according to data released by the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Her boss at ABS-CBN, Lopez, paid roughly two-thirds the tax of the 21-year-old actress, who also gets paid for TV ads.
The ABS-CBN chair and CEO paid an income tax of almost P5.9-M after declaring an income of P18.45-M in 2010. The BIR listed him as the Philippines’ 248th top taxpayer in 2010.
A higher income tax means a higher contribution to public coffers – that is, money for infrastructure and poverty alleviation,etc.
Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu, commonly known as Kim Chiu, is a Filipina actress and model.
Chiu started her showbiz career when she joined ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ Teen Edition.
She is undeniably one of the hottest and most sought after stars today, with lots of projects involving television, movies, endorsements and record deals.
The young star said that she owes everything she has today to ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother.
The actress is receiving so many blessings and she won’t be able to have all of these if not for PBB,” Kim told members of entertainment media.
Chiu joined PBB when she was only 16 years old.
Before she faced challenges inside the Big Brother house, she was already battling some issues in her own home because her parents are separated and since then she almost lost everything, the luxury of life and the fact that she has to deal with her stepmom that before she really does not know how to cope with it, those things were really hard for her.
Holding on to her dream of being an actress with the determination to prove herself, Chiu joined Pinoy Big Brother and in the end, all her efforts paid off and she was declared the big winner of PBB Teen Edition.