Filipino billionaire constructing vanity mansion

Robbie and Paris
Robbie Antonio and celebrity girl Paris Hilton in Manila

In the Philippines, a property development scion has added some eye-popping flare to the conventional definition of narcissism.

Robbie Antonio, the 36-year-old managing director of Century Properties, was spotlighted earlier this week in a Vanity Fair feature titled “Museum of Me” covering his ostentatious ambitions to construct a $15 million mansion in Manila, which will double as a museum containing self-portraits composed by iconic contemporary artists.

In an indulge to his penchant for collecting high-brow art, the property scion has reportedly spent between $50,000 to $100,000 for works by Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Julian Schnabel – all depicting himself.

Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao comically observed that the vanity project “would make Imelda (Marcos’) collection of shoes seem so pedestrian.”

The unashamed show a wealth takes place in the backdrop of Manila, where roughly half the population of 13 million lives in informal settlements, with the average annual Filipino-family income amounting to $4,988.

Netizens have reacted with shock and derision over the story, which broke when the construction of the mansion was spotted in Forbes Park, a high-end compound located between Manila’s financial district Makati and Fort Bonifacio.

“Flaunting wealth means people lack any style or class. It means they made their money quickly, without putting any effort into it, having no idea of what it means to actually work for your money. I would be afraid to buy condos from this family,” social media user Betty Tenmatay Lopez commented.



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[caption id="attachment_11546" align="alignleft" width="240"] Robbie Antonio and celebrity girl Paris Hilton in Manila[/caption] In the Philippines, a property development scion has added some eye-popping flare to the conventional definition of narcissism. Robbie Antonio, the 36-year-old managing director of Century Properties, was spotlighted earlier this week in a Vanity Fair feature titled “Museum of Me” covering his ostentatious ambitions to construct a $15 million mansion in Manila, which will double as a museum containing self-portraits composed by iconic contemporary artists. In an indulge to his penchant for collecting high-brow art, the property scion has reportedly spent between $50,000 to $100,000 for...

Robbie and Paris
Robbie Antonio and celebrity girl Paris Hilton in Manila

In the Philippines, a property development scion has added some eye-popping flare to the conventional definition of narcissism.

Robbie Antonio, the 36-year-old managing director of Century Properties, was spotlighted earlier this week in a Vanity Fair feature titled “Museum of Me” covering his ostentatious ambitions to construct a $15 million mansion in Manila, which will double as a museum containing self-portraits composed by iconic contemporary artists.

In an indulge to his penchant for collecting high-brow art, the property scion has reportedly spent between $50,000 to $100,000 for works by Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Julian Schnabel – all depicting himself.

Manila Times columnist Rigoberto Tiglao comically observed that the vanity project “would make Imelda (Marcos’) collection of shoes seem so pedestrian.”

The unashamed show a wealth takes place in the backdrop of Manila, where roughly half the population of 13 million lives in informal settlements, with the average annual Filipino-family income amounting to $4,988.

Netizens have reacted with shock and derision over the story, which broke when the construction of the mansion was spotted in Forbes Park, a high-end compound located between Manila’s financial district Makati and Fort Bonifacio.

“Flaunting wealth means people lack any style or class. It means they made their money quickly, without putting any effort into it, having no idea of what it means to actually work for your money. I would be afraid to buy condos from this family,” social media user Betty Tenmatay Lopez commented.



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