Rico Yan Net Worth (2024): Height, Age At Death, Cause Of Death, Full Name, Bio

Alex | Last Updated On May 5th, 2022

Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan, famously known as Rico Yan, was a model, host, entrepreneur, Filipino matinee idol, television and film actor, and spokesperson. Although he died in 2002, people still remember him.

Rico Yan's Net Worth

As of 2024, Rico Yan's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Net Worth$2 million
Given NameRicardo Carlos Castro Yan
Famous NameRico Yan
Source(s) of FameActor
Date of BirthMarch 14, 1975
Place of BirthMandaluyong, Rizal, Philippines
Age At Death27
Date of DeathMarch 29, 2002
Cause of DeathCardiac Arrest
RelationshipsSingle, ,

Early Life

Rico Yan was born Ricardo Carlos Castro Yan on March 14, 1975, at The Medical City in Mandaluyong, Philippines. He belonged to a family of menbusinessmen and soldiers and was the son of Marianne Castro-Yan and Roberto Yan Sr. Yan grew up with three siblings Bobby, a television host, Geraldine and Tina.

About the education of Yan, we know that he got his primary education from Xavier School and completed his primary education in 1988, and then went to De La Salle Santiago Zobel School. He got his highschool diploma in 1992.

Career Highlights

In 1998, Yan became the first official youth spokesman for the Department of Sports and Education Culture in the Philippines. He edtraveled the whole Philippines for free as part of educational campaigns for youths.

Yan took part in many social awareness nscampaigns and established a non-profit organization named Pinoy Yan Movement. It aims to make young people value education and to discourage dropping out of school. Yan also visited many schools to promote tree growth.

Yan was also highly involved in foundations and initiatives for increasing the interest of youths in studies and leadership. Some of these initiatives are the Blue Eagle Foundation for Sports Development, the One Dream Foundation, Athletic and Spiritual Summer Training, the Blue Eagle/KIDS/ODF Leadership, Leadership Research Center, and the Youth Study 2001.

In 1999, Yan became the first Philippines spokesperson for National Red Cross Pledge 25.

In November 1995, Yan was an alumnus of ABS-CBN Corporation’s Star Magic, then called Star Circle Batch 1.

Yan started his career in Cosmopolitan Modeling Agency as a commercial model but later became an actor. Yan did his first television commercial in 1995.

The amazing personality of Yan made his films a success, including Anak, Ama, Radio Romance, Ina, and Madrasta. Yan played many successful roles in television and movies, but the turning point of his success was in 1996 and 1997. This was the time when he portrayed Ricky Salveron in Gimik in 1996 and Gabriel Maglayon in Mula Sa Puso in the year 1997. These two roles made him a renowned name in every household and he became a famous actor.

Yan has also taken part in many famous television shows, including Mara Clara in 1996, Sang Linggo Napo Sila in 1996, Saan Ka Man Naroroon in 1999, Magandang Tanghali Bayan 2001, and Whattamen in 2001.

The best films of Yan on Star Cinema are Paano Ang Puso Ko? in 1997, Dahil Mahal Na Mahal Kita in 1998, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay in 1998, Mula sa Puso: The Movie in 1999, Gimik: The Reunion in 1999 and Got 2 Believe in 2002.

Twelve years after his death in 2014, Star Cinema ranked him at No. 5 among the Kings of Star Cinema.

Yan has done many successful roles in television and films, appearing opposite Claudine Barretto and Judy Ann Santos.

Yan was also a columnist, with his column appearing in Manila Bulletin named ‘C’est la Vie.

Not just this, but Yan was also a successful entrepreneur and was the owner of many esbusinesses. The list includes Tenquila Joe Grill and Restaurants, Buddy Burger, Orbitz Pearl Shakes, Timbuktu Cafe and Java Hut.

Personal Life

The spiritual advisor of Yan was Fr. Tito Caluag. He disclosed before the death of Yan that Yan wished to become president. Rico was inspired by JFK, whowho gave Americans a sense of class and pride and wished to inspire his people.


Yan was found dead inside his hot room on March 29, 2002. The cause of his death was cardiac arrest and an estimated 10,000 people attended the final funeral rites of Yan in Manila.

Social Media

Since Yan died many years ago, no records of his social media is found.


Rico Yan was a famous personality of the Philippines. He played many beautiful roles in films and television plays and was an inspiring personality for the people of the Philippines. Yan has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

Rico Yan has sometimes been associated with other Actors such as Hunter Von Leer, Emiliano Zurita, Joan Elan, Ran Masaki, Tsao Yu-Ning, Jada Alberts, Davey Davison, Crystal Grant, and Colter Wall.