- When asked about his wealth, Marvin Agustin said he’s just happy instead of sharing his earnings
- He is now a known entrepreneur with chains of restaurants, events company and a new school under his belt
- He decided to build an entrepreneurship school, Entreplab, to give back especially to the youth
“Pwede bang masaya na lang?” (Can’t I just say that I’m happy?)
This was Marvin Agustin’s answer when Boy Abunda asked him on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” how rich he is right now.
Instead of answering in numbers, Agustin instead explained that it’s uncomfortable for him to answer the question because according to him, he’s a man that comes from nothing and he believes that wealth is relative.
Marvin Jaye Cuyugas or better known for his stage name, Marvin Agustin, is an actor gracing the Philippine entertainment industry for decades now. The actor has starred in over 30 Filipino movies and TV series but most people would remember as one half of one of the famous loveteams of the 90s along with Jolina Magdangal.
Abunda explained that he asked this question because he finds Marvin’s story inspiring given how he started and how successful he is right now. Besides being an actor, he is now a known entrepreneur. In fact, his restaurant Sumo-Sam, a Japanese-American cuisine restaurant, became the top restaurant taxpayer of Mandaluyong in 2013.
Aside from Sumo-sam, he co-owns a Japanese restaurant called John and Yoko, Akira, Alquieria and Wolfgang Steakhouse. He also owns Futuretainment Inc., a company which specializes in concerts and events.
He’s currently studying because of his desire to be more involved in the creative side of his businesses.
This year, Agustin has added another feather to his cap after opening Entreplab School. An institution which aims to teach culinary entrepreneurship, business and entrepreneurship to incoming Grade 11 students.
Marvin believes that schools like Entreplab is supposed to be expensive and affordable only for rich people but he believes otherwise and proudly said that the school offers free education for selected students.
According to him, he’s doing this to give back especially to the youth as he hopes to develop better leaders in the future. -HB, Kami Media