13 Powerful People Born in the Year of the Rooster
Deep in the annals of social media, one wise fortune teller proclaimed that 2017 is a good year to give birth. The reasons escape us right now, but we're pretty sure it has something to do with the alignment of things. No one talks much about being the Year of the Rooster. Maybe because when one of the options is a fire-breathing mythical beast, no one wants to play the chicken.
There might be something to this Year of the Rooster business though. Roosters are said to be determined, hardworking, quick-witted, with a good sense of timekeeping. It must be true since so many powerful people belong in this category. Take it from them.
Washington Sycip, 1921
Founder, Asian Institute of Management and SGV & Company
Lucio Tan, 1933
Asia Brewery, Philippine Airlines, Eton Properties, MacroAsia Corp, PNB, et cetera
Jose Mari Chan, 1945
Chair and CEO, Binalbagan Isabela Sugar Company, Inc. and A. Chan Sugar Corporation; chair and president, Signature Music, Inc.; Christmas icon
Francis Joseph "Chiz" Escudero, 1969
Jay Z, 1969, and Beyonce, 1981
Award-winning musicians, entrepreneurs
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Franklin Drilon, 1945
Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., 1957
Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, 1969
Peter Dinklage, 1969
Bienvenido Tantoco Sr., 1921
Robin Padilla, 1969
Actor and cultural icon
This article has been updated and corrected (Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, both of whom were born in 1955, were not born into the Year of the Rooster).