It’s been eight years since “Pambansang Bae” Alden Richards first set foot in the world of show business. Eight long years. All the patience, hard work and dedication have now bore fruit despite the numerous intrigues and rumors that served as obstacles in his career. Today, Alden Richards holds the title of portraying the lead role in the highest grossing film in the history of Philippine Box Office. His movie, “Hello, Love, Goodbye” quickly grossed the charts in less than a month from its premier.
Respected and adored by many, Alden Richards is now one of the most highly acclaimed celebrities in the Philippines. In fact, he now has his own restaurant, a big house, a collection of expensive watches, and several luxury automobiles parked in his garage. In 2016, he gifted himself a luxury sports car. Fame, money, friends, career, and family – Alden has it all. In an interview with Abante Tonite’s online show “Tambayan Ng Tsika at Showbiz PaMore”, Alden shared that buying a yacht and personal aircraft is not in his list. In fact, he doesn’t want to raise his standard of living as much as possible as he is contented in his current lifestyle status, which he described as “comfortable”.
The multi-talented celebrity also mentioned that God purposely brought him to the world of show business to serve as inspiration to others. If given the chance to reach out and help those who are in need, he wants it to be “under the table”. Alden declared his mantra, “to become sympathetic to the people in need.” Coming from a not so well-off past, he shared that he knows the feeling of wanting to have something but couldn’t have it due to financial constraints. In his own words, “Alam ko ‘yung feeling na gusto mong makapag-aral, pero wala kang pang-tuition fee, yung gusto mong sumama sa field trip pero wala kang pambayad, yung gusto mong bumili ng laruan pero hanggang hawak ka lang sa toy store, so ‘yung generosity ko dun po nanggagaling.” Alden recalls fragments of his memories in the past when he and his family had nothing and described it as “what makes him who he is today”. Indeed, humility opens more doors than arrogance ever will.