Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is a celebrity spouse, self-employed, and also philanthropist from the Philippines. Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is more popular as the wife of the politician and businessman, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.
Table of Biography
Soledad Oppen Cojuangco was born in the year 1940, in Negros Occidental, Philippines. Her real full name is Soledad “Gretchen” Oppen-Cojuangco. Likewise, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco’s age as of 2021 is eighty-one years old. Soledad holds Filipino nationality and has been following the Christian religion. As for her educational background, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is a high school graduate. For her further studies, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco went to a private college in Manila. Other than this, there is no further information about Soledad Oppen Cojuangco’s family and childhood.
Career and Professional Life
Soledad Oppen Cojuangco used to help her partner in his business and political mechanisms. In deep, Soledad used to handle Eduardo Cojuangco Jr.’s schedules and other works. The Filipino celebrity partner has even served in the position of an associate in her inherited business. Soledad and her spouse, Eduardo are the ones who promoted the prominence and the significance of sports in our survives. Moreover, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is also a philanthropist. As a philanthropist, Soledad has been supporting the renovation of the churches located in Tarlac and Negros.
Her husband’s career
Eduardo Murphy Cojuangco Jr. was a successful businessman and also politician from the Philippines. Soledad’s husband was the chairman and chief executive director of ‘San Miguel Corporation. It is the biggest food and beverage company across the Philippines and Southeast Asia. He has worked as a Philippine ambassador and also as a governor of Tarlac. In the year 2016, Eduardo’s individual wealth was around US$1.16 billion. It was also believed once that Eduardo’s business territory accounted for 25% of the Philippines’s GNP.
Eduardo has broadly deliberated a crony at the time of the Marcos rule. His near connection with Philippine president, Ferdinand E. Marcos helped him to earn fame as one of the late dictator’s most influential “cronies”. Eduardo was called “one of the country’s leading businessmen”. In February 1986, while Ferdinand Marcos was exiled by the People Power revolution, he was winged out of the nation and into outcast together with the Marcos family and Fabian Ver. They even departed in the early morning of 25th February 1986.
In 1989, Soledad’s husband was permitted to get back, consuming most of his outcast upbringing and racing horses in Australia. Then, Soledad’s husband established the Nationalist People’s Coalition in 1992 in order to work as his vehicle to additional his aims in the presidential elections of 1992. In 1992, Eduardo was an applicant for the Philippine presidency, eventually mislaying in a fitted election to Fidel V. Ramos. Ramos got 23.6% of the vote, Miriam Defensor Santiago was in 2nd place with 19.7%, and Eduardo was in 3rd place with 18.2%.
The Filipino politician has then verified the political waters in the year 2003, aiming to track in the 2004 presidential election, but shortly was pull out. Eduardo ultimately turned to be chairman emeritus of the NPC, exercising inspiration which received his fame being a “kingmaker” in Philippine politics. In addition, he has numerous business acquirements even outside the nation. Cojuangco is also the owner of Gooree Stud which is in Mudgee, New South Wales, a pedigree racing and refinement ranch in Australia. Horses from Cojuangco’s stud farm contest in competitions in Australia and New Zealand.
Aside from his professional career, Cojuangco is also engaged in sports, especially basketball. He has been promoting it since the 1980s being a basketball godfather along with his Northern Consolidated squad. Over San Miguel Corporation, Cojuangco was capable to be the owner of 3 squads in the Philippine Basketball Association: the flagship “San Miguel Beermen”, “Star Hotshots”, and also “Barangay Ginebra San Miguel”. Moreover, Eduardo was a vital supporter of the De La Salle Green Archers males’ basketball squad.
Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has been making a great amount of money throughout her professional career. The primary source of Soledad Oppen Cojuangco’s income is from her profession as a celebrity spouse and philanthropist. Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has also contributed some of her fortunes for good works. Moreover, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has inherited almost all of her fortune from her husband, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. So, there is no doubt that Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has been living a luxurious life all this time.
Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is a married personality and the name of her husband is Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. The Filipino couple’s wedding took place in the early 1980s. Together the couple has two daughters, Margarita Cojuangco Barrera, and Luisa Cojuangco Cruz. Soledad also has 2 sons, Mark Cojuangco, and Carlos Cojuangco. Unfortunately, Soledad parted away from her husband, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. in the year 2000 but was still in a legal marital relationship. After then, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. began residing together with the Binibining Pilipinas Universe 1996 victor, Aileen Damiles, and their 2 daughters. This news was out first in “The Philippine Star”.
Death of her husband
Soledad Oppen Cojuangco sadly passed away on 16th June 2020 because of heart failure and pneumonia. At the time of his death, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. was at the St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City which was just 6 days after his eighty-fifth birthday. Also, at his last necrological services, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. was bounded around by his family, widow Gretchen Oppen Cojuangco, kids, grandchildren, and some close friends. Other than this, there is no further information on whether Soledad Oppen Cojuangco is still living or is already dead.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding the body measurements of Soledad Oppen Cojuangco, she seems to be healthy. Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches or else 165 cm or 1.65 m. Similarly, the Filipino celebrity wife has a suitable bodyweight of around 56 kg or 124 lbs. Soledad has a fair complexion with a pair of black eyes and black hair. However, there are no further details about Soledad Oppen Cojuangco’s body measurements, dress size, and shoe size.
Coming to the social media part, Soledad Oppen Cojuangco has never been active on any of the social media platforms. Soledad Oppen Cojuangco neither has an Instagram account nor a Twitter account and even not a Facebook account. The Filipino celebrity partner however has been popular just because of her connection with the Filipino businessman. So, all credit for Soledad Oppen Cojuangco’s popularity goes to her husband.