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Jorge Araneta Parents: Who is Jorge Araneta’s Father J. Amado Araneta?

Businessman Jorge León “Nene” Araneta is well-known in the Philippines. He serves as the chairman of the Araneta Group of Companies, which specializes in real estate development, lodging and hospitality (Araneta City, Novotel Manila Araneta City, Ibis Styles Araneta City), food and dining (Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and Dairy Queen franchisee in the Philippines), entertainment and leisure (Araneta Coliseum, New Frontier Theater), and beauty and philanthropy (Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc., J. Amado Araneta Foundation).



He co-founded Medical Doctors Inc. and serves as a director of Philippine Seven Corporation, a 7-Eleven franchisee in the Philippines.


Araneta, the only son of three siblings and the second child of J. Amado Araneta and Ester Bustamante Araneta, was born in Manila, Commonwealth of the Philippines. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where he was a member of the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity, after completing his secondary education at the De La Salle University in Manila.



Jorge Araneta Parents: Who is Jorge Araneta’s Father J. Amado Araneta?



Jess Amado Sitchon Araneta is the father of Jorge Araneta. He was a Filipino businessman who lived from February 26, 1907, until November 17, 1985. After the Second World War, he made investments in commercial real estate after beginning his career on sugar plantations. The Araneta Center in Quezon City and his influence in the Philippines before and after the Second World War are what he is most famous for.

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