Paul Bong Alvarez Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Height, Stats, Family

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Paul Beleno Alvarez (born 15 June 1968), known as Bong Alvarez, made waves as a former professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). 

Renowned for his electrifying slam dunks, he earned the moniker “Mr. Excitement.” While details about his current endeavours remain elusive, Paul Bong Alvarez‘s indelible legacy and influence within the basketball realm continue to be cherished and commemorated by fans and peers alike.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Paul Beleno Alvarez
Stage Name: Paul “Bong” Alvarez, Mr. Excitement
Born: 15 June 1968 (age 55 years old)
Place of Birth: Manila, Philippines
Nationality: Filipino
Education: University of Manila High School
Height: 1.82 m
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. Alvarez
Siblings: N/A
Spouse: Almira Muhlach (m. 1995-2011)
Girlfriend • Partner: Vivian Velez (ex.)
Children: Yssa Alvarez, Illa Alvarez, Alyssa Alvarez,
Occupation: Basketball Player
Net Worth: $5 million-$10 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Paul “Bong” Alvarez, born on June 15, 1968, in Manila, Philippines, enjoyed a successful career as a professional basketball player before retiring. Raised by his parents, known simply as Mr. and Mrs. Alvarez, details about his siblings remain undisclosed. 

Paul “Bong” Alvarez completed his education at the University of Manila High School, where he distinguished himself as a standout player for the University of Malaya Hawklets.


Paul “Bong” Alvarez‘s basketball journey is remarkable, especially considering his precocious talent. After graduatingAt just 17, he graduated from the University of Manila High School and was already a standout player for the UM Hawklets, catching the eye of San Sebastian coach Francis Rodriguez. Recruited to join the varsity team in 1985, Alvarez made an immediate impact, playing a pivotal role in securing the team’s second championship in the NCAA despite being a rookie.

His prowess didn’t stop there. Alvarez‘s stellar performance on the college basketball stage earned him opportunities to represent the Philippines in various international competitions. From the ABC Youth Championships to the William Jones Cup and the SEA Games, he showcased his skills with finesse. Additionally, Alvarez made waves in the Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL), playing for Magnolia under coach Derrick Pumaren.

His legacy as one of San Sebastian College‘s finest was solidified by his leadership alongside league MVP Eugene Quilban, culminating in the school’s third NCAA title. However, Paul “Bong” Alvarez‘s journey reached new heights when he entered the professional arena in 1989, dazzling fans with his electrifying style of play. Drafted third overall by Alaska Milk in the PBA, he quickly earned the moniker “Mr. Excitement,” captivating audiences with his high-flying antics.

While his tenure with Shell showcased his brilliance, Alvarez‘s career saw him donning various jerseys, experiencing both triumphs and challenges. Traded multiple times and briefly venturing into other leagues, his journeyman status didn’t diminish his impact on the court. Yet, the constant team changes may have affected his performance and reputation over time.

Awards & Nominations

  • PBA Champion (1991 Third Conference)
  • 2x PBA Comeback Player of the Year (1993, 1997)
  • 2x PBA Mr. Quality Minutes (1997)
  • 4x PBA All-Star (1989-1990, 1992, 1996)
  • PBA Mythical 1st Team (1990)

Social Media

  • Instagram: Paul Beleno Alvarez (@bongalvarez_)
  • Facebook: Paul ” Bong ” Alvarez a.k.a. Mr. Excitement

Personal Life

Paul “Bong” Alvarez has traversed several significant relationships in his lifetime. In 1993, he was romantically involved with Vivian Velez, but their relationship eventually ended, leading them to part ways.

Subsequently, in 1995, Paul “Bong” Alvarez tied the knot with Almira Muhlach. However, their marital journey concluded in 2011. Blessed with three daughters – Yssa AlvarezIlla Alvarez, and Alyssa Alvarez – their union left a lasting legacy despite its end.

Despite the ups and downs of his personal life, Paul continues to command respect and achieve success in his professional endeavours.

Net Worth

Paul “Bong” Alvarez, a retired professional basketball player, is estimated to be worth between $5 million and $10 million. However, net worth can fluctuate based on various factors, such as investments, endorsements, and other sources of income.

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