Four Vietnamese entrepreneurs have been named in the list of the world’s richest people in 2020 by Forbes magazine.
They are Chairman of private conglomerate Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong, ranked 286th; CEO of budget carrier Vietjet Air Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, 1,001st; Chairman of Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) Tran Ba Duong, 1,415th; and Chairman of Techcombank Ho Hung Anh, 1,990th.
Fish sauce magnet Nguyen Dang Quang, who entered the Forbes’ billionaire list last year for the first time, did not appear this time.
In addition, three Vietnamese businesspeople have been also honoured in the magazine’s annual “30 Under 30 Asia” list.
They are among six entrepreneurs receiving support from the Ministry of Science and Technology via a start-up support scheme called Project 844 till 2025.
The last honouree is Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huyen, founder of the medical technology start-up Medlink Asia, which connects producers, distributors and consumers together in the eco-system of pharmaceuticals sector.