How is the youth of the top billionaires in Vietnam?

Billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vingroup – Pham Nhat Vuong was born on August 5, 1968, originally in Ha Tinh province. Currently, he is the leader in the list of USD billionaires in Vietnam.

In 1987, after passing the entrance exam to Hanoi University of Mining and Geology with outstanding mathematical achievements, just turned 18 years old, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong was sent by the Government to Russia to continue his research in Geology. learn.

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Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong. (Photo: Internet)

After graduating from school economy Geology in Moscow in 1992, Mr. Vuong invested about 10,000 USD and opened a restaurant in Kharkov. After that, he returned to Vietnam and bought a rudimentary double-squeeze instant noodle line and started producing Miniva instant noodles, sold to local people. Starting with only 30 employees, “Mivina” has become a particularly attractive brand that was quickly accepted by the Kharkov market and later famous throughout Ukraine. In the following years, Mr. Pham Nhat’s factory did business smoothly, even the Mivina instant noodle brand was widely sold in over 30 countries.

In the early 2000s, when business was favorable, Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong decided to sell his business in Kharkov and return to Vietnam to set up a business. In 2001, he established Vincom Company, specializing in the construction of commercial centers and high-class housing. After that, the two companies were merged to become Vingroup Group, focusing entirely on domestic investment resources. Pham Nhat Vuong was first honored by Forbes in 2013 with a total asset of up to 1.5 billion USD.

Pham Nhat Vuong is currently ranked 411th on the general ranking of the world’s richest people with a fortune of about $6.2 billion, according to Forbes.

Female billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was born in 1970, is currently the General Director of Vietjet, Standing Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of HDBank.

With her young age, she soon succeeded in her work, owning a huge amount of property that many people dream of. Not only that, she is also one of the 10 most successful businesswomen by Forbes Vietnam. In 2020, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong Thao is included in the 100 Asian economic changers.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao was born in 1970, is currently the General Director of Vietjet. (Internet photo)

According to data from Forbes, Thao’s fortune currently reaches $3.1 billion, an increase of $300 million compared to 2021 and becomes the 987th richest person on the planet. Ms. Thao is currently the 3rd richest person in Vietnam.

Before returning to Vietnam to set up a business, Ms. Thao had nearly 20 years of business abroad. Ms. Phuong Thao started her business as a distribution agent for electronics, office machines, consumer goods, natural rubber… to accumulate initial capital.

Returning to her homeland, she built VietJet Air with the desire to both bring Vietnam to the world and pull the world closer to Vietnam. The airline’s first flight took off on December 24, 2011, from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. Up to now, Vietjet Air holds a large market share in domestic air transport and is strongly developing its international flight network.

Among Vietnamese businessmen, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao is one of the few who have been honored many times on a global scale.

Entrepreneur Dang Le Nguyen Vu

Entrepreneur Dang Le Nguyen Vu, founder of Trung Nguyen coffee brand was born on February 10, 1971 in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa in a poor farmer family, then they moved to live in the mountainous district of M’ drak, Dak Lak province. Vu’s childhood was associated with the days of breaking corn, taking care of pigs, helping his mother build bricks and walking 15 km to school on the red dirt road.

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Businessman Dang Le Nguyen Vu. (Internet photo)

In 1990, Dang Le Nguyen Vu passed the exam to the Central Highlands Medical University, at this time his family was not better off. Hunger and poverty still persisted, prompting the 20-year-old young man at that time to actively think to find a way out.

In 1996, Mr. Vu and 3 of his friends established “Trung Nguyen Coffee Company”, opening a sign at kilometer 3, Buon Ma Thuot city, which is an important milestone in the development of Trung Nguyen Group. after that.

On August 20, 1998, Mr. Vu and his friends opened the first coffee shop at 587 Nguyen Kiem (Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City). The shop chose a strategy to reach customers that was unprecedented in the history of the coffee industry at that time: Serving free drinks for 10 days. Thanks to this strategy, Trung Nguyen has initially succeeded in reaching every corner of Saigon.

Determining to develop a franchise model, more than 1 year later, from 1999 to 2000, Trung Nguyen had about 500 coffee shops nationwide. This coffee brand was so successful that there was a time when people called all kinds of delicious coffee, Trung Nguyen coffee; like how Vietnamese people still call motorbikes Honda…

In 2001, Trung Nguyen started a plan to develop instant coffee, entering the market segment that previously belonged to only two players, Nestle and Vinacafe. In 2003, Trung Nguyen launched G7 instant coffee product, and quickly established a foothold in the market including Nestle – Vinacafe – Trung Nguyen.

With the desire to reach out to the world, in 2008, Trung Nguyen established an office in Singapore with the aim of developing this market into a base for expansion to ASEAN and the world. Up to now, Trung Nguyen coffee has been present in 60 countries, and has products sold on a series of e-commerce sites as well as major supermarket chains in the world.

In February 2012, Mr. Dang Le Nguyen Vu was first officially honored as “Vietnamese Coffee King” in the prestigious National Geographic Traveler magazine. That same year, Forbes magazine reiterated the title with the praise “zero to hero”.

Entrepreneur Mai Kieu Lien

Mai Kieu Lien was born on September 1, 1953 in Paris, France into a family of Vietnamese intellectuals, both of her parents are doctors. In 1957, her family returned to Vietnam to dedicate.

Ms. Mai Kieu Lien studied at Trung Vuong School – Hanoi. During the fierce war years, she had to evacuate to the countryside, studying in the middle of the Red River. After graduating from high school, she went to the Soviet Union to study dairy and meat processing in Moscow.

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Businesswoman Mai Kieu Lien. (Internet photo)

Returning home, Ms. Mai Kieu Lien was appointed as the Director of Vietnam Dairy Products Company (Vinamilk) at the age of 31. When she took the leadership position of this business in 2003, she excelled in bringing Vinamilk milk brand closer to domestic consumers and 23 different countries.

With her dedication and outstanding business and leadership talents, Ms. Lien was voted as one of Asia’s outstanding CEOs in the field of investor relations. Not only is she in the top of the most successful female entrepreneurs in Vietnam, she is also honored by Forbes Magazine 4 times in a row in the top 50 most powerful businesswomen in Asia.

Entrepreneur Doan Nguyen Duc

Entrepreneur Doan Nguyen Duc (elect Duc) was born on December 6, 1962 in a family of 10 children in Nhon My commune, An Nhon district, Binh Dinh province. He is a businessman, chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company, and the founder of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Football Academy – the first football training school in Vietnam. In 2011, Mr. Doan Nguyen Duc was rated by the Wall Street Journal as one of the 30 most powerful businessmen in Southeast Asia.

When he was 3 years old, the whole family moved to An Phu, Pleiku, Gia Lai. Because his family was poor, he did all the hard work from a young age. His family specializes in farming and hired labor. Bau Duc has been passionate about football since childhood and is also an excellent striker who initiates matches for his peers. It is that passion that has become the driving force to contribute to Vietnamese football in the future.

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Entrepreneur Doan Nguyen Duc. (Internet photo)

Doan Nguyen Duc once went to Ho Chi Minh City to take the university entrance exam after graduating from high school for 12 years (1982). However, all four times he failed.

When her education didn’t “smiling” to her, elected Duc determined to start a business a few years later with the initial job of running a carpentry workshop.

In 1993, Mr. Doan Nguyen Duc opened the private enterprise Hoang Anh Pleiku. In 2006, this establishment officially changed its name to Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company, doing multi-industry business with many different fields such as: mining, timber, rubber, hydroelectricity, real estate and soccer business. stone.

In 2008, Hoang Anh Gia Lai started listing stock Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE) with code HAG.

In early 2020, Mr. Doan Nguyen Duc announced positive information from the chain of agricultural investment industries as well as his ambition to become a major agricultural product exporter in the region.

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