Five Vietnamese among world’s richest: Forbes rankings

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Five Vietnamese have been named among the world’s billionaires in a list revealed by Forbes on March 5, one more person than last year.

From left: Chairman of Thaco Tran Ba Duong, Chairman of Techcombank Ho Hung Anh, Chairman of Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong, CEO of Vietjet Air Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Chairman of Masan Nguyen Dang Quang are among the most richest people in the world, accord

From left: Chairman of Thaco Tran Ba Duong, Chairman of Techcombank Ho Hung Anh, Chairman of Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong, CEO of Vietjet Air Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Chairman of Masan Nguyen Dang Quang are among the most richest people in the world, accord

Chairman of conglomerate Vingroup Pham Nhat Vuong was ranked 239th in the list and is also the richest person in Vietnam with total assets worth US$6.6 billion, up $2.3 billion from last year. He entered the Forbes rankings for the first time in 2013 in 974th position with total assets of $1.5 billion.

CEO of Vietjet Air Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao stood at 1,008th position with total assets of $2.3 billion.

With total assets of $1.7 billion, chairman of car assembler Truong Hai (Thaco) Tran Ba Duong is the third richest in Vietnam and ranks 1,349th in the world.

These three billionaires were also present in Forbes’ rich list last year.

The latest rankings saw two new names from Vietnam: Chairman of Techcombank Ho Hung Anh and Chairman of Masan Group Nguyen Dang Quang.

Anh and Quang have total assets worth $1.7 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively ranking 1,349th and 1,717th in the world.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Hoa Phat Group Tran Dinh Long fell out of the list.

The top positions in the global rankings belong to founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos ($131 billion), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates ($96.5 billion) and investor Warren Buffet ($82.5 billion).

Forbes’ 33rd rankings consist of 2,153 billionaires, 55 fewer than last year. They are worth $8.7 trillion in total, down $400 billion.

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