Forbes names seven Vietnamese billionaires on 2022 rankings
Seven Vietnamese executives on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.
The seven Vietnamese on the Forbes list of the richest individuals in the world are Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong, VietJet Air CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Hoa Phat Steel Chairman Tran Dinh Long, Techcombank Chairman Ho Hung Anh, Thaco Chairman Tran Ba Duong, Masan Chairman Nguyen Dang Quang and Nova Group Chairman Bui Thanh Nhon.
This is the first time Nova Group Chairman Bui Thanh Nhon has been named among the richest people in the world by Forbes with his net worth of US$2.9 billion, ranking 1,053rd worldwide. The other six were honoured last year.
Vingroup Chairman Pham Nhat Vuong, VietJet Air CEO Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, and Hoa Phat Chairman Tran Dinh Long are among the 1,000 richest in the world.
The Vingroup executive has his net worth of US$6.2 billion, ranking 411th globally. This is his 10th year in a row he has been named as one of the richest people in the world. He was first honoured in 2013 with his net worth of US$1.5 billion.
This year there are 2,668 people on Forbes’ 36th-annual ranking of the planet’s richest people—87 fewer than a year ago. They’re worth a collective US$12.7 trillion, US$400 billion less than in 2021.
The richest person on the planet is Tesla CEO Elon Musk with a fortune of US$219 billion.