Find Out: The Educational Background of Vietnam’s Richest Billionaires

The success stories of Vietnam's wealthiest billionaires are nothing short of remarkable. Relinquishing a combined wealth of over $6 billion, these individuals have achieved remarkable business feats through hard work, dedication, and a valuable education.

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Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?

Pham Nhat Vuong – Chairman of Vingroup

According to Forbes estimates, billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong owns a fortune of 5.9 billion USD, ranked 459th in the world.

In the 1980s, through good friendly relations with Eastern European countries – especially the (former) Soviet Union, Vietnam sent many students with the best academic achievements to study and study economics and finance.

Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?
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Pham Nhat Vuong also belonged to the elite youth class at that time. The Chairman of Vingroup was a student of class 9 (1982 – 1985) at Kim Lien High School. After graduating, he passed the entrance exam to Hanoi University of Mining and Geology. In 1987, thanks to his outstanding achievements in mathematics, he won a scholarship to study abroad at the Moscow Geological Institute, majoring in economics and geology.

Chairman of Hoa Phat – Tran Dinh Long

Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?
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Billionaire Tran Dinh Long is currently the second richest person in Vietnam (according to Forbes estimates) with a fortune of 2.3 billion USD. In 1986, 25-year-old Tran Dinh Long graduated from the National Economics University – with a Bachelor of Economics degree.

Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Chairwoman of VietJet Air

Female billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao once received a doctorate from the Mendeleev Institute in economic cybernetics. Not only that, she also has a bachelor’s degree in Credit Finance from the Moscow Academy of Commerce, a bachelor’s degree in Labor Economic Management from the Moscow National Economics School, and a founding member of the Russian Academy of System Studies.

Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?
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By successfully building and developing the low-cost airline Vietjet Air, Thao became Vietnam’s first self-made female billionaire. Currently, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao owns 2.2 billion USD, ranked 1397 in the world.

Billionaire Ho Hung Anh – Chairman of Techcombank

Billionaire Ho Hung Anh owns 1.6 billion USD, ranked 1833 in the world. The Chairman of Techcombank is also one of the prominent educated figures. In 1987, Ho Hung Anh passed the 22nd course of the Military Technical Academy, majoring in electrical engineering in 1987. Thanks to his excellent academic achievements, he was later chosen by the Ministry of National Defense to study military engineering abroad.

Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?
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When the Soviet Union disintegrated, billionaire Ho Hung Anh switched to majoring in Electronic Engineering at Kyiv Polytechnic University, Ukraine, and received a diploma. In addition, he also has a master’s degree in human resource management from Moscow University of Road Transport, Russian Federation.

Billionaire Tran Ba Duong – Chairman of Truong Hai Auto Joint Stock Company

Tran Ba Duong was born in 1960 in Hue but grew up in Da Lat. He is a former student of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and has an engineering degree majoring in Lifting and Unloading Machinery and graduated in 1983.

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With the determination to get rich and take the lead in the automotive field in Vietnam, he succeeded with the Thaco Truong Hai brand (established in 1997).

Chairman of Masan – Nguyen Dang Quang

Vietnam's Richest Billionaires - Which Schools Were They Trained?
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Billionaire Nguyen Dang Quang graduated with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Plekhanov University of National Economics and a Doctor of Science and Technology from the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

Charlotte Pho