Vingroup chairman among Asia’s top philanthropists

Pham Nhat Vuong, chairman of Vietnam's largest private company Vingroup, has joined Forbes Asia's Heroes of Philanthropy list that highlights 15 altruists in Asia-Pacific who are committed to causes ranging from pandemic relief to climate change and education.

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Vietnam’s richest man Pham Nhat Vuong has continued to contribute significantly to alleviate Covid-19’s impact in local communities.

Starting last year, the founder and chairman of Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate Vingroup has given over 320 million USD to Vietnam’s pandemic relief.

His Kind Heart Foundation has 30 programs to help the needy that range from scholarships to disaster relief.

Among the listees is tech entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO of software company Atlassian and siblings Ronnie and Gerald Chan, chairman of Hang Lung Group and cofounder of Morningside Group, respectively./.

VNA