|A corner of Nội Bài International Airport. VietJet is one of the Vietnamese airlines suffering from the global COVID-19 outbreak. The carrier's President and CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo lost $175 million according to Forbes' statistics. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The total asset value of Vietnamese dollar billionaires have dropped according to statistics from Forbes.
The Forbes’ real-time billionaires list shows that the asset value of Vingroup Chairman Phạm Nhật Vượng decreased by US$283 million, or 4.64 per cent, to $5.8 billion.
Meanwhile, Techcombank Chairman Hồ Hùng Anh lost $35 million to $1 billion. The assets of VietJet’s President and CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo stand at $2 billion, down $175 million, or 7.96 per cent.
The global stock market has recently experienced strong downward momentum due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the assets of many billionaires have ‘evaporated’.
Việt Nam has only four representatives on Forbes’ list of world billionaires, including Trần Bá Dương who is founder and Chairman of Trường Hải Auto Corporation (Thaco).
Dương is the only one billionaire of Việt Nam still keeping his assets intact at $1.5 billion. — VNS