Vietnamese-born billionaires respected by American

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VietNamNet Bridge - The billionaires all have huge assets in the US, and their names are well known in the US, which has the highest number of billionaires. Hoang Kieu, according to Doi Song & Phap Luat, is the richest Vietnamese-born businessman in the US. He has assets worth $3.8 billion, ranking 149th among 400 richest people in the US and the 847th on Forbes’ billionaires’ list. Kieu, 71, is now vice president of Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, a plasma manufacturing firm. Well known as one of the 17 American immigrant success stories mentioned in Dan Rather's book The American Dream, Trung Dung now has $1.8 billion, though three decades ago, in 1985, he arrived in Boston with just two dollars in his pocket. Dung was the founder and technology director of OnDisplay. In 1999, he sold OnDisplay for $1.8 billion. After that, he became the founder and CEO of Fogbreak Solutions. His life story has been profiled in many leading publications including Forbes, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese on global lists of super-rich

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VietNamNet Bridge – Official statistics show that Vietnam has two dollar billionaires and hundreds of super-rich, but the actual figure is believed to be higher if it includes the hidden billionaires. The number of super-rich Vietnamese people has been increasing rapidly despite the economic recession. The latest "Billionaire Census 2014" by Wealth-X and UBS showed that Vietnam was among 14 Asian countries with dollar billionaires. In 2014, the number of dollar billionaires increased to two with total assets of $3 billion. The report did not show the names of the two billionaires. However, one of them is assumed to be Pham Nhat Vuong, chair of Vingroup, who was named in Forbes’ list of billionaires. Vuong is reported to have assets worth $1.6 billion, ranking 1,149th on the list of the world’s billionaires. The other billionaire remains unknown. However, names have been mentioned, including Nguyen Thi Nga from BRG Group and SeABank, Vu Van Tien from Geleximco, Dao … [Read more...]

T&T win maiden trophy at U21 football

Ha Noi T&T's U21 football team yesterday defeated Vinh Long 2-0 in the final at Lach Tray Stadium in Hai Phong City to win the U21 football championship for the first time.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)- Ha Noi T&T's U21 football team yesterday defeated Vinh Long 2-0 in the final at Lach Tray Stadium in Hai Phong City to win the U21 football championship for the first time. Minh Hai scored the opening goal in the last minute of the first half and Van Thanh sealed the game for the Ha Noi-based team as in the second half he successfully converted a penalty after Van Tam was fouled in the box. Song Lam Nghe An and Hai Phong shared third place. Tran Dinh Truong, who is also the best scorer with three goals, was named the best player of the tournament, while the best goalkeeper title was awarded to Nguyen Van Cong of T&T. The annual tournament is organised by Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper with the participation of eight teams from across the country. -- VNS … [Read more...]

Hanoi T&T claim national U-21 title

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Nhan Dan Online - A convincing 2-0 victory over Vinh Long on October 6 lifted Hanoi T&T to their first-ever title at the 2013 Thanh Nien (Youth) Newspaper National U-21 Football Championships.>> Thanh Nien Newspaper U-21 Football Championships opens in Hai Phong Hanoi T&T played offensively from the start, launching fierce waves of attacks towards the Vinh Long goal, but failed to convert their chances. It was not until first-half stoppage time that Minh Hai put Hanoi T&T in front with a powerful strike fired from outside the penalty box. The 1-0 advantage inspired the Hanoi men to play comfortably for the remainder of the match. In the 59th minute, Hanoi T&T were awarded a penalty after Van Tam was brought down in the box. Van Thanh doubled the lead with a perfect penalty kick, sealing a 2-0 win for his team. As champions, Hanoi T&T walked away with VND250 million (US$11,750) in prize money, while runners-up Vinh Long received VND120 million … [Read more...]

Famous overseas Vietnamese

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VietNamNet Bridge - They are Vietnamese who have settled and attained great success overseas to become millionaires or billionaires. They are considered the most successful Vietnamese in the world. They are proud to be Vietnamese and always willing to help the Vietnamese expatriates. Tran Dinh Truong (1932-2012) is considered the world's richest Vietnamese with assets of about US$1.2 billion. Truong started hotel business in New York City, with Opera and Carter hotels (near Times Square and Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo, New York.) … [Read more...]

Public comments on National Assembly Q and A session

(VOVworld)-Voters nationwide are closely following developments in the National Assembly Q and A session which is broadcast live on TV and radio. Many agreed on answers by some ministers while others are not satisfied with their unclear accountability. Voter Nguyen Manh Yen from Lao Cai province: "People in remote and mountainous areas are facing more difficulties. Adjustment of gasoline price must take into account development levels among regions."Voter Tran Dinh Truong from Da Nang City calls for more drastic measures to resolve non performing loans:"The governor should take the lead in the transparent banking system to supervise the industry. Monetary policy difficulties must be addressed throughout the banking sector, the State Bank and its branches." … [Read more...]

The richest Vietnamese overseas

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(VOV) - More and more Vietnamese are doing business overseas and many of them have become US dollar multi-millionaires. 1. Tran Dinh Truong-Vietnamese billionaire in America Born in Ha Tinh province businessman Tran Dinh Truong currently possesses assets worth nearly US$1 billion, including a number of luxury hotels in New York, most notably the Carter Hotel in Times Square. Truong was first involved in maritime transport for a long time and owned numerous fleets including the Truong Xuan, Truong Thanh, Bong Hong 9, Sao Mai, Patrich, Truong Vinh, Truong Hai and Truong Sinh shipping companies. He later began his hotel business in New York with the Opera, Carter and Lafayette Hotels. Although he is always up to his eyes in work, he is still a benefactor of charity projects and tries to help Vietnamese people living in America. In 2004, he was honored with the Golden Torch Award in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, Truong died in May 2012, without seeing his trade centre in … [Read more...]

Media in search of the richest in Vietnam

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As the Lunar New Year 2007 approaches - the first year Vietnam has entered the WTO, local media has gone to great lengths to find out who is the richest person in Vietnam. Following are some candidates. Local Dai Doan Ket newspaper early this month listed the richest Vietnamese nationals living in Vietnam into two groups: those earning their fortune through stocks and those getting rich through other means. Leading the first group, which does not count land and other incalculables, is Truong Gia Binh, president cum director of FPT, a giant telecom company. … [Read more...]

Well-known Vietnamese in America

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VietNamNet Bridge - The strength of the overseas Vietnamese community in the economy in the US has been featured in the American media. Therefore, Vietnam’s policy of calling for contributions from overseas Vietnamese to the country’s development is necessary.The overseas Vietnamese community in Houston Of the 1.2 million Vietnamese Americans, according to the latest statistics, one third live in California. In Santa Clara County (California), Vietnamese own more than 5,000 companies. Some successful overseas Vietnamese live in Evergreen Valley in luxury houses that are priced $1 million on average, according to H.G Nguyen, President of the Overseas Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce in San Jose. In addition to California, another place with many successful Vietnamese is Houston, according to a report from the BBC. According to the article, Houston (Texas's largest city, the fourth largest in the US) is one of many successful cases of the Vietnamese community in the … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese billionaire listed in top 400 richest people by Forbes

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Vietnamese-American billionaire Hoang Kieu was listed in the top 400 richest people in the world in 2015 by Forbes on September 30th. He ranks 149, with total assets up to USD3.7 billion. Mr. Hoang Kieu is famous with the brand of Hoang Kieu Winery, specializing in the field of wine. He also does business in various fields from handbags, cosmetics and food supplements. Mr. Hoang Kieu was born in 1944 in Quang Tri province. He went to the US in 1975 and started his career at the Abbott company. In 1980, he founded the Rare Antibody Antigen Supply company, which specialized in plasma test facilities (components of blood) in the US. In 1987, he became a partner of a center specializing in blood in Shanghai, China. In 1992, Mr. Hoang Kieu established Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, which provided blood products. With a passion for wine, billionaire Hoang Kieu has researched and pursued to produce wine and created the brand of Hoang Kieu Winery in Napa Valley, California. He has … [Read more...]

Vietnamese-American pharma billionaire debuts in ‘Forbes 400′ list

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Vietnamese American pharma billionaire Hoang Kieu. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach Vietnamese-born pharmaceutical billionaire Hoang Kieu has for the first time been named in Forbes Magazine’s 34th annual "Forbes 400" list. The list ranks America's billionaires who have a combined net worth of US$2.34 trillion. Hoang Kieu, 71, is at number 149 with a net worth of $3.7 billion. He’s the richest newcomer on this year's list. According to Forbes, Hoang Kieu was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the US with his family in 1975 after the Vietnam War ended. He found his way into a job at Abbott Reference Laboratories in California, and became director of the company's blood plasma testing and manufacturing division. In 1980 he founded a company called Rare Antibody Antigen Supply and began to acquire plasma centers in the US. He started to collaborate with the Shanghai Blood Center in China in 1987. That led him to found Shanghai RAAS Blood Products in 1992, which supplies albumin, … [Read more...]

American-Vietnamese billionaire among US 400 richest people

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American-Vietnamese Hoang Kieu has been named on a list of the 400 wealthiest people in the US in 2015 by Forbes magazine. Mr. Hoang Kieu According to the list released by Forbes on September 29, Hoang Kieu ranked 149th with a fortune worth USD3.8 billlion. He is also the richest among 25 newcomers on this year’s list. Hoang Kieu was born in Vietnam and moved to the US in 1975 when he was 31 years old. He previously served in the US Special Forces during the American War. He worked for Abbott Laboratories for five years before establishing the company specialising in producing plasma, Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, in 1989. With total revenues of USD214 million and the market capitalisation of USD17.7 billion, the company was ranked 20th on Forbes Most Innovative Companies list and named in Forbes’ Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion in 2015. He also owns RAAS Nutritional, a nutritious foods firm in China, and a red wine company in Napa Valley in the US. Hoang is known for … [Read more...]

Billionaire of Vietnamese origin among America’s 400 richest people

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VietNamNet Bridge - Billionaire Hoang Kieu has been included on a list of the 400 wealthiest people in America by Forbes magazine. Forbes on September 29 released the list of 25 businesspeople who are among the top 400 richest people in America. Topping the list was Hoang Kieu, who owns a fortune of $3.8 billion. According to Forbes, Hoang Kieu was born in Vietnam and moved to the US in 1975, when he was 31 years old. He worked for Abbott Laboratories for five years before establishing the company specializing in producing plasma, Shanghai RAAS Blood Products, in 1989. The company, headquartered in Shanghai, was named one of the best 200 companies capitalized under $1 billion in Asia in 2012. The billionaire also owns RAAS Nutritional, a nutritious foods firm, in China, and a red wine company in Napa Valley (California, USA). The company's annual output is around 10,000 bottles, with China and some Asian countries as the main markets. Hoang Kieu previously intended to bring the … [Read more...]

Kieu moves up list of billionaires

Vietnamese American businessman Hoang Kieu has climbed to 628th place in the World's Billionaires list released by American business magazine Forbes as of September 18. The value of his assets increased from US$1.6 billion to US$2.8 billion after the share price of Chinese plasma supplier Shanghai RAAS Blood Products Co., Ltd climbed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Kieu owns 183.6 million shares, or 37% of the company. Forbes wrote that the share value rose "amid optimism about healthcare businesses and a shortage of IPOs that have led investors to bid stocks in growing companies to high earnings multiples". … [Read more...]

Misses World to return to Vietnam with entourage

The Hanoi Times - Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova and Miss World 2007 Zhang Zilin will return to Vietnam in June with an entourage of hundreds of doctors. Sukhinova and Zilin will travel to more than 10 cities and provinces in Vietnam from May 27 to June 8 to provide financial aid to disadvantaged families and ethnic minority students. About 200 doctors from China and the U.S. will accompany the two misses and provide free treatment to poor patients. The Miss World tour of Vietnam includes two concerts featuring local pop stars Lam Truong, Quang Linh, Ho Quynh Huong and Ho Ngoc Ha. The first concert will be held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho City o­n June 2 and the second in Nha Trang o­n June 7. The charity events will raise money for poor students and patients in Vietnam. Shanghai RAAS Blood Products Co, the organizer of the Miss World Pageant 2010, has allocated VND8.8 billion (US$494,800) to the charity tour by Sukhinova and Zilin. Next year's Miss World contest is … [Read more...]

Hai Phong FC goes solo in V-League 2016 ranking

Le Van Thang scores an only goal to help Hai Phong beat FLC Thanh Hoa in the V.League round 11 match on May 22. - Photo webthethao.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - Hai Phong extended their lead over other teams in the V.League following their 1-0 win over FLC Thanh Hoa yesterday, May 22. After their ninth win, they are now securely holding the top position with 28 points, nine more than runner-up Becamex Binh Duong, who just scored a 1-1 draw with Sai Gon FC. FLC Thanh Hoa's loss meant they became the third-place team, with as many points as Becamex Binh Duong. Local top scorer of 2015, Le Van Thang, scored the only goal for the leading Hai Phong just five minutes before the interval at Thanh Hoa Stadium. His goal ended FLC Thanh Hoa's hope of enjoying a bonus of VND1 billion for a win that the team's managers hung prior to the match. Defending champions Becamex Binh Duong, despite their home ground advantage, failed to make use of playing before their fans. Sai Gon's Trịnh Duy Long opened the score 15 minutes after the break with a straight shoot. The host then equalized the score when captain Nguyen Anh Duc's … [Read more...]

Sai Gon Safari Park project to be inspected due to long delay

The HCM City administration has approval a proposal from the government of Cu Chi District for a comprehensive inspection of the long-delayed US$500-million Sai Gon Safari Park project. — Photo tuoitre.vn

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City administration has approval a proposal from the government of Cu Chi District for a comprehensive inspection of the long-delayed US$500-million Sai Gon Safari Park project. The inspection, expected to be carried out today, will be led by HCM City’s Chief Inspector and officials from the municipal departments of Natural Resources and Environment, Finance and Judicial, as well as the Land Compensation Assessment Council. The inspection was decided after a visit of the city’s Party Secretary Dinh La Thang to the district, which asked the government to inspect the zoning plan of industrial parks and other projects, including the Sai Gon Safari Park. Thang and a group of National Assembly-nominated candidates met with Cu Chi District voters to talk about a plan to develop the district. Voters raised a number of significant difficulties related to the delayed project. Construction of the Safari project has been suspended for 12 … [Read more...]

Robson, Yorke thank Vietnamese supporters

Many Vietnamese football supporters attended the ILOVEUNITED party in Hà Nội where they met and shared their love with the club's legends, Bryan Robson and Dwight Yorke. Photo courtesy of organisers

VietNamNet Bridge - Manchester United legends Bryan Robson and Dwight Yorke thanked Vietnamese fans for their passion for the club at the recent ILOVEUNITED event in Ha Noi. After weeks of anticipation, the ILOVEUNITED series, a Manchester United event that celebrates the passion of fans all around the world finally arrived in the city on May 15 to the excitement of more than 2,000 fans. Despite the postponement of the match between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth, hundreds of fans stayed till the end of the event. Former captain Bryan Robson said: "On behalf of Manchester United, Dwight Yorke and I would like to thank you for the support you've shown tonight. It's been a fantastic turn out so we want to thank you all for what's been an amazing event." Before leaving, former striker Dwight Yorke also said: "It's been a great privilege to be in Việt Nam. I'm excited because I will be back here in June." Fans around the world have been celebrating the unique passion for … [Read more...]

Hollywood actor Paul Blackthorne spreads message of keeping rhino horny

Protecting rhinos: Paul Blackthorne poses at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s 33rd Annual College Television Awards 2015. He arrived in Viet Nam to promote the protection of rhinos. — Photo paulblackthorne.com

VietNamNet Bridge – Paul Blackthorne distributed chocolate bars imprinted with his image and the slogan "Keep the Rhino Horny" to the media as gifts for their efforts in raising awareness for rhino conservation. He appeared at the press briefing in Ha Noi on Friday (May, 20) as a friendly, enthusiastic activist fighting for the conservation of rhinos. On the same day, the Arrow actor exchanged thoughts with the students of Thang Long University to raise awareness of the need to protect wildlife. This event was part of the Save the Rhino Vietnam campaign organised by Education for Nature Viet Nam. Blackthorne is a familiar face for the Vietnamese audience, who have seen him appear in many TV series, such as 24 Hours (2004), CSI Miami (2010), Dumb and Dumber (2014) and Arrow (2015). He is not only known for his acting talents but also for his work as a wildlife activist. He has joined the "Poach Eggs, not Elephants" and "Keep the Rhino Horny" campaigns. "Thirty years ago, … [Read more...]