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Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen

Cofounder & chairman, Sovico Holdings
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Net worth 2018: $3.42 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Country: Vietnam
BirthDay: 7 June 1970
Sigh: Cancer
Children: 2
BIOGRAPHY

Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen was bornon 7 June 1970 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Vietnam, is Cofounder & chairman, Sovico Holdings. Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen is #749 in List Billionaires People In The World. Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017. She launched the airline in 2011 and made a big splash early on with ads featuring bikini-clad flight attendants. The airline, which offers 300 flights a day, operates more than 40% of the nation's flights. She also has investments in HD Bank and real estate including three beach resorts.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2017

$1.2 Billion

2018

$3.42 Billion

I have always aimed big and done big deals. I have never done anything on a small scale. When people were trading one container [of goods], I was already trading hundreds of containers.

Thi Phuong Thao Nguyen
TIMELINE
Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo (born June 7, 1970) is a Vietnamese businesswoman, and the President and CEO of VietJet Air.Phuong Thao met with early success while studying finance and economics in Moscow, where she began distributing goods from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea in the then Soviet Union. Since then she has developed a portfolio of business interests, including VietJet and Sovico Holdings, that itself holds a 90 per cent stake in Ho Chi Minh City's Dragon City development. She holds two bachelor's degrees in financial credit management and labor economics at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and a doctoral degree in economic management at the D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.She ranked 62nd in the list of Power Women 2016. She is listed in Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen 2016.She is Vietnam's first self-made woman billionaire, after she took her budget airline, VietJet Air, public in February 2017.
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