Famous people in Vietnam are greatly admired for their talents, ethics, and contributions in many different fields. According to evaluation from many press sources, media channels, and social networks, the following list of the top 10 most famous people in Vietnam.

1. Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong

Pham Nhat Vuong is the founder and Chairman of Vingroup – one of the largest corporations in Vietnam. With revenue mainly coming from the real estate business, Vingroup is rapidly expanding into retail, logistics, agriculture, education, and healthcare.

Vingroup is being evaluated as one of the most powerful private economic groups, with a sustainable and dynamic development strategy, with potential for international integration to rise to the regional and world level.

2. Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao

On March 8, Forbes announced the list of self-made female billionaires in 2017. For the first time, a Vietnamese businesswoman appeared on this list, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – General Director and CEO Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company – Vietjet Air (JVC).

In December 2011, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao opened the first low-cost airline in Vietnam, challenging the competition with the monopoly of Vietnam’s national airline (Vietnam Airlines).

After only five years, Vietjet Air captured more than 40% of the domestic flight market share with a revenue of 1.2 billion USD in 2016. Vietjet Air was listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE). The success of Vietjet Air has made the airline’s owner the only female billionaire in Southeast Asia and one of two billionaires in Vietnam.

3. Huong Giang Idol

Emerging from the Vietnam Idol 2012 contest, Miss Huong Giang has a stepping stone to entering the entertainment industry. Thanks to that, the beauty when starting to advance to the south has achieved certain successes.

In 2018, Huong Giang became the first Vietnamese representative to participate in Miss International Transgender in Thailand. At this contest, Huong Giang won the crown and returned home to a warm welcome from fans.

Also from here, the name Huong Giang became more popular, when she also regularly appeared in many TV shows. In particular, the transgender beauty’s love affair with businessman Matt Liu also caused the press to spend a lot of ink.

After a period of silence due to some personal noise, Huong Giang most recently returned to television game shows. She also participated as a guide for the team of runner-up Mau Thuy in the Miss Universe Vietnam 2022 contest.

4. Comedian Hoai Linh

Hoai Linh’s full name is Vo Nguyen Hoai Linh (born December 18, 1969, in La Hai, Phu Yen, the hometown of Dai Loc, Quang Nam) is a Vietnamese comedian actor. Hoai Linh is a comedian who has won many awards as Cu Neo Vang, Mai Vang, was awarded the title of Distinguished Artist in 2015 and was the first overseas artist to be conferred this title.

As a significant artist in the Vietnamese and overseas art scene, he is known by many fans, and as a ‘law of nature, many fan clubs of Hoai Linh appeared one after another. He was expressed by the sincere love that the audience has for a Vietnamese child.

5. Dang Le Nguyen Vu – “Vietnam’s Coffee King”

Trung Nguyen is a special enterprise. Not only famous for its coffee products but this company is also known by the remarkable thinking of its owner, Mr. Dang Le Nguyen Vu.

According to Western businessmen in Vietnam, Mr. Dang Le Nguyen Vu’s personal fortune can now be up to 100 million USD. This is a huge number compared to a country with a per capita income of $1,500 like Vietnam.

Dang Le Nguyen Vu – CEO of Trung Nguyen Group, with a famous statement: “The country cannot be strong without rich individuals”. In addition to building Trung Nguyen coffee to become an international brand, Mr. Vu always aspires and has the ambition to contribute to making Vietnam a leading, conquering, and influential country in the world. coffee sector.

He identified three must-do goals: Globalization of Trung Nguyen; Trung Nguyen will become the world’s leading coffee producer; construction of the theory of coffee. Recently, Trung Nguyen Group opened the first Trung Nguyen Legend Coffee shop in China located inside a shopping mall in Shanghai.

6. Professor Ngo Bao Chau

Ngo Bao Chau (born June 28, 1972, in Hanoi) is a mathematician known for proving the Fundamental Lemma for isomorphic forms conjectured by Robert Langlands and Diana Shelstad. He was also the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal. As of 2010, he is the youngest scientist in Vietnam to be awarded the title of professor by the State Council of Professorships of Vietnam.

7. Singer Dam Vinh Hung

Dam Vinh Hung’s real name is Huynh Minh Hung. He was born on October 2, 1971, in Vietnam. He has been involved in cultural activities since childhood. After winning the first prize in the contest to select young vocalists organized by the Cultural Company of District 10 at Ky Hoa Lake Park in 1992, Dam Vinh Hung officially entered their professional singing career.

Dam Vinh Hung is a famous pop singer in Vietnam. Besides the pop genre, Dam Vinh Hung also sang many pre-war songs of lyrical nature and Trinh Cong Son‘s music. Dam Vinh Hung is active both at home and abroad and is loved by many audiences. Both professionals and audiences well received the musical products of Mr. The talk.

8. MC Tran Thanh

Tran Thanh has been famous since he started working as an MC, with a friendly voice and good speaking ability, so he has become one of the most popular MCs quickly. After that, he participated in many comedies on television with his brothers and sisters Viet Huong and Hoai Linh. In recent times, Tran Thanh has also participated as a judge on many TV shows. And he did pretty well, and his name is constantly being raised.

Many people are most interested in a new love affair with a pretty Korean corner singer Hari Von. And they became the couple that received the most attention in the media in the showbiz posts and was quite interested in the fans. They have openly expressed their love, and we should support this couple.

9. Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc

Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc is an actress famous for her roles in the films Endless Field, Teo Em, Crying While Walking, Lunar Eclipse, Tam Cam – The Untold Story, Red Gloves, and great success in Co Ba Saigon.

Especially at the end of 2018, she affirmed her talented acting ability when getting rid of the youthful image to play the sexy, beautiful, luxurious, and noble “old girl” in The Old Lady with many moves 2.

Not stopping there, also in 2018 the movie “Come back” to pregnant wife starring Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc and Tran Thanh became a movie with “huge” revenue and brought her name to a new milestone. Fans fondly call her “the pearl of Vietnamese cinema”.

Besides, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc is also the outstanding face of Vietnam’s Running man show with her full-fledged play. The open, cheerful, and energetic personality has helped the star born in 1990 bring in a huge following on Instagram.

10. Son Tung M-TP

Nguyen Thanh Tung, better known by his stage name Son Tung M-TP (born 1994, Thai Binh), is a Vietnamese pop singer. Son Tung won two Favorite Song awards with “The rain passed by” and “Yesterday’s Em.” He was also twice a guest performer on the Vietnam Music Idol program.

Son Tung also owns a large fan base on Facebook with more than 9 million likes and ranks 4th most liked person on Facebook after Tran Thanh, Khoi My, and Hoai Linh.

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