Phạm Nhật Vượng
Phạm Nhật Vượng
|Residence||Hai Bà Trưng, Hanoi|
|Alma mater||Hanoi University of Mining and Geology|
Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute
|Known for||The first Vietnamese billionaire|
|Home town||Hanoi, Haiphong|
|Net worth||US$10 billion|
|Spouse(s)||Phạm Thu Hương|
Vượng was born in 1969 in Haiphong; his paternal family has origins in Hà Tĩnh Province in central Vietnam. He grew up in Hanoi and graduated from Kim Lien High School in 1985. In 1987, he entered Hanoi University of Mining and Geology and was sent to Russia to study in the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute. He graduated from this university in 1992. After graduating, he married Phạm Thu Hương and moved to Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Career as a developer
In 1993, he developed Technocom, a market leader in dehydrated culinary products in Ukraine, which he sold to Nestlé for $150 million in 2009, before returning to Vietnam. Vượng's first projects in Vietnam were Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang (opened in 2003) and Vincom City Towers (later renamed Vincom Ba Trieu) in central Hanoi (opened in 2004). Vincom went public in 2007. It merged with Vinpearl, Vượng's luxury resort business, to form VinGroup in 2007. VinGroup is headquartered in its Riverside township in Long Biên District in Eastern Hanoi.
In 2015, Vượng was listed as the richest person in the Vietnam with assets totalling VNĐ24.3 trillion (approximately US$1.1 billion), which more than quadrupled those of the second richest person, Trần Đình Long of Hanoi Hoa Phat Corporation. His wife, Phạm Thu Hương and sister-in-law Phạm Thúy Hằng ranked third and fifth respectively. As of 10 April 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth to be US$7.5 billion.
Vincom shopping centres
As of 2019, Vượng's Vincom has opened 19 shopping centres in Vietnam, 8 in Hanoi, 4 in Hồ Chí Minh City and one each in Việt Trì, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng, Biên Hòa, Cần Thơ and Long Xuyên.
- Vincom Bà Triệu (originally Vincom City Towers), Hai Bà Trưng, Hanoi, 2004
- Third tower of Vincom Ba Trieu, 2009
- Vincom Đồng Khởi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, 2010
- Vincom Long Biên, Long Bien, Hanoi, 2011
- Vincom Mega Mall Royal City, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi, 2013
- Vincom Mega Mall Times City, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, 2013
- Vincom Hạ Long, Ha Long, Quang Ninh, 2014
- Vincom Thu Duc, Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh City, 2015
- Vincom Hung Vuong – Can Tho, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho, 2015
- Vincom Da Nang, Da Nang, 2015
- Vincom Bien Hoa, Bien Hoa, Dong Nai, 2015
- Vincom Quang Trung, Go Vap, Ho Chi Minh City, 2015
- Vincom Hai Phong, Hai Phong, 2015
- Vincom Centre Nguyen Chi Thanh, Dong Da, Hanoi, 2015
- Vincom Plaza Viet Tri, Viet Tri, Phu Tho, 2015
- Vincom Plaza Long Xuyen, Long Xuyen, An Giang, 2015
- Vincom Mega Mall Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, 2015
- Vincom Plaza Phạm Ngọc Thạch, Dong Da, Hanoi, 2016
- Vincom Plaza Bắc Từ Liêm, North Tu Liem, 2017
- Vincom Center Metropolis, Ba Đình, Hanoi, 2019
Vinpearl luxury resorts
- Nha Trang (resorts, villas, golf clubs, amusement park) – 5 estates
- Phu Quoc (resorts, golf clubs) – 2 estates
- Da Nang (resort, villas)
- Ha Long (resort)
- Hanoi (water park, aquarium) – at Royal City and Times City
- Hoi An (resort, villas), under construction
- Quy Nhon (resort, villas), under construction
Vinhomes urban developments
- Riverside, Long Bien, Hanoi
- Royal City, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
- Times City, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi
- Dong Khoi luxury rentals, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
- Vinhomes Thang Long, South An Khanh, Hoai Duc, Hanoi
- Gardenia, Tu Liem, Hanoi
- Paradise Me Tri, Tu Liem, Hanoi
- StarCity Centre Tran Duy Hung, Cau Giay, Hanoi
- Metropolis Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
- Central Park Tan Cang, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City
- Ha Tinh
- Shophouse, Hai Phong (under construction)
- Shophouse, Can Tho (under construction)
- Ha Long
- adayroi.com (VinEcom) – E-commerce
- Almaz – exhibition and convention services in Hanoi
- VinCharm – spas and gyms in Da Nang, Nha Trang and Hanoi
- Vincom Office – office rentals
- VinDS – fashion stores
- VinECo – food supply chain
- VinMart – supermarket chains in Hanoi, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, Ha Tinh and Ho Chi Minh City
- VinMec – high-end international hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc
- VinPro – electronics stores
- VinSchool – international K-12 schools in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City
- VinFast – automobile manufacturer established in 2018 in Hanoi
- VinSmart – Smartphone manufacturer established in 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City
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