- Published on Saturday, 15 April 2017 12:00
- Written by Saigoneer.
Four Vietnamese citizens were named to this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list, which recognizes young difference makers in 10 industries across the continent.
Suboi, born Hang Lam Trang Anh, was listed in the Entertainment & Sports category, the news source reports. The artist was the first Vietnamese musician to ever be invited to the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, and she rapped for former US President Barack Obama during his visit to Saigon last year.
Vietnam's entrepreneurial sector was also well-represented on the Forbes list. Nguyen Hoang Trung, the founder of the food finder app Lozi, made the cut. His startup was founded in 2012 and received seven-digit funding from Golden Gate Ventures and DesignOne Japan in 2015.
Also featured on the list is Nguyen Hoang Hai, who created Canavi, a careers platform which reached 20,000 users within a year of being founded in 2015.
Finally the creator of the popular Urban Station and Coffee House cafe chains, Nguyen Hai Ninh, rounded out Vietnam's presence on the "30 Under 30" Asia.
Forbes' "30 Under 30" Asia was launched last year, VnExpress reports, when seven Vietnamese entrepreneurs and scientists were honored.
Elsewhere in Southeast Asia, Channel News Asia shares that Joseph Schooling, the 21 year-old Singaporean swimmer who snagged the city-state's first-ever Olympic gold medal in Rio last year, was honored in the same category as Suboi.