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7 Young Vietnamese Make Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia Lists

Seven rising Vietnamese stars in media and business have earned a place on Forbes’ first-ever 30 Under 30 Asia list.

The list, which features over 300 young elites from various fields, was released last week and includes young players in both large, established fields like data analytics and emerging ones such as tech startups. This year, Forbes divided its 30 Under 30 lists into 10 categories: Entertainment & Sports; The Arts; Media, Marketing & Advertising; Retail & E-Commerce; Finance & Venture Capital; Enterprise Tech; Consumer Tech; Social Entrepreneurs; Manufacturing & Energy; and Healthcare & Science.

Joining the Healthcare & Science list are University of Chicago researcher Le Hung Viet Bao and HELP International founder Ta Minh Tuan. Bao, who holds a doctorate in mathematics from Harvard University, is focusing his research on number theory, a field which he believes can be applicable to cryptography. Tuan, whose nonprofit organization links Vietnamese patients with personal doctors, also chairs the nonprofit Junior Chamber International, helping young entrepreneurs with their businesses.

Elsewhere, Lam Thi Thuy Ha, CEO and cofounder of, took a spot on the Retail & E-Commerce list shortly after securing US$500,000 in seed funding from Shanghai’s Gobi Partners. Others on this list include Le Hoang Uyen Vi, deputy CEO of online retailer VinEcom, and Giao Hang Nhanh founder Luong Duy Hoai, whose company provides logistics services.

Dinh Nhat Nam, founder of the successful coffee chain Urban Station, makes an appearance on the Media, Marketing & Advertising list, while Vietnamese YouTube star Tran Duc Viet, also known as JVevermind, takes his place on the Arts list. Since beginning his vlogging career, JVevermind's audience has exploded, with over 1.5 million subscribers. This also earned the vlogger the distinction of becoming Vietnam's first YouTuber to receive a Golden Play Button Award for exceeding 1 million subscribers. Viet was also listed in last year's Forbes Vietnam’s 30 Under 30.

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