The company said in a press release issued on Friday that according to Forbes, the estimated asset of the self-made billionaire is around USD2.6 billion (Bt137 billion), increased from last year’s figures of USD1.98 billion. Thao is chairperson of Sovico Holdings, president & CEO of Vietjet, as well as standing vice chairperson of HDBank. She holds a Ph.D in economic cybernetics and a bachelor’s degree in Credit-Finance. In 2017 and 2018, she successfully listed Vietjet and HDBank on Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE). The market capitalisations of both companies accounted for billions of dollars. She is now the second richest person in the stock market of Vietnam. The No.1 in Forbes’ list was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, followed by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, and the CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra. The first female president in the 226 year history of the New York Stock Exchange, Stacey Cunningham, was listed in 27th place.