Bill Gates visits Da Nang, Hoi An

By Tu Nguyen   March 4, 2024 | 07:33 pm PT
Bill Gates visits Da Nang, Hoi An
Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo by AFP
American billionaire Bill Gates and his girlfriend arrived in Da Nang on Monday morning for tourism purposes after attending a pre-wedding party of Asia's richest billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son in India.

The couple landed in Da Nang International Airport on their private plane, one of Gulfstream G650ER model.

According to VnExpress sources, the American billionaire has returned to Vietnam after 18 years and is having a personal trip to Da Nang and Hoi An for about 5 days.

He is staying at a 5-star resort in Son Tra District.

On Tuesday, he would arrive in Hoi An to continue his trip.

In 2006, Bill Gates went to Vietnam for a one-day trip and met with representatives of the information technology industry.

During that trip, Bill Gates spent a day visiting Tu Son District in the northern province Bac Ninh and tried chewing betel and listened to quan ho – a folk singing genre.

Before his trip to Vietnam, the Microsoft founder and his girlfriend Paula Kalupa along with the global elite attended a US$120-million celebration party for the impending marriage of Indian billionaire Ambani's son.

Bill Gates founded Microsoft with his friend Paul Allen in 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

From 1975 to 2014, he held many major positions such as CEO, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Software Architect.

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