1. Gilbert Đinh Văn Thân
Gilbert Đinh Văn Thân, more commonly known as Đinh Văn Thân, is a ni-Vanuatu “prominent businessman” and former politician. Ron Crocombe described him in 2007 as “perhaps the wealthiest entrepreneur and largest private employer in Vanuatu and many say the most politically influential citizen”.
Thân is a naturalised citizen of Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Daily Post describes him as “a ni-Vanuatu of Vietnamese parentage”. His father began his work in Vanuatu as an “indentured labourer”.