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Lee Kun-Hee

Chairman, Samsung Electronics
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Net worth 2018: $19.83 Billion
Industry: Diversified
Residence: Seoul, South Korea
Country: South Korea
BirthDay: 9 January 1942
Sigh: Aquarius
Children: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, Waseda University
BIOGRAPHY

Lee Kun-Hee was bornon 9 January 1942 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, is Chairman, Samsung Electronics. Lee Kun-Hee is #59 in List Billionaires People In The World. Lee Kun-Hee is chairman of Korea's largest conglomerate, Samsung Group, best known for its consumer electronics division. In May 2014, Lee suffered a heart attack and remains hospitalized on the top floor of Seoul's Samsung Medical Center. In February 2017, his only son and heir to the Samsung empire, Jay Y., was arrested, indicted and jailed on bribery charges. He denies the charges.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2009

$3 Billion

2010

$7.2 Billion

2011

$8.6 Billion

2012

$8.3 Billion

2013

$13 Billion

2014

$11.1 Billion

2015

$10 Billion

2016

$13.6 Billion

2017

$15.1 Billion

2018

$19.83 Billion

TIMELINE
2014

On May 16, 2014, the AsiaN claimed that Lee had died, citing a whistleblower inside the firm

2013

Kim Youn-nam died of natural causes at Samsung Medical Center in Gangnam District, southern Seoul in 2013 when she was 90 years old

2011

Notable Samsung industrial subsidiaries include Samsung Electronics (the world's largest information technology company measured by 2011 revenues), Samsung Heavy Industries (the world's largest shipbuilder measured by 2010 revenues), Samsung Engineering and Samsung C&T (respectively the world's 35th- and 72nd-largest construction companies), Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co

2010

As of 2010, his son Lee Jae-yong is vice chairman of Samsung Electronics

2009

" On December 29, 2009, the South Korean government moved to pardon Lee Kun-Hee

2008

” On July 16, 2008, The New York Times reported the Seoul Central District Court had found Lee guilty on charges of financial wrongdoing and tax evasion

2007

One of the group's subsidiaries, Samsung Electronics, is now one of the world's leading developers and producers of semiconductors, and was listed in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 largest corporations in the world in 2007

2006

Samsung produces around a fifth of South Korea's total exports and its revenues are larger than many countries' GDP; in 2006, it would have been the world's 35th-largest economy

2005

In late 2005, Lee was tested for cancer at the MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas

1996

In 1996, Lee became a member of the International Olympic Committee

1995

Hong Ra-Hee majored in applied art at Seoul National University and gained experience as a museum art director in 1995 at Ho-am Art Museum in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province

1990

In the early 1990s, believing that Samsung Group was overly focused on producing massive quantities of low-quality goods and that it was not prepared to compete in quality, Lee famously said in 1993 "Change everything except your wife and kids" and true to his word attempted to reform the profoundly Korean culture that had pervaded Samsung until this point

1987

Today Samsung's revenues are now 39 times what they were in 1987, it generates around 20 percent of South Korea's GDP, and Lee is the country's richest man

1978

The museum was established by Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul in 1978

1973

(Established in 1973, Samsung Electro-Mechanics has become a remarkable developer and manufacturer of key electronic components not only in Korea but also in other parts of the world) and Samsung Techwin (a weapons technology and optoelectronics manufacturer)

1968

Lee has 4 children: the eldest child and the only son Lee Jae-yong (born 1968) and three daughters Lee Boo-Jin (born 1970), Lee Seo-Hyun (born 1973) and Lee Yoon-hyung (born 1979, died 2005)†

1943

While attending Ewha Womans University as a junior in 1943, she married Hong Jin-ki (1917–86), who at the time was working as a judge at the Jeonju District Court in Jeonju, North Jeolla

1942

Lee Kun-Hee was born on 10 January 1942 in Uiryeong, South Gyeongsang, South Korea

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