Lee Kun-hee | Biography, Death Reason, Age, Height, Net Worth, Relationship, Family, Education, Facts, Wiki | South Korean businessman

Lee-Kun-Hee Biography

About Lee Kun-hee

Lee Kun-hee is a South Korean businessman and investor who was best known for being the chairman of Samsung Group and being a member of the International Olympic Committee. He was born on January 9, 1942, in Uiryeyong, South Korea.

Lee Kun-hee died at the age of 78 years due to a long-time disease heart attack on October 25, 2020. He was named the most powerful South Korean and 35th most powerful person in the world by Forbes Magazine in 2014 which shows his financial and political status in the world.

Educational Qualification

Lee Kun-hee was a highly educated businessman of his time and attended reputed Universities like Waseda University and George Washington University.

He was very keen to be part of his dad’s Samsung group for which he was subjected to high-level education in the USA.

Lee Kun-hee Family

He was born into a wealthy and business-associated family in South Korea and his parents raised him providing all the needs and necessary education required to excel in his life.

He was the third son of Lee-Byung Chul and Park Du-eul. His older siblings Lee Maeng-Hee and Lee Sook-hee had filed a case against him to pay them an amount of 850 million USD.

Relationships, Wife, & Children

Lee Kun-hee had been in a very long marriage relationship with his wife Hong Ra-hee from a business-centered family.

His wife Hong graduated in Art from Seoul National University. He had a son, Lee-Jae-Yong, and three daughters, Lee Bo-Jin, Lee Seo-hyun, Lee Yoon-Hyung.

The couple tried smooth handling of power and position to their son for which Lee was sentenced to 3 years in jail.

Net Worth & Wealth

Lee Kun-hee started earning after he was posted as the chairman of Samsung in place of his father.

He did various reforms to the company and exponentially increased its revenue of the company by increasing the quality of Samsung products via some foreign worker addition.

He made Samsung, the best manufacturer of semiconductor devices and flagship mobile phones. He made himself a billionaire and At the time of his death, his net worth was estimated to be around 20.1 billion.

Biography & Wiki Quick Summary

Full Real NameN/A
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Birthplace South Korea
Date of Birth (Birthday)January 9, 1942
Age78 years old (at the time of his death)
Height5 feet 8 inches
Net worth/wealth20.1 billion USD (at the time of his death)
Educational qualificationsUniversity Graduate
School/college/UniversityWaseda University, George Washington University

Other Quick Info

Profession: Businessman

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Religion: N/A

Father Name: Lee-Byung Chul

Mother Name: Park Du-eul

Brother Name:  Lee Maeng-Hee

Sister Name: Lee Sook-hee

Marital status: Married

Relationship status: Engaged

Girlfriend Name: Hong Ra-hee

Wife Name: Hong Ra-hee

Children/Kids: 4

Son Name: Lee-Jae-Yong

Daughters’ Name: Lee Bo-Jin, Lee Seo-hyun, Lee Yoon-Hyung

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Twitter Account: YES

Wikipedia: YES


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Some facts about Lee Kun-hee

  • He joined the Samsung Group in 1968.
  • He became the chairman of Samsung on December 24, 1987, after his father’s demise.
  • He brought foreign employees to uplift the standard of quality of Samsung products.
  • His home and office were raided by Korean police in 2008 and was alleged of using a slush fund to bribe judges and political figures in South Korea.
  • He was fined an amount of 98 million USD and sentenced to three years of suspended jail.
  • He was also alleged to steal 10 trillion won from Samsung subsidiaries
  • He was hospitalized due to a heart attack on May 11, 2014.
  • He was tested for cancer in 2005 at the MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
  • He was very less active on social media.

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