Lee attending breakfast with various Korean business leaders, 2013
|Died||October 25, 2020 (aged 78)|
|Cause of death||Problems caused by a heart attack|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
George Washington University
|Occupation||Chairman of Samsung|
|Net worth||US$20.6 billion (February 2020)|
|Parent(s)||Lee Byung-chull (1909–1987)|
Park Du-eul (1907–1999)
|Revised Romanization||I Geonhui|
Lee Kun-hee (Hangul: 이건희; Hanja: 李健熙; Korean pronunciation: [iːɡʌnhi]; January 9, 1942 – October 25, 2020) was a South Korean businessman. He was the chairman of Samsung Group. In 1996, Lee became a member of the International Olympic Committee. His family has a net worth of US$40.8 billion, which make them among the Forbes richest people in the world.
In 2014, Lee was named the world's 35th most powerful person and the most powerful Korean by Forbes Magazine's List of The World's Most Powerful People along with his son Lee Jae-yong.
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