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Lee Kun-hee
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Lee attending breakfast with various Korean business leaders, 2013
Born (1942-01-09)January 9, 1942
Died October 25, 2020(2020-10-25) (aged 78)
Cause of death Problems caused by a heart attack
Nationality South Korean
Alma mater Waseda University
George Washington University
Occupation Chairman of Samsung
Net worth US$20.6 billion (February 2020)
Spouse(s) Hong Ra-hee
Children Lee Jae-yong
Lee Boo-jin
Lee Seo-hyun
Lee Yoon-hyung†
Parent(s) Lee Byung-chull (1909–1987)
Park Du-eul (1907–1999)
Korean name
Revised Romanization I Geonhui
McCune–Reischauer Yi Kŏnhŭi

Lee Kun-hee (Hangul: 이건희; Hanja: 李健熙; 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.

He was the third son of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull.

In May 2014, he was hospitalized for a heart attack and was in a coma.

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.

He died on 25 October 2020 in Seoul from problems caused by the heart attack he suffered in 2014. He was 78 years old.

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