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Lee attending breakfast with various Korean business leaders, 2013
|Died||October 25, 2020
|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 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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