Lee Kun-hee Rank
About Lee Kun-hee
The late Lee Kun-hee was a businessman from South Korea who rose to fame in 1987 after being named the Chairman of Samsung Group. He worked hard to reshape the company into a major player when it comes to manufacturing smart appliances and electronics.
His father, Lee Byung-chul, founded the Samsung Group. He studied at the Japanese institution, Waseda University, for a degree in economics.
He had four children: Lee Jae-yong, Lee Boo-jin, Lee Seo-hyun and Lee Yoon-hyung. His widow is Hong Ra-hee, who is also a billionaire, philanthropist and powerful art collector.
One of his children, Yoon-hyung died in 2005 after hanging herself.
He was embroiled in two major corruption and bribery scandals: one in 1996 for bribing former Korean president, Roh Tae-woo and the other in 2008 for his company’s creation of a slush fund for bribing politicians and judges. On both occasions, he was pardoned by the sitting presidents.
He was in a coma, which was caused by a heart attack, from May 2014 until his death on October 25, 2020.
Lee Kun-hee Rank
Lee Kun-hee's Popularity
Lee Kun-hee was a famous South Korean businessman, who was born on January 9, 1942. As a person born on this date, Lee Kun-hee is listed in our database as the 32nd most popular celebrity for the day (January 9) and the 83rd most popular for the year (1942).
People born on January 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Lee Kun-hee is the 966th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Lee Kun-hee's birthday, Lee Kun-hee is the 147th most famous South Korean and ranks 8th in famous people born in Daegu, South Korea.
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