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The death of Lee, who became group chairman in 1987, with a net worth of $20.9 billion according to Forbes, may prompt investor interest in a potential restructuring of the group.(REUTERS)

Samsung group chief Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Seoul
PUBLISHED ON OCT 26, 2020 04:45 AM IST
Lee, who was 78, grew the Samsung group into South Korea’s biggest conglomerate and became the country’s richest person. But he was also convicted of bribery and tax evasion, and he and the empire he built were vilified for wielding huge economic clout, and for opaque governance and dubious transfers of the family wealth.
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Lee Kun-hee’s hunched posture, due to a traffic accident, soft voice, round eyes and often bemused expression were atypical for such a powerful character(REUTERS)
Lee Kun-hee’s hunched posture, due to a traffic accident, soft voice, round eyes and often bemused expression were atypical for such a powerful character(REUTERS)

Samsung’s Lee Kun-hee:A tainted titan who built a global tech giant

By Reuters| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Seoul
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Lee’s business acumen made him the object of endless fascination and speculation in Korea,but he and the empire he built have also been vilified by critics and activist shareholders for wielding such economic clout
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Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee died on Sunday.(Reuters File Photo)
Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee died on Sunday.(Reuters File Photo)

Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78: Company

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Seoul
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Lee, who turned Samsung Electronics into a global tech giant, was left bedridden by a heart attack in 2014.
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