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.
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
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.