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Obituary

Photos: biography timeline of the late Lee Kun-hee

Oct 25, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)

Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, credited with transforming South Korea’s small television maker into a global tech giant, passed away on Oct. 25 at the age of 78. Born in 1942 as the youngest son of the late founder Lee Byung-chul, Chairman Lee took the helm of the group in 1987 and led the group’s rise as a global brand during his 26-year tenure. Under his leadership, the group’s market capitalization swelled by more than 300 times to top $266 billion. These photos capture key moments of his life, from his life as a young child to his development into a legendary business tycoon.

▲Illustrated by Dug-Young Choo
▲Illustrated by Dug-Young Choo



Photo slide: Legacy timeline of the late business titan


Lee Kun-hee in his youth


Jerry Lee and Danbee Lee edited this article.

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