Samsung Chairman Suffers Heart Attack, in Stable Condition

samsung ceoBloomberg News reports that the chairman of Samsung Electronics of South Korea, Lee Kun Hee (above), remains hospitalized in stable condition after surgery following a heart attack.

According to Bloomberg News:

“Lee’s heart and brain functions are in “very stable condition,” and he is being treated at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul with a sedative, Lim Bo Mi, a spokeswoman for Samsung Group, said today. She declined to provide more details. Lee, 72, was resuscitated following an acute myocardial infarction on May 10, Rhee So Eui, a spokeswoman for Samsung Group, said in an e-mailed statement yesterday.

After taking over the Suwon-based business in 1987, Lee built it into the world’s largest maker of smartphones, televisions and memory chips, becoming South Korea’s richest man in the process. He appointed his son, Lee Jae Yong, vice chairman of the electronics unit in 2012 as Samsung Group became the nation’s biggest conglomerate with $326 billion in sales.” Read more here.

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