Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee Suffers Major Heart Attack

Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee Suffers Major Heart Attack

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Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee, Apple nemesis and the richest man in Korea, has suffered a serious heart attack, reports Fortune.

Kun-hee had to be resuscitated and undergo surgery following an acute myocardial infarction. He is said to be in stable condition at Samsung Medical Center.

Lee transformed Samsung from a manufacturer of low quality knock-offs into one of the world's leading manufacturers of everything from smartphones to ships. Apple has accused the company of copying its devices but still relies on it to manufacture various components of its mobile devices.

Fortune notes that Lee is also famous for his criminal record. Here are a few highlights they compiled:

● In 1996, Chairman Lee was one of nine South Korean businessmen charged and convicted of bribing former President Roh Tae Woo. Lee said the money was a gift. Four of the businessmen were sent to prison. Lee received a suspended sentence and, later, a presidential pardon.
● In a second high-profile case in 2008, Lee was cleared of bribery charges but convicted of tax evasion and financial wrongdoing. He was fined 110 billion won (nearly $100 million) and given a 3-year suspended jail term. A few months later he got his second presidential pardon.
● In 2010 Samsung's former chief legal counsel published a book called Think Samsung that claimed Lee stole up to 10 trillion won ($8.9 billion) from Samsung subsidiaries, destroyed evidence, and bribed government officials to ensure the smooth transfer of power to his son.

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Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee Suffers Major Heart Attack
Jedediah Johnson - May 13, 2014 at 7:46pm
This article explains it all. On how Samsung got as big as they did. Hiding inside a courtroom. And you Samsung loving trolls call apple evil and theives. Read this article you f*cking trolls. http://www.macrumors.com/2014/05/05/samsung-infringe-stall-tactics/
Hugh Jazz - May 12, 2014 at 2:53pm
Karma is something invented by the weak to make them feel better when good things happen to bad people. There is no Karma. It's perfectly ok to make fun of someone's health. One day it will be yours, and if you did all the crap this guy did, people would make light of your suffering too. It's not Karma. It's called human nature. We like it when bad things happen to bad people. Nothing bad is going to happen to you because you enjoy it. Bad things are going to happen to you because that's how life works. Stuff happens. There's always a reason, but Karma isn't one of them...
& - May 13, 2014 at 6:11pm
Karma is not ultimately a cause effect relationship. It is part of a larger way of life teaching that points us to see how our nature-mind patterns bring about impasses in our selves/ lives. If one does "good things" or "bad things" either outcome can occur as karma. The teaching espouses adherence to a divine way if life which ever way things roll though, so that we can evolve spiritually, or psycho-neurologically if that phase pleases a nihilist mind like urs.
Hugh Jazz - May 12, 2014 at 2:52pm
Karma is something invented by the weak to make them feel better when good things happen to bad people. There is no Karma. It's perfectly ok to make fun of someone's health. One day it will be yours, and if you did all the crap this guy did, people would make light of your suffering too. It's not Karma. It's called human nature. We like it when bad things happen to bad people. Nothing bad is going to happen to you because you enjoy it. Bad things are going to happen to you because that's how life works. Stuff happens. There's always a reason, but Karma isn't one of them...
StewartG - May 12, 2014 at 5:58pm
What I meant is Samsung is still $hit and always will be copycat knockoff $hit but the guy is a human being who is sick and it's not cool to make fun of that. He is not necessarily a bad man, just conducts shady business. Other people in history are evil. You're right about it not being karma though. $hit happens to good and bad people alike.
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