Lee, chairman of tech giant Samsung Group, dies

Lee, chairman of tech giant Samsung Group, dies

 Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung, the world's largest electronics brand, has died. He died today at the age of 78.

Lee expanded his father's small business into today's Samsung empire. Lee was the youngest son of Lee Bang Choul, the founder of Samsung Group. During his tenure, Samsung has established itself as the largest tech company in the world today.

South Korea's richest man has a net worth of 21 billion, according to Forbes. According to Samsung, he died at home on Sunday. The cause of death was not immediately clear, the BBC reported.

He was placed under constant family care due to a hot attack in 2014. "We will always remember his contribution and his journey to this day," Samsung said in a statement.