Lee Byung-chul

1910 - 1987

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Ho-Am Byung-chull Lee (12 February 1910 – 19 November 1987) was a South Korean businessman. He was the founder of the Samsung Group, which is South Korea's largest business group, and one of South Korea's most successful businessmen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Byung-chul has received more than 1,358,359 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Lee Byung-chul is the 64th most popular businessperson (down from 47th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from South Korea (down from 9th in 2019) and the most popular South Korean Businessperson.

Lee Byung-chul is most famous for being the founder of the Samsung Group.

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Among businesspeople, Lee Byung-chul ranks 64 out of 604Before him are Giovanni Agnelli, Margaret Hamilton, Rupert Murdoch, Li Ka-shing, Fred Trump, and Dietrich Mateschitz. After him are Guccio Gucci, Estée Lauder, Martin Cooper, Frank Williams, Richard Branson, and Bertha Benz.

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Among people born in 1910, Lee Byung-chul ranks 25Before him are William Hanna, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, Samuel Barber, William Shockley, and Chiang Ching-kuo. After him are Helenio Herrera, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Nathuram Godse, Dominique Pire, Joseph Kasa-Vubu, and Jean Anouilh. Among people deceased in 1987, Lee Byung-chul ranks 17Before him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Pola Negri, Gunnar Myrdal, John Huston, Jacques Anquetil, and Andrés Segovia. After him are John Howard Northrop, Fahri Korutürk, Thomas Sankara, Lino Ventura, Jascha Heifetz, and Walter Houser Brattain.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, Lee Byung-chul ranks 37 out of 774Before him are Hyejong of Goryeo (912), Sunjo of Joseon (1790), Seongjong of Joseon (1457), Jeongjong, 3rd monarch of Goryeo (923), Danjong of Joseon (1441), and Hyojong of Joseon (1619). After him are Jang-geum (1550), Choi Kyu-hah (1919), Munjong of Joseon (1414), Myeongjong of Joseon (1534), Nam June Paik (1932), and Injong of Joseon (1515).


Among businesspeople born in South Korea, Lee Byung-chul ranks 1After him are Sung Jae-gi (1967), Lee Kun-hee (1942), Shin Kyuk-ho (1921), and Lee Jae-yong (1969).