Lee Myung-Hee

About Lee Myung-Hee

Who is it?: Shinsegae
Birth Day: September 05, 1943
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korea
Alma mater: Ewha Womans University
Occupation: Chairman of Shinsegae Group
Spouse(s): Chung Jae-eun
Children: 2 including Chung Yong-jin
Parent(s): Lee Byung-chul Park Du-eul
Hangul: 이명희
Hanja: 李明熙
Revised Romanization: Lee Myeonghui
McCune–Reischauer: I Myŏnghŭi

Lee Myung-Hee

Lee Myung-Hee was born on September 05, 1943 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korea, is Shinsegae. Chairwoman of Shinsegae Group, Lee Myung-Hee is the youngest daughter of late founder of Samsung Group, Lee Byung-Chull, and the sister of Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-Hee. Samsung owned Shinsegae until the two separated in 1991. The group, which began in 1955 with the Donghwa department store, has diversified into fashion, hospitality (Chosun hotels in partnership with Westin), food and beverage and other sectors. Spun off as a public company in 1996, Shinsegae International imports and distributes around 30 premium brands, including Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Givenchy. It also manufactures and distributes its own fashion labels (VOV, G-Cut and Tomboy) and markets household and consumer goods under the brand name Jaju as well as the Vidi Vici cosmetics line. The majority of her wealth comes from E-Mart, which the chaebol took public in 2011 and is now the country's biggest discount-store chain.
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Currently, Lee Myung-Hee is 77 years, 9 months and 17 days old. Lee Myung-Hee will celebrate 78rd birthday on a Sunday 5th of September 2021. Below we countdown to Lee Myung-Hee upcoming birthday.

Popular As Lee Myung-Hee
Occupation Fashion and Retail
Age 77 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 05, 1943 (Seoul, South Korea, South Korea)
Birthday September 05
Town/City Seoul, South Korea, South Korea
Nationality South Korea

🌙 Zodiac

Lee Myung-Hee’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Lee Myung-Hee was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Lee was born in Uiryeong County to Samsung founder Lee Byung-chul and his first wife Park Du-eul as the youngest of eight children. She attended Ewha Girls' High School and then majored in art at Ewha Womans University before marrying. After ten years of being a homemaker she became a sales executive at Shinsegae Department Store in 1979 and then its Chairwoman in 1997 after the company was separated from Samsung.


During her time as chairwoman Lee has been fined on three separate occasions. The first was in 2006 for 350 billion won ($300 million) after she hid 800 billion wons worth of stock under different names. In 2012 by the Fair Trade Commission fined Lee 4 billion won ($3.4 million) for charging different transaction fees. Then in 2015 she was fined 70 billion won for hiding 380,000 company shares worth 80 billion won ($68 million) under different names.

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