|Birth Day:||February 12, 1910|
|Death Date:||Nov 19, 1987 (age 77)|
|Birth Place:||Seoul, South Korea|
As per our current Database, Lee Byung-chul died on Nov 19, 1987 (age 77).
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He attended Waseda University in Tokyo, but did not finish school and founded the Samsung Trading Co. in 1938.
Byung-chul established a trucking business in Daegu on 1 March 1938, which he named Samsung Trading Co, the forerunner to Samsung. Samsung means "Three Stars" which explains the initial corporate logos.
By 1945 Samsung was transporting goods throughout Korea and to other countries. The company was based in Seoul by 1947. It was one of the ten largest "trading companies" when the Korean War started in 1950. With the conquest of Seoul by the North Korean army, Lee was forced to relocate his business to Busan. The massive influx of U.S. troops and equipment into Busan over the next year and a half of the war proved to be highly beneficial to Lee's trucking company.
In 1961, when Park Chung-hee seized power in the May 16 coup, Lee was in Japan and for some time he did not return to South Korea. Eventually, a deal was struck and Lee returned but Samsung had to give up control over the banks it acquired and follow economic directives from Park's government.
The first step of the Federation of Korean Industries was established in August 1961. The association was founded by Samsung Group Chairman Lee Byung-chul. He was a noble leader to every employee that walked through the office.
Currently, Lee Byung-chul is 111 years, 5 months and 13 days old. Lee Byung-chul will celebrate 112th birthday on a Saturday 12th of February 2022.
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