On October 25, 2020, Mr. Lee Kun Hee – chairman of Samsung Group, South Korea passed away at the age of 78. Before that, he had been hospitalized for 6 years because of a heart attack. After Mr. Lee’s death, public opinion turned to his three children, including: “Samsung Crown Prince” Lee Jae Yong; second daughter Lee Bo Jin – a talented woman dubbed “little Lee Kun Hee” and third daughter Lee Seo Hyun.
Although not involved in the entertainment industry, but Lee Boo Jin – the daughter of the Chairman of Samsung Group has always been noticed by the media and the public. Possessing a beautiful appearance, huge fortune and business ability no less than a man, Lee Boo Jin becomes the ideal model of powerful female characters in Korean films.
Lee Boo Jin is the daughter most respected and pampered by the late Samsung president
The second princess studied well, graduated from a prestigious university
As one of the leading chaebol families of the land of kimchi, it is no wonder that Lee Boo Jin From a young age, he was exposed to the elite of society, studied in the best environment. It is known that Samsung’s second daughter is very good at studying and knows many foreign languages.
She graduated Yonsei private university majoring in arts and sciences. Yonsei University (Yonsei University – 연세대학교) is a private university in Seoul, South Korea. The school is rated as one of the three best universities of the land of kimchi along with Seoul National University – Korea University to form the sky trio (SKY).
Yonsei University is one of only four Korean universities to enter the ARWU World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and The Times World University Rankings in 2010. In 2011 ,Yonsei is ranked 129th worldwide and 18th in Asia based on QS World University Rankings.
Yonsei University is the “second home” of many famous people, successful in the fields of literature, art, business, politics, social activities, academics, sports and even entertainment. Typical examples include Mr. Kim Woo Jung (founder and CEO of Daewoo Group), Mr. Koo Bon Moo (President of LG Group), Mr. Chung Mong Hun (former chairman of Hyundai Group), Park Jin Young. (JYP’s talented music producer), Bong Joonho (the director of the Oscar-winning film Parasites).
That way, the excellent people who have attended are enough to see how prestigious and quality Yonsei University is. Graduating from this school, Lee Boo Jin is indeed very smart and good at studying. After graduating from university at the age of 21, Lee Boo Jin later earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (USA).
A successful career, reaching the top of the list of the most powerful women in the world
Lee Boo Jin grew up in luxury, not lacking in anything from material things to power. In particular, thanks to his father’s relationship, since childhood, Lee Boo Jin has been exposed to aristocrats and politicians and absorbed all the quintessence from them. But it is also because of her father’s great shadow that she is forced to constantly learn and surpass herself to stand on par with her brothers and sisters.
She was subjected to strict management, learning everything from walking and speaking to management, society and art. Lee Boo Jin himself once admitted that being born in the Lee family makes anyone responsible for the face and growth of the family, no one is allowed to indulge in personal desires affect relatives and groups.
She started as an intern at the Samsung Foundation under Samsung C&T and always tries to prove herself to her father, shareholders and tens of thousands of Samsung employees. After 6 years of many positions, large and small, she became the first female director of a subsidiary of Samsung, quickly climbing to the top. executive positions at Samsung, becoming vice president of Samsung Electro-Mechanics.
After more than 10 years of serving Samsung’s subsidiary, Lee Boo Jin has brought the Shilla hotel chain to a new height, hitting the annual revenue milestone of 3 trillion won, the highest in history. The hotel chain’s stock doubled under the female president and helped Korea get a Louis Vuitton duty-free store at Incheon Airport in 2011.
Even at a time when Korea was facing the widespread Covid-19 epidemic, under her management, Shilla still grew and achieved an impressive profit of 118.8 billion won (more than 2.2 trillion VND).
On Forbes’ list of the richest USD billionaires in the world in 2022, Lee Boo Jin is currently ranked 709th with a fortune of 4.1 billion USD (about 94.3 trillion VND). With this wealth, “Samsung princess” is also the second richest female billionaire in Korea.
At the age of U55, Lee Boo Jin is still extremely beautiful, noble and her beauty is almost unaffected by time.
Tragic life, not as happy as outsiders imagine
Despite the resounding success of his career, in personal love affairs, Lee Boo Jin is not so lucky. Her wedding was once considered as beautiful as a movie when the groom was just an ordinary IT employee who succeeded in marrying the lady with a golden leaf.
In 1999, Lee Boo-jin married Im Woo-jae, an employee of a security company under Samsung Group. Im is often referred to by the media as “Cinderella” because his background is far below that of the daughter of the family that runs the most powerful business empire in Korea. The two met at a volunteer event and faced objections from both sides of their families when deciding to get married.
However, during the first 7 years after the wedding, they lived apart because of the nature of work, Woo Jae was also sent to the US to study. Like newly married couples who had a crisis, they were conflicted and decided to sign the divorce papers in October 2013. This “hundred billion” divorce led to a series of scandals, lawsuits and mutual accusations between the couple.
When he married Lee Boo-jin, Im said he could not speak English but still had to study abroad in the US
Currently, the female billionaire is still lonely, alone. To win custody of his only son, Lee Boo Jin had to spend a huge amount of up to 7.6 million USD (more than 174 billion VND). And now the boy is the happiness and great encouragement of his mother.
After a broken marriage, the most valuable asset for Lee Boo Jin is now his son
Members of famous clans always attract the attention and attention of the media when appearing in front of a crowd. Surely with her excellent beauty, talent and temperament, Lee Boo Jin will be constantly mentioned by Korean netizens for a while.