Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s eldest daughter, Lee Boo-jin, has been ordered by a court in Seoul to provide her ex-husband with millions of dollars worth of assets.
Boo-jin, who is also the CEO of luxury hotel Shilla, holds a large amount of shares in South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, with Forbes
estimating the 46-year-old
‘s net worth at roughly around $2 billion.
However, Boo-jin’s recent divorce case is barely going to leave a dent on the Samsung heiress’ fortune.
According to Reuters, the divorce entitles her estranged husband, Im Woo-jae, to a large sum of assets worth 8.6 billion won ($7.64 million).
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Boo-jin’s 48-year-old estranged husband also filed a lawsuit against her, seeking 1.2 trillion won ($1.1 billion). She might be losing millions, but she will still receive sole custody of her son.
While Boo-jin is trying to recover from her recent divorce, Samsung hopes to recover from its losses as well. The tech conglomerate’s series of unfortunate events started when Chairman Kun-hee suffered a heart attack back in 2014.
The incident gave way to the chairman’s son and Samsung Vice Chairman, Lee Jae-yong, to eventually take over and oversee the company’s operations.
Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse when Jae-yong found himself involved in some shady dealings that shook South Korea earlier in 2017.
Samsung suffered quite a blow when the 48-year-old vice chairman was taken to jail for corruption charges back in February.
Furthermore, the bribery scandal involving Jae-yong and former president Park Geun-hye doesn’t seem to be helping Samsung’s case and image.
The incidents might be placing Samsung’s future heir in question, but it’s certainly not placing the company’s productivity on hold.