Washington, May 12: Samsung Electronics chairman was in stable condition after suffering a heart attack.
Lee Kun-hee, 72, underwent surgery early Sunday after suffering from breathing difficulties late Saturday and being resuscitated.
The Samsung Medical Center said that Lee was recuperating after undergoing a cardiac procedure for acute myocardial infarction.
According to CNET, Lee has reportedly suffered from respiratory problems since undergoing surgery for lung lymphoma in 1999.
He was also hospitalized last August for pneumonia.
Estimates by Forbes magazine reveal Lee is South Korea’s richest individual with a net worth of around 10.8 billion dollars. (ANI)