Bachelor in Commerce, Waseda University, 1965. Master of Business Administration, George Washington University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Bus (honorary), Seoul National University, 2000.
Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Korea University, 2005.
With Tong-Yang Broadcasting Corporation, 1966—1978. Vice-chairman Samsung Group, 1978—1987, chairman, 1987—1998, Samsung Electronics Limited company, 1998—2008, since 2010. Vice chairman Korea-Japan Economic Committee, Seoul, since 1981, Federation Korean Industries, Seoul, since 1987.
President Korean Amateur Wrestling Federation, since 1982. Director Korean Youth Association, since 1982. Standing member Korean Olympic Committee, 1982-1993, vice president, since 1993.
Married Ra Hee Hong, May 22, 1967. Children: Jay Yong, Boo Jin, Seo Hyun, Yoon Hyung.