Most of us know that Samsung is a phone, appliances manufacturer but very few us know that Samsung is much more than that. Samsung was founded by Lee Byung chul in 1938 and over the years it has entered in to a lot of businesses and it now comprises of numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses such as Electronic, Construction, Apparels, Medical, Defense etc. To know more about Samsung’s other businesses, let’s check it out!
# Samsung is into ship manufacturing and makes boats and has also made some of the world’s biggest ships.
# Samsung makes Tank and defense equipment. Might be difficult to fathom but it’s true.
# They are also into medical research. Samsung donates roughly US$100 million per annum to the Samsung Medical Center, which is a non-profit healthcare provider founded by the group in 1994.
# They are into construction business and has built some of the world’s biggest skyscrapers like Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
# Samsung has its own city too! # They have their own institutes and theme parks.
# Undeniably, they are one of the biggest phone manufactures. # Did you know that Samsung has spent around $14 billion (U.S.) which is more than Iceland’s GDP on advertising and marketing in 2013. Samsung’s revenue constitutes 17% of South Korea’s $1,082 billion GDP.
# While, Samsung started as a small trading company, it has now turned into a big conglomerate company. It is amazing to see its diversity which rightly resonates with their slogan “Imagine the Possibilities”.
Here is a Samsung documentary, if you can spare some time:
Information Source: Wikipedia